New Delhi, India: Geological Survey of India (GSI) rolled out hyperspectral mapping and heliborne geophysical surveys will be taken up soon, announced S. Vijay Kumar, Secretary Mines, Government of India. Kumar made this announcement during Central Geological Programming Board (CGPB) meeting and exhibition.
Secretary informed that the Ministry of Mines and GSI are working hard to develop the GSI Training Institute into a Centre of Excellence. He further added that the GSI Training Institute has stated operating in ten states through its Field Training Centres (FTC) and Regional Training Institutes (RTI).
According to Kumar, the theme of the exhibition ‘Geophysical Survey’ is worthy because of the growing demand for minerals and metals. The mineral reserves are fast getting depleted. The surface and near-surface deposits discovered are on the verge of getting exhausted. It is, therefore, imperative on the part of geoscientists to locate new reserves from greater depths so as to match up with the demands. It is, therefore, imperative on the part of geoscientists to locate new reserves from greater depths so as to match up with the demands.