Keeping in view, the importance of mineral based products and valorization of mineral waste in the world, the Mineral Business Development (MBD-2021) conference and exhibition is being organized by a team of experts from the mineral industry and academia. The main objective of this conference is to highlight the major advances in value addition of minerals and utilization of wastes, which directly promotes the Government of India initiative of ‘Make in India’. Despite having vast mineral resources and qualified technical manpower, India is lagging behind in the production of value-added mineral products and import several high-end mineral based products, which can be produced in India. Country offers excellent opportunities in attracting foreign investments and in export of value-added mineral products. With the depletion of rich grade mineral resources at fast pace it will become imperative to utilize the low-grade mineral resources. A logical extension of this would-be induction of latest beneficiation technologies and processes for value addition.