Janardan Prasad appointed as new Director General of GSI

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Janardan Prasad has been appointed as the new Director General of the Geological Survey of India (GSI).

An Overview of the News

  • Janardhana Prasad takes over from Dr. S. Raju, who has served as the Director General since 2020.

  • The GSI conducts scientific studies on the Earth's geology, mineral resources, and natural hazards.

  • It contributes to areas such as mining, infrastructure development, disaster management and environmental planning.

  • GSI collaborates with national and international institutions, carries out geological mapping and assessment of mineral resources.

Geological Survey of India (GSI)

  • It is a scientific agency of India.

  • It was established in 1851 and is one of the oldest organisations of its kind globally.

  • GSI works under the Ministry of Mines, a government organisation.

  • It conducts geological surveys and studies all over India.

  • The GSI is the second oldest survey in India after the Survey of India(established in 1767).

  • The agency provides basic Earth science information to the government, industry and the general public.

  • GSI is actively involved in steel, coal, metals, cement and power industries.

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