India launches mine training programs for Afghan engineers

In an initiative spearheaded by the Indian School of Mines, India is providing advanced training in mining technology and sustainable development of natural resources to engineers from Afghanistan, Mining Weekly reports.

“The overall objective of the collaboration in the mineral and mining sector is empowering and training Afghan human resource in developing capacities, taking social aspects of mining into consideration, ensuring sustainable development, adopting best practices and benign extraction of minerals,” said Gurdeep Singh, head of the Centre for Environmental Sciences at the ISM. “ISM’s involvement in Afghan mining sector received a fillip from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Kabul, last May. In wake of this, we have customised programmes for Afghan engineers who will be coming to our institute in batches round the year,” Singh said.