National Geoscience Awards 2018

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The President of India presented the National Geoscience Awards in New Delhi for the year 2017. Following are the categories and award winners:

Mineral Discovery & Exploration (excluding fossil fuels) of economic and/or strategic importance and application of innovative techniques) (2 Awards). GSI teams comprising: 1. Dr. Kumaravel Velayutham 2. Shri Debadarsi Bikram Keshari Khuntia 3. Shri Narendra Vithoba Nitnaware 4. Ms Subhashree Lenka, and, 1. Shri Shyama Prasad Bhutia 2. Shri Pradeep Kumar Jena 3. Shri Sarat Kumar Jena.

Groundwater Exploration (including project development, hydrogeological studies and management of groundwater resources) (1 Award) NGRI team comprising: Dr Shakeel Ahmed Dr. Subash Chandra Dr Nepal Chandra Mondal Dr. Sahebrao Sonakamble

Mining Technology (including development and application of new methods and technologies, research & development, conservation of mineral resources, systematic mine planning, mine safety, mine fires, mine hazards, mine reclamation & rehabilitation) (2 Awards) Dr. Samir Kumar Pal Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

Basic Geosciences (including Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, Paleontology, Geomorphology, Economic Geology, Geodynamics, Petrology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Geochronology and Isotope Geology (2 Awards) Dr. Suryendu Dutta, IIT- Bombay, and Dr. Md Erfan Ali Mondal, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Applied Geology: Engineering Geology, Geo-thermal Energy, Seismotectonics, Geo-statistics, Photo-geology, Remote Sensing and Geo-Information System (including spatial data management application and data integration) (2 Awards) Dr. Girish Chandra Kothyari Individual Award Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhinagar

Geophysics/Applied Geophysics: New Technologies in Geophysical Exploration Application of geophysical methods, geo-magnetism, geophysical survey techniques and instrumentation (2 Awards) Prof. Ambrish Kumar Mahajan Central University, Himachal Pradesh

Natural Hazard Investigations including scientific studies related to natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, floods and tsunamis (1 Award) Dr. Davuluri Srinagesh CSIR- National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad

Glaciology and Arctic & Antarctic Research including Geo-scientific Expeditions (1 Award) GSI team comprising: 1. Shri Prakash Kumar Shrivastava 2. Dr. Ashit Kumar Swain 3. Dr.Sandip Kumar Roy 4. Shri Amit Dharwadkar

YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD – 2017 Dr. Shib Sankar Ganguli Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

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