●SATYABHAMA Portal for Mining
•Ministry of Mines has launched a portal “SATYABHAMA (Science and Technology Yojana for Atmanirbhar Bharat in Mining Advancement)” with an aim to promote research and development in the mining and minerals sector
•This portal will allow online submission of project proposals along with monitoring of the same and utilisation of funds.
•The portal has been designed, developed and implemented by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
•The portal is also integrated with NGO Darpan Portal of NITI Aayog.
•NGO-DARPAN is a platform that provides space for interface between Non-Government organizations (NGOs)/Voluntary Organizations (VOs) in the country and key Government Ministries/Departments/Government Bodies.
•it is an e-governance application offered by NITI Aayog to electronically maintain data and transparency regarding NGOs/VOs in the country.
•The NGO-DARPAN was earlier maintained by erstwhile Planning Commission, which has been replaced by the NITI Aayog w.e.f. 1st January, 2015.
•The Portal has been launched to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the Science and Technology Programme Scheme.
•Under the Science and Technology Programme Scheme, the Ministry of Mines promotes research in applied geosciences, mineral exploration, mining and allied areas, mineral processing, optimum utilization and conservation of the mineral resources of the country.
•The Ministry of Mines provides funds to Academic institutions, universities, national institutes and R&D institutions recognized with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (under the Ministry of Science & Technology) for implementing R&D projects.