On June 19, 2020, Shri Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister for Coal &Mines has launched SATYABHAMA (Science and Technology Yojana for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in Mining Advancement) Portal, developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Mines Informatics Division.
- The Portal, integrated with NGO Darpan Portal of NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog, will promote research and development in the mining and minerals sector.
-Unlike the current system, where research proposals are physically submitted by scientists /researchers, the Satyabhama portal allows online submission of project proposal & also its status and use of funds can be monitored.
-Researchers can also submit the progress report and final technical report of the projects in electronic format in the portal.
-A user manual is also available on the portal where step-by-step procedures for the presentation of project proposals are outlined.
Benefits: It will increase efficiency as well as effectiveness in the implementation of Science and Technology Programme Scheme of Ministry of Mines.
Projects funded by:
The key Institutes where research projects have been funded include Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur; IIT-Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad; IIT-Roorkee; IIT-Bombay; IIT Delhi; IIT- Bhubaneswar; IIT-Madras Chennai; CSIR – Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar; CSIR- National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology; ICAR- Central Arid Zone Research Institute; CSIR- National Geophysical Research Institute; CSIR-NML; National Institute of Technology, Rourkela;Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre, Nagpur, National Institute of Rock Mechanics, Bengaluru; Nonferrous Materials Technology Development Centre, Hyderabad, etc.
i.Mines Informatics Division. Shri Sushil Kumar,Secretary, Ministry of Mines and other senior officials of the Ministry were also present during the launch.
About Ministry of Mines:
Headquarters– New Delhi