4. MARINE NON-LIVING RESOURCES


Polymetallic Nodules Programme

As a Registered Pioneer Investor since 1987, with Polymetallic Nodules Mine site at Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB), India has made considerable progress in resource identification and evaluation, technology and manpower development towards exploitation of these resources. The programme consists of four components: Survey & Exploration of nodules in the CIOB, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study, Development of technologies for mining of nodules and extraction of metals. The programme is guided and reviewed by the PMN Board of Management.

4.1 Survey & Exploration
4.2 Environmental Impact Assessment Study
4.3 Technology Development-Mining
4.4 Technology Development - Metallurgy