Our Advisors


RL Bhatia

Former Controller of Mines

Indian Bureau of Mines, Nagpur

He is an eminent mining engineer from BHU batch 1968, served many organizations like CMRI, AMD, Sigareni Collieries and Indian Bureau of Mines, Govt. of India . He retired as Controller of Mines IBM in 2004. He is a treasure of knowledge, worked in non metal , Coal for production, management, safety & environment .He has evaluated more than 500 nos. of mining plans and EIA appraisals as regulator, qualified person and EIA coordinator. He had played a key role in formulation of rules in respect of MCDR 1988 and MCR 1960. His vast experience has benefitted mining fraternity in many ways and he had been Secretary MEAI, Nagpur Chapter, member of MGMI Kolkata, SGAT Bhuwanesher .There are more than 28 publications and articles published in seminars and symposia .He has also visited Sweden France, US, and UK for his mining assignments.

LS Rathore

Former Group Genral Manager

Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Pvt Ltd, Jaipur

He is a Gold medalist from the MBM engineering College batch 1975 served many organizations like Hindustan Copper , Pyrite Phosphorite Chemical limited ,Rajasthan State Mineral Development Corporation limited . He was superannuated from Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Limited as Group General Manger. During the tenure he has worked in underground operation at Khetri Copper and PPCL. He is credited with many mega mining projects from concept to commissioning comprising of Rock phosphate, SMS grade Lime stone, Lignite, Graphite Fluorite, Marble, and Gypsum projects. He has strong hold in Planning, Project management, Environment and safety in open cast and underground mines .He is member of many professional bodies.

Vikram Rastogi

International Stone Consultant

Teaching & Training Specialist

Mr.K.Vikram Rastogi is an International Stone Consultant, Teaching & Training Specialist spent his lifetime in development of stones in International level . He has passed B.Sc. Engg.( Mech) ME (Heat and Power . He has also obtained Diploma in German Language and Diploma in Export Management.He has 52 years of experience in varied fields like teaching in Mechanical Engineering for 11 years and executing a medium sized Granite Processing Plant from its inception. He was nodal person for parastatal corporations of Government of Rajasthan. After that his valuable contribution in stone industry for 40 years as Consultant providing advisory in stone quarrying, & processing projects in India and many countries of the world. During this tenure he has visited 43 countries and have participated in more than 75 national & international stone fairs in the world.

Rajender Kumar Sharma

Former Director Geological Survey of India

Jaipur

Dr. R.K.Sharma is very hard working; dedicated professional passed his masters degree from Kurukshetra University 1978 batch and awarded Doctoral degree in 2000. He was Conferred with the National Mineral Award –2004 for his extra ordinary contribution on Mineral Discovery and Exploration for the discovery of Auriferous copper deposit in Dhani Basri , Dausa District, Rajasthan. He is having +30 years exploration experience in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh state .Total 32 Technical reports have been submitted during the service period . He has trained more than 250 new recruit geologists over 12 Batches in geological mapping and mineral exploration in the capacity of a faculty member and the Director of the Training Center at GSI FTC Zawar, Udaipur. He is also members of many professional bodies. He superannuated as Director in 2016 from Geological Survey of India .

Dr.V.K.Singh

Dr.V.K.Singh has passed M.Sc. Geology in 1982from BHU & PHD in 1992 from Centre for Advanced Study on Rock Mechanics and Ground Control, Department of Mining Engineering. Dr Singh is superannuated as Chief Scientist & Head of the Slope Stability Department at CSIR-CIMFR, Dhanbad. He has 35 years of Research, Rock Excavation & Slope Stability Engineering experience. His core expertise areas are design of active and final mine slopes , dump slope design for greater productivity and safety and stability of opencast coal /non-coal mines. He has been various awards from MGMI, MEAI, IEL,SGAT award IGS-AFCONS , SGAT Award Of Excellence, National Geosciences Award. He is member of many professional bodies like MEAI, MGMI, ISRM Portual, ISRMTT, IGS, New Delhi Principal member Rock Slope Engineering, Foundation on Rock and Rock Mass Improvement, CED 48:4 of the Rock Mechanics Sectional Committee (CED 48), Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi. He has been invited for lectures to many esteemed organizations like BHU, MOEF, DGMS, CBIP, NMDC, HCL, TATA STEEL, Sesa Goa, Directorate of Mines Safety and Productivity Council of Goa, SCCL, NECL, IICM, Neyveli Lignite Corp., CCL and ECL

