A commemorative postage stamp on the 12th World Mining Congress (WMC), New Delhi, a global mining industry event held every three years :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 20, 1984
Issued for : The Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department is privileged to issue a commemorative postage stamp to mark the Congress being held for the first time in an Asian Country.
Description of Design : The 100 P. stamp based on the emblem of the 12th World Mining Congress has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik. The First Day Cover shows drilling operations. The cancellation has been designed by Nenu Bagga.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Two colours
Denomination : 100 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 X 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Unwatermarked P.G. matt coated stamp paper
Number printed : 15,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printed at : India Security Press
- The 12th World Mining Congress is being held in New Delhi from November 19 to 23, 1984. The Institution of Engineers (India) as the National Committee of the World Mining Congress are hosts to the Congress, being held in India for the first time.
- Started by Prof. Boleslaw Krupinski of Poland in August, 1957 as an International Committee, the first Congress was held in Warsaw during September, 1958.
- In the early stages, it was an informal organisation and the membership of the early International Organising Committee reflected Prof. Krupinski‘s personal and professional friendships around the world. He saw, very clearly, the mining community as an international community. As the Organisation developed, a more formal structure was created and, in Austria in 1975, a set statutes was adopted and the name was changed to the present title; World Mining Congress. The aims of the Congress are :
- To promote and support scientific and technical co-operation for national and international progress in the fields of mining of solid minerals and the development of natural mineral sources;
- To obtain a worldwide exchange of information with respect to the development of mining science, technology, economics, health and safety aspects of mining operation and environmental protection.
- The International Organising Committee of the World Mining Congress, on which as many as 36 countries are now represented, is a permanent organisation with its secretariat at Warsaw and has been responsible for organising international meets.
- Three permanent international bodies are affiliated with the World Mining Congress, although each maintains its independent Secretariat :
- (1) the International Bureau of Strata Mechanics,
- (2) the International Bureau for Mine Thermo Physics and,
- (3) the International Society for Mine Surveying.
- The World Mining Congress itself has consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
- In its statutes, the Congress covers all solid minerals i.e. metals, non-metallics and solid energy minerals. Of the 11 Congresses held to date, only one (Peru) has been outside Europe; of the 54 IOC meetings, seven have been held outside Europe viz. China, Peru (2), India, USA, USSR and Turkey.
- Text based on the material published by the 12th World Mining Congress, New Delhi.