The mines ministry announced the launch of a portal “SATYABHAMA” with an aim to promote research and development in the mining and minerals sector.
- This portal will allow online submission of project proposals along with monitoring of the same and utilization of funds.
- The portal has been designed, developed, and implemented by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), Mines Informatics Division.
- The portal will increase efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of the scheme.
- The major institutes where research projects have been funded include the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.