Indian Mines and Minerals Association (IMMA) is an organisation dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry.
Indian Mines and Minerals Association (IMMA) is an all-India apex body to promote the interests of all mining (including coal), mineral processing, metal making and other mineral-based industries and to attend to the problems faced by them in lease grants, renewals, tenures, production, taxation, trade, exports, labour, etc.
IMMA envelopes in its fold mining, mineral processing, metal making, cement, coal and other mineral-derived industries as well as granite, stone, marble and slate industries – private, joint and public sectors – of the country. It has more than 50 direct members and 25 regional associations which represent local small mining units in the country.
Minerals and metals are essential for modern living; among other things, they enable farming, healthcare, communications, water and energy supply, transport, space technology and the construction of our cities.
No matter where we are in the world, metals and minerals are part of our everyday life. It’s hard to find any activity, structure or object where metals are absent, or at least didn’t play a role in the manufacturing process, but most of us give little thought to the variety and complexity of the materials we depend on every day.
Investments in natural resources do not always lead to positive social and economic outcomes for human wellbeing, our planet, or the prosperity of host communities and nations. This does not have to be the case; when mining and metals companies act responsibly the extraction and management of natural resources can be transformative for the lives of employees, their families, local communities, and entire nations.
The mining and mineral production interests in India were earlier represented by regional associations of mine operators and individual lease holders. Indian Mines and Minerals Association (IMMA) was established to promote the interests of mining, mineral processing, metal making and other mineral-based industries and to attend to the problems faced by them in lease grants, renewals, tenures, production, taxation, trade, exports, labour, etc.
IMMA, while pleading for the promotion of these industries, interfaces with government, trade and industry bodies, educational and R&D institutions etc. on - legal, tenurial, fiscal, regulatory, forests and environmental — all matters connected with the functioning of this sector on a continuing basis. During its existence, IMMA has organised a number of international/national seminars, conferences, workshops to highlight the problems, policies and perspectives of the resource (mineral) based industries.
IMMA imbued with the philosophy that individual initiative, enterprise and efforts are the foundation of a nation’s progress and are the means for the community to precipitate in a co-operative and complementary functioning, has striven for finding the common ground and consensus in all its interfacing activities with government, avoiding confrontational and conflicting facets. As a consequence, IMMA has emerged as an institution with undoubted objectivity and unsullied credibility whose views are sought by the Government of India and public institutions with confidence and faith for promoting the interests of the nation and industry - public and private sectors. IMMA is now seeking to promote for mineral, mineral derived processing and metallurgical sector, in an investor friendly environment.