Minerals constitute the back-bone of economic growth of any nation and India has been eminently endowed with this gift of nature. Mining activities in the country however remained primitive in nature and modest in scale up-till the beginning of the twentieth century. The strategies adopted for rapid expansion of mining activities include increased mechanization, adoption of new technologies & their adaptation under Indian geo-mining conditions and assimilation of latest scientific innovations in the concerned areas. However, it has also brought in its wake increased hazard potential posing new problems of safety and environmental management. It appears that the concept of ‘growth at all cost’ has become the order of the day. This is rather too heavy a price to pay for development’s sake. This ‘mad rush’ to produce gives way to unsustainable developments. We have to remember the lines said by Hevelock Ellis-
The Sun, the Moon, the Stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
At present there is not a single platform present in the web space which deals with all aspects of Indian mining industry. The basic concept behind making of Novamining website is to assimilate all relevant information of Indian mining industry at a single platform to help the practicing Mining engineers, Geologists, Mineral processing engineers, Mechanical engineers and other allied professionals attached directly or indirectly with Indian mining industry, so that these information can be used in scientific and sustainable growth of Indian mining industry to cope up with present scenario of globalization. In the beginning relevant information for non Coal opencast mines has been compiled further attempt will be made to encompass all mines of India in any sector.