Around 50 research work would be presented by geoscientist from different regions
Lucknow, November 16, 2021- 171 year old premier geological research organisation Geological Survey of India under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM)is organizing All India Scientific & Technical Seminar at the GSI, Northern Regional Office in Lucknow from 16-18 November 2021in collaboration with Rajbhasha Division, CHQ. The main objective of the program is to promote the applications of official language Hindi, along with promoting technical and scientific programs, as well as to share the brief description of these activities to the general public in their daily spoken language.
The inaugural function of this seminar will be presided over by the Director General of Geological Survey of India, Shri Rajendra Singh Garkhal. Dr. Alok Kumar Rai, Vice Chancellor, Lucknow University would grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. The valedictory session on 18th November would be graced by Shri Alok Tandon, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Government of India.
During this programme, in four sessions, invited speakers would present their keynote lectures on contemporary topics of geoscience and around 50 technical and scientific research papers in Hindi will be presented by Geoscientists across GSI offices.
The three day seminar would be attended by Vice Chancellors and Head of the Departments of prominent educational institutions and universities of Northern Region and Geologists and ex-GSI employees from across India.
About Geological Survey of India.
The Geological Survey of India (GSI) was set up in 1851 primarily to find coal deposits for the Railways. Over the years, GSI has not only grown into a repository of geo-science information required in various fields in the country but has also attained the status of a geo-scientific organisation of international repute. Its main functions relate to creating and updating of national geoscientific information and mineral resource assessment. These objectives are achieved through ground surveys, air-borne and marine surveys, mineral prospecting and investigations, multi-disciplinary geoscientific, geo-technical, geo-environmental and natural hazards studies, glaciology, seismo tectonic study, and carrying out fundamental research.
GSI’s main role includes providing objective, impartial and up-to-date geological expertise and geoscientific information of all kinds, with a focus on policy making decisions, commercial and socio-economic needs. GSI also emphasises on systematic documentation of all geological processes derived out of surface and subsurface of the countries land and its offshore areas. The organisation does so by using the latest and most cost-effective techniques and methodologies, including geophysical and geochemical and geological surveys.
GSI’s core competence in survey and mapping is continuously enhanced through accretion, management, co-ordination and utilization of spatial databases (including those acquired through remote sensing). It functions as a ‘Repository’ or ‘clearing house’ for the purpose and uses latest computer-based technologies for dissemination of geoscientific information and spatial data, through cooperation and collaboration with other stakeholders in the Geo-informatics sector.
Geological Survey of India, headquartered in Kolkata, has six regional offices located in Lucknow, Jaipur, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Shillong and Kolkata and state unit offices in almost all states of the country. Currently, GSI is an attached office to the Ministry of Mines.