Saurabh Priydarshi

Executive Director

Geoxpelorer Consulting Pvt Ltd, Gurugaon

Mr. Saurabh is young geology professional passed Masters Degree from Ranchi University 1984 batch and also completed executive development programme from ISM Dhanbad .He is having +27 years multifaceted experience in his mining basket by working in various organizations of repute. . He has served in Tata Steel , India bulls Power limited ,PSM energy and He is founder executive Director of Geooxplorer Consulting Services Limited located at Gurgaon .During the tenure he has achieved many mile stone of working in country and abroad in metal and non metal .He is an expert in exploration projects ,Project Management , Mine due diligence ,Quality control. He has wide spectrum of work in various countries Bhutan, Indonesia, Nigeria, Myanmar, Malaysia, Oman, Morocco, Singapore Australia, Brazil, turkey Iran, and Malawi He is also accredited to standards (JORC,NI43-101, SAMREC,UNFC, and a Certified Lead assessor ISO 9001:2000. He is also members of many professional bodies.

Dr.P.C. Purohit

Former Group General Manager

Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Limited

Dr. P.C. Purohit is an eminent personality in Mining Industry has passed Bachelor degree in Mining and Mineral Engineering from MBM Engineering College 1977 batch and also obtained Doctoral degree in Mining engineering on Eco-Restoration of disturbed mine land by re-vegetation. He has 42 years of valuable experience of serving PSU’s and superannuated as Group General Manager from RSMML .after superannuation He was holding position as Advisor (Mining) to RSMML for SMS grade Lime stone project, Jaiselmer . He has been considered a tough task master in Mining, Marketing and Environment related Statute and Contracts. During his service tenure He was responsible for developing SMS–Chemical grade Limestone, Graphite, Fluorite, Rock Phosphate and Gypsum deposits. He is Fellow member and President of Mining Engineers Association of India, Rajasthan, Chapter Jodhpur and President of, MBM Engg.College Alumni Association, Jodhpur,. He has strong hold in Planning, Project management, Environment and safety in open cast mines.

Rahul Deo Bohra

Jaipur

Rahul Deo Bohra is a very focused mining professional with 36 years of rich and extensive experience of Compliance of Best Global Practices and Legal Requirements in mine Safety, Health, Environment and Explosives Handling in Mining sector and operating mines as well.He has Contributed for more than 21 years as Regulator to regulate mine safety, health and environment encompassing highly mechanized underground and open- pit mining operations of metal, coal and diamond and control of handling of explosives in in Botswana . He has chaired various workshops, conferences in Tanzania, Botswana, Dar Es Salam, Gaborone, Debswana, Johannesburg etc. In May’14 – May’19 he worked as Chief Inspector of Explosives of Botswana Mr.Bohra has vast experience of executing safety audits and inspections for compliance of legal requirements and world’s best practices on mine safety, health and explosives handling in mining operations (both open-pit and underground for metal, coal and diamond)He has obtained Manager’s first class certificate of competency for Metalliferous Opencast Mines and Recipient of 2018 Employee of the Year of the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security by Government of Botswana He had also worked in Rajasthan State Mineral Development Corporation’s highly mechanized mines of SMS grade Limestone, Graphite, and Rock Phosphate.

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Rakesh Giri Goswami

Former Senior Geologist

Deptt. Of Mines and Geology

Jodhpur

Mr.Rakesh is M.Tech from Rajasthan University 1976 batch. He worked in Private mining industry, State Ground water Department and State Department of Mines and Geology .He has more 32 years of experience of exploration of mineral resources and ground water. He has published 29 papers in various national and international journals and scientic magazines .His key areas are Mineral exploration, appraisal and evaluation of mineral properties, Mine plan/scheme preparations, EIA/ EMP work, hydrogeology. He has Completed 40 mineral exploration projects, also prepared 300 technical reports for applied Mining Lease/Prospecting License areas.