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Geological Survey of India made significant progress in 2012
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Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012
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During the FS 2012-13, GSI has made significant augmentation/discoveries in Gold, Platinum, Rare Earth Element, Basemetal, Iron ore, Manganese, Phosporite, Limestone in the states of Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.

GSI has estimated coal resource of 5610.86 million tonnes in West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh and 13.665 million tonnes of lignite in Rajasthan.

India has won its bid to host the 36th International Geological Congress in the year 2020, at the recently concluded 34th IGC at Brisbane, Australia and this prestigious event returning to India after more than 5 decades will be attended by about 10,000 geoscientists from across the globe, who have carved a niche in their areas of specialization.

The 2nd meeting of the Geoscience Advisory Council, the highest policy planning forum to advise the Ministry of Mines and the Geological Survey of India in the matters of Earth Sciences, held under the Chairmanship of Mr Dinsha J Patel minister of Mines on 20th June 2012.

Mr Patel said that the importance of mineral resources that play a key role for economic development. He said that his concern about the scarcity of water, which is vital for the well being of the society. It was emphasized to explore opportunities for long term strategic partnerships or cooperative arrangements with Central and State Ministries, Institutions, Universities and Private sector.

For giving impetus to the activities of mineral investigation in North eastern Region the 7th Review Meeting of ongoing Mineral Development Projects in North Eastern Region was held at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on 17th September 2012 under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines. The meeting was attended by the AMD Department of Atomic Energy, IBM, MECL, NEC, Government of Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and representatives of Directorate of Mining and Geology of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh besides GSI.

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