The BMPA was started in 1995 as an effort to unite producers of beach minerals and work towards
the sustainable development of the industry. It is the only association in the country that represents the complete breadth of persons associated with beach minerals industries. The BMPA has over 120 members who have been actively involved in beach minerals industries such as garnet, ilmenite, zircon, rutile, leucoxene and sillimanite for over 30 years.
BMPA has been a pioneer in the concerted and collective efforts of the beach minerals industry. It constantly works with its member
producers and authorities to enable the industry to realise its fullest potential in
an environmentally conscious approach.
Having been accredited by the Quality Council of India, BMPA is an Accredited Business Membership Organisation. In addition to contributing Rs 3,000 crores in foreign exchange every year, BMPA also provides employment and organises social welfare programs for over 50,000 people.
BMPA is a registered association formed for the sole purpose of espousing the cause of the beach minerals industry and its members.
Though India is blessed with an abundance of mineral wealth, the true potential of beach minerals is yet to be realised.
While there are many trade associations for iron ore, coal and bauxite that work for the advancement of the mining industry in general,
there has never been a single entity to champion the distinctive needs of the beach minerals industry while
also keeping in mind the pressing need for environmental protection.
Since its inception in 1995, BMPA has worked tirelessly to bring about policy change to reflect the
unique eco-friendly nature of beach mineral mining. As a practice,
BMPA ensures that only those practices that are a hundred per cent in line with environment safety and sustainability goals are followed.
Until 1998, access to beach minerals (with the exception of garnet) rested solely with the
Government. With the continued efforts of BMPA, the Government of India notified Policy on Beach Minerals in 1998 which allowed wholly Indian owned companies in beach minerals mining and mineral separation. Since then, the production to reserve ratio has increased by 80%.
Dialogue with the Government
As a Quality Council of India accredited organisation, BMPA is recognised by both the Central as well as State Governments.
It stands as a voice for the development of the beach minerals industry in the relevant forums.
Seminars, Workshops and Exhibitions
BMPA regularly organises seminars, workshops and exhibitions on mining, production, sales, marketing, community development and more. Our members come from a variety of domains within the industry, and their combined expertise lends itself to rich and insightful sessions.
Entrepreneurial Development Programme for Women
BMPA regularly offers a unique and custom-tailored entrepreneurial development programme for women in the beach minerals industry. With a special focus on tie-ups with other relevant associations, it focuses on the development and empowerment of women in coastal areas.
BMPA – Your Business Facilitator
Members have the support and guidance of peers and experts in dealing with industry-related legislative and policy matters.
Being a valuable part of BMPA, members have full support and opportunities to participate in various national and international beach minerals conferences, be it on latest technology, global developments, new product developments, marketing strategy, promotions and more. Members have attended recent conferences including Mineral Processing Technology MPT 2017, National Conference on Critical and Strategic Materials for Advanced Technologies, Pollution and Global Warming conference held at USA to name a few.
Access to Industry Solutions
Members have free access to multiple technical programmes including practical skill building workshops to cutting-edge new technology demonstrations by industry experts.
Over the years, BMPA’s efforts to improve the beach sand mining process by making it more eco-friendly and sustainable has been proudly
recognized by the Government and global leaders. Being a part of BMPA gives each member the opportunity to improve their skills and
pioneer innovative solutions, which gives birth to stellar industry practices followed and maintained by the association. These unique,
innovative practices are recognized on national and global platforms.