COMETH THE TIME COMETH THE IDEA !
The idea of ‘Visfotak’ as a ‘Scientific Society’ took its birth in the year 1998, on the eve of the National Seminar on Explosives Safety & Technolgy – Visfotak ‘ 98 ,where for the first-time the three major constituents of the industry,Viz, the Regulatory Bodies,the Manufacturers and the User industries, respectively, were brought together on one platform to formally delibrate upon their common ‘Concerns and Issues’, relating to ‘Safety and Technology’ of explosives.The society was duly founded and registered in 1999.
The activities of the Society are overseen by a Governing Council,comprising of eminent professionals and technocrats, including nominees from the two major Regulatory Bodies ,viz, the Office of the Chief Controllers of Explosives, and the Directorate General of Mines Safety, respectively.
Alfred Nobel laid the foundation for modern explosives
technology, way back in the 1860s when he invented
dynamite and the detonator, and
OVER THE LAST 150 YEARS,
The inventive genius of man has progressively created new , safer ,more versatile explosive systems, almost entirely replacing dynamite type explosives in blasting operations.