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36th International Geological Congress (36 IGC) is rescheduled to 16 – 21st August 2021 at New Delhi.
India is going to host the global event of 36 IGC for the second time after a gap of 57 years. The 36th IGC is funded by Government of India under the aegis of Ministry of Mines (MoM) and Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and scientific support from INSA and Science Academies of Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
GSI has been designated as the Nodal Agency for organising the 36th IGC. Director General, GSI is the Co-President of 36IGC. The theme of the 36th IGC is “Geosciences: The Basic Science for Sustainable Future”.
Large number of GSI officials shall be participating in the Congress as delegates, speakers, presenting authors and members of various organising subcommittees of 36IGC. GSI shall be conducting pre/post/in Congress 36 IGC field trips, few in association with universities and other institutions.
It has also been envisaged to set up exhibition booth in GeoExpo of 36th IGC to display unique geological specimens of rocks, ores, minerals and fossils of the Indian subcontinent and other scientific materials and models. Few selected publications showcasing GSI activities and contributions in the form of Coffee Table Books and Atlases, etc. Audio visuals, slideshows on various notable geological themes shall be brought out in this prestigious platform.

GSI activities related to Legacy work of 36th IGC 2021

GSI is also playing a major role in bringing out geoscientific publications and other associated Legacy activities of 36th IGC. 2nd Legacy Committee (LC) meeting of 36th IGC was conducted at CHQ, GSI, Kolkata on 10.01.2018

GSI activities related to Science Programme of 36th IGC 2021

As a part of science programme activity of 36th IGC, recently two Brain Storming Sessions (BSS) were organised by GSI in association with MoES at Trivandrum and Goa. Furthermore, GSI continuously providing technical inputs for preparation of material for 1st Circular of 36th IGC, 36th IGC website designing, RFP for selection of PCO for organising 36th IGC etc.
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