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National Geology Data Collection Portal Launched

Utkarsh Classes 21-12-2023
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Union Minister Pralhad Joshi launched the National Geology Data Collection Portal (NGDR) on 20 December 2023.

  • The Ministry of Mines (MoM) conceived the construction of NGDR as a part of the National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP) in 2016.
  • The Geological Survey of India (GSI) was given the responsibility of setting up the NGDR.
  • NGDR will provide access to all geological, geochemical, geophysical, and mineral exploration data on a digital geospatial platform that anyone can use. 
  • The data will include basic information about geology and mineral exploration. The data is generated by different government agencies and mineral concession holders.
  • The larger goal of this initiative is to increase the investment attractiveness of the mining sector in India.

Key Features of the National Geology Data Portal (NGDR):

  • Centralized access: It has a central place for different geoscience datasets. These include maps of the Earth's layers, information about minerals, data on earthquakes and environmental facts. 
  • User-friendly interface: It has an intuitive interface designed to cater to a wide range of users, enabling seamless navigation and finding data.
  • Analytical Tools: The tool has advanced technology to analyse and understand important data from complex geospatial information. 
  • Easy access: It promotes transparency and knowledge sharing by providing easy access to a lot of geoscience information. 

Geological Survey of India (GSI):-

  • The Geological Survey of India was established in 1851 mainly to explore coal reserves for the railways.
  • Its headquarters is located in Kolkata. Its six regional offices are located in Kolkata, Lucknow, Jaipur, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Shillong.
  • Function:- The main function of this organisation is to evaluate and analyse information about the country's geology and mineral resources. 
  • Director General of Geological Survey of India – Janardan Prasad

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