Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi held a meeting with the Canadian delegation led by H.E. Ranj Pillai, Premier of the Yukon, Canada here today during its visit to India from 17th to 20th September, 2023.
During this Ministerial-level meeting, both the nations deliberated on enhancing cooperation in the mining sector, especially mining of critical minerals. Together, both India and Canada resolved to strengthen the supply-chain of critical minerals between the nations.
Yukon is the westernmost territory of Canada which is rich in mineral resources. Leading mineral resources of Yukon are Lead, Zinc, Silver, Gold, Asbestos, Iron and Copper.
H.E. Ranj Pillai briefed about the mining and mineral potential in the Yukon, including pathways for Yukon resources to support Indian industry. Shri Pralhad Joshi informed that Ministry of Mines has formed an entity ‘KABIL’ to outsource critical and strategic minerals.
The officials from both sides will deliberate on the way forward for cooperation in the field of mineral resources. H.E. Ranj Pillai invited a delegation from India to Yukon and assured his full cooperation to the delegation for exploring investment opportunities and acquisition of minerals. This meeting has paved the way to deepen cooperation between both the countries.