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National Geoscience Awards conferred

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The Speaker of  the Lok Sabha  Smt. Meira Kumar onfers National Geoscience Awards-2010.

The Speaker of  the Lok Sabha  Smt. Meira Kumar conferred ”National Geoscience Awards-2010” to 43 eminent geoscientists, mining technologists at a function organized by the Ministry of Mines in New Delhi today. The awards are given for outstanding contribution in the fields of mineral discovery and exploration, basic and applied geosciences and mining & allied disciplines.

Speaking on the occasion Smt. Meira Kumar said that Global warming and climate change have emerged as major challenges which are required to be addressed on priority. She  also said the demand for all natural resources including minerals, water and energy has grown exponentially with sharp focus on locating new assets and developing those that have remain un utilized. She further added that policy and decision makers must encourage geo scientific information, knowledge and strive to mainstream these measure into developmental plans and programmes.

Smt. Meira Kumar also emphasised that for sustainable development, we must delve into our traditional knowledge systems in mineral exploration, mining and water recharge and identify alternative sources of energy like solar energy, wind energy, hydropower, geothermal power, tidal energy and bio-mass energy from urban and agricultural wastes. She said we have to encourage use of indigenous and environmentally sound technologies.


On this occasion an amount of Rs. 5,00,000 /- have been awarded  to  “National Geoscience  Award For Excellence  -2010” , Rs. 2,00,000/-  to  each in  Individual category, Rs. 60,000/- to each member of the Team award and Rs. 50,000 has been  awarded to Young Research Award category.

 

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