Pralhad Joshi, the union minister for mines, wants GSI's signature survey works to be finished quickly.

Union minister for coal, mines, and parliamentarian affairs Pralhad Joshi visited the GSI headquarters . Joshi emphasized on the prompt completion of main baseline survey tasks .

KOLKATA (January 10, 2016) — On his first visit to the central headquarters of the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Union minister for coal, mines, and parliamentarian affairs Pralhad Joshi emphasized on the prompt completion of main baseline survey tasks such as National Geochemical Mapping (NGCM), National Geophysical Mapping (NGPM), and the National Aero-geophysical Mapping Program (NAGMP).The efforts of the GSI should be maximized in mineral exploration activities, particularly in terms of providing quality exploration reports to the respective state governments, which in turn would revive the mining industry and increase the country's GDP.The minister also recommended holding a Chintan Shivir in the month of November-December to produce new and innovative ideas that can be implemented in GSI to improve the organization's success.Regarