M V Rajasekhar, Director, BEML: “The mining equipment segment is undergoing major changes”
The Indian cement industry is gradually moving towards adopting best mining equipment and technology-enabled mining process to create a positive environmental impact. Traditionally, mining and cement have been seen as carbon-intensive industries. But both industries play a key role in a green and low-carbon future. Innovation in the mining activities at cement sites can meet the increasing social and environmental concerns significantly. The question is-- what actions need to be taken to accelerate solutions towards decarbonisation? This article discusses business and sustainability strategies by cement players and key mining equipment manufacturers to address environmental issues and meet the sustainability mission.
Cement manufacturers can play a significant role in reducing environmental hazards caused during mining activities. To create cement, a cement company mines and processes raw materials and put them through a chemical reaction. A cement manufacturing facility can be called an extension to a mining operation, as cement plants are typically located near sites where minerals are available, to save transportation costs. Hence a cement company plays important role in making the overall mining sector more sustainable. Incorporation of Telematics in Powerscreen Crushing and screening plants has been the latest development in the equipment sector, and it has contributed significantly to make the site operation easier.