NMDC, Geological Survey of India in pact for mineral exploration data

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on March 06, 2019 Published on March 06, 2019

NMDC has signed a memorandum of agreement with Geological Survey of India for sharing of Aero-Geophysical Data (Magnetic) for Mineral Exploration in part of Obvious Geological Potential (OGP Block-2) in Madhya Pradesh.

The agreement was signed by M Mahadevan, Executive Director, NMDC and Dayanand, DDG and HoD, GSI, according to a NMDC statement.

With its expertise in mining, NMDC was identified as a nodal agency by the Ministry of Mines for specialised mineral exploration works.

The data thus generated through this association will be processed jointly by NMDC-Centre of Exploration Geophysics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, for obtaining more areas/targets in the 18 diamondiferous blocks allocated to NMDC.

NMDC has already identified 45 target areas for drilling for diamondiferous kimberlites in Madhya Pradesh. It also identified iron-bearing areas in Sidhi-Singrauli Block in MP.

Recently, Hyderabad-based National Remote Sensing Centre and NMDC developed a mobile app to collect field data with location and field photo and catalogue to collect geological information and for viewing in Bhuvan Portal.

The signing of this agreement with Geological Survey of India will be a step towards generating the processed data that may provide clues for hidden deposits.

Published on March 06, 2019
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