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Geological Survey Of India Unveils Stratigraphic Column In Andhra Pradesh

The Geological Survey of India, State Unit: Andhra Pradesh, unveiled a representative Stratigraphic Column of the Cuddapah Supergroup in Vajrakarur Diamond Processing Camp, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. The ceremony took place on 10th March 2024 and was attended by prominent dignitaries including Shri Ch Venkateswara Rao, ADG & HoD, GSI, Southern Region, and Shri S. N. Mahapatro, Deputy Director General, SU: Andhra Pradesh.

Event Highlights

  • Shri S. N. Mahapatro highlighted the importance of the Cuddapah Supergroup in Andhra Pradesh’s geology.
  • Ms. Shreepada Bal and Shri P Hari Krishna provided insights into the history of diamond exploration in Andhra Pradesh and Vajrakarur Camp.
  • Plantation was carried out by Shri Ch Venkateswara Rao and Shri S. N. Mahapatro during the event.

Significance of the Stratigraphic Column

  • Represents the geological history and evolution of the Cuddapah Basin, the second-largest Proterozoic basin in India.
  • Reinforces GSI’s commitment to making Vajrakarur Camp a significant educational and research hub.
  • Offers valuable insights into the geological past of the region alongside exhibits of kimberlites and lamproites.
  • Represents a significant milestone in GSI’s mission to unravel geological mysteries and contribute to the global geoscientific community.
  • Celebrates the rich geological heritage of India and underscores GSI’s ongoing efforts in advancing geological knowledge.

Overview of the Geological Survey of India (GSI)

  • The Geological Survey of India (GSI) is India’s scientific agency.
  • Established in 1851, it operates under the Ministry of Mines.
  • One of the oldest organizations globally, second only to the Survey of India (founded in 1767).
  • Conducts geological surveys and studies across India.
  • Provides essential earth science information to government, industry, and the public.
  • Officially involved in steel, coal, metals, cement, power industries, and international geoscientific forums.

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