On a virtual platform, the 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) will be placed here on March 20-22, 2022, with the topic Geosciences: The Basic Science for a Sustainable Future. The 36th International Geophysical Congress is a collaboration between the Ministries of Mines and Earth Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy, and the Science Academies of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi and Minister of State Science & Technology; Minister of State Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh are expected to inaugurate the Congress.
- The event would provide a one-of-a-kind forum for Geoscience knowledge and experience sharing, as well as professional networking.
- It would provide firsthand knowledge of cutting-edge mining, mineral exploration, and water, mineral resource, and environmental management technologies. It would also help boost academic output and provide chances for capacity building across geoscientific disciplines.
- India, along with its regional allies, submitted a candidacy to host the 36th International Geological Congress in India in 2020 at the 34th International Geological Congress in Brisbane in 2012. The bid was won by India.
- On the occasion of the 36th IGC, three commemorative Postage Stamps will be issued, as well as a First Day Cover. India held the 22nd session of the IGC, which was the first IGC on Asian land, 58 years ago.