A portal named ‘Science and Technology Yojana for AtmaNirbhar Bharat in Mining Advancement (SATHYABHAMA)’ was launched by Union Ministry of Mines and Coal, Prahlad Joshi.

About the Portal

The portal has been designed and developed by emphasizing the need for promoting the role of digital technology in the mineral and mining sector of the country. The Mines Informatics Division of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the implementing agency of the portal. SATHYABHAMA is also being integrated with the NITI Aayog portal- NGO Darpan. The portal can be accessed at – research.mines.gov.in SATHYABHAMA Portal for AtmaNirbhar Bharat in Mining and Mineral Sector launched

Objective of the Portal

Through the Portal, the Central Government aims to encourage researchers and scientists to undertake qualitative and inventive research and development work in the Mining and Mineral sector. The Portal will help in increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of various schemes of the Government in this sector, optimum utilization of funds allocated to institutions in this sector for various research and development based projects, and in securing proper usage and conservation of mineral resources of the country.

Benefits of the Portal

SATHYABHAMA Portal will allow researchers to submit their reports (Progress and Final) to be submitted in electronic format, to date this progress or final technical reports can only be submitted physically by the researchers. Project proposals can also be submitted through the portal.

Through regular Monitoring, the portal will also be used for the management of grants/funds for different projects by both the officials and for researchers and scientists.

Digital submission of reports and proposals of projects and also the management of funds for different projects will encourage more researchers and scientists to take work in the Mines and Minerals sector of the country. This will further help in building AtmaNirbhar Bharat. SATHYABHAMA Portal for AtmaNirbhar Bharat in Mining and Mineral Sector launched