Welcome to our four new GEOVIA Champions

Navrit GroverHimalay Sharma, Laxmi Chander Perelli and Badri Narayan Das.


We are pleased to welcome four new GEOVIA Champions, Navrit Grover and Himalay Sharma from Sainik Mining and Allied Services Limited, Laxmi Chander Perelli from JSW Steel Limited, and Badri Narayan Das from Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Limited to the GEOVIA Champions Program!

Learn more about their accomplishments that make them stand out as Champions for GEOVIA below.



Navrit Grover

Technical Officer, Sainik Mining and Allied Services


Navrit Grover is a geologist by training. He has done his masters from the University of Delhi and has seven years of work experience in reconnaissance, exploration and mine planning of coal and various mineral deposits in India and Indonesia. He holds a grounded experience in using GEOVIA software i.e. Minex and Surpac and has a sound knowledge of business development activities. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Manager of the Business Development Team in Sainik Mining and Allied Services Limited, which is one of India’s major mining companies working for NTPC, SAIL and various CIL’s subsidiaries. Navrit is also an accomplished writer as he is the author of the book ‘Geomorphic Evolution of Landscape in Tectonically Active Area’.

LinkedIn: Navrit Grover 



Himalay Sharma

Technical Officer, Sainik Mining and Allied Services


A young Dynamic professional with well-grounded experience of 2 years in Open Cast Mine Operations and Mine Planning using GEOVIA software. He graduated in Masters of Technology in Mining Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Rourkela, where he was awarded the Silver Medal for Academic Excellence. He is responsible for giving assistance for the management of project and mining operations, as well as meeting the target of production and ensuring profit generation. Specifically, he works with coal and iron-ore and uses Minex and Surpac respectively to manage these deposits. His other areas of expertise include Modelling, Pit Design, point cloud and Scheduling. He is also interested in the field of Mine Digitalization.

LinkedIn: Himalay Sharma 



Laxmi Chander Perelli

Mine Engineer, JSW Steel Limited


Laxmi is a Post-Graduate Mining engineer from one of India’s prestigious institute IIT – (ISM) Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines). Prior to entering the mining field, he was an Assistant Professor teaching Rock Mechanics, Ground Control, Mine Ventilation, Drilling and Blasting Technology, Planning & Design of Underground and Open pit coal and metal mines. He is currently a Mine Engineer for JSW Steel Ltd. (Mines Division) where he works with the Planning and Designing team for iron ore deposits of Sandur Schist belt in Karnataka, India. Laxmi uses Surpac and Whittle to perform ore body modeling, pit optimization, geostatistical analysis, and reserve estimation techniques.

LinkedIn: Laxmi Chander Perelli 



Badri Narayan Das

Mine Engineer, Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Limited


Badri Narayan Das has more than nine years of experience in mine operations, managing mine projects in the areas of planning, production, project engineering, environment safety, training and resource planning and control. He is currently a Mining Engineer for Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Limited where he specializes in Mine Planning and Design. His area of expertise includes Underground Mine Planning by using Surpac and mine Ventilation by using VENTSIM software, and also extends his full support regularly in field implementation in underground stoping, development and Ventilation.

In addition, Badri Narayan Das is an accomplished writer as two of his technical papers have been published in National conference on “Current Practices in Mining and Allied Industries”, organized by the Department of Mining Engineering in Association with Society of Mining and Exploration & Government College of Engineering, Keonjhar in the year 2017 and 2018.

He has First Class Mines Manager’s Certificate of Competency (Unrestricted – Metal) and received from from “DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF MINES SAFETY” INDIA .

LinkedIn: Badri Narayan Das 



Once again, welcome aboard Navrit, Himalay, Laxmi Chander and Badri Narayan!



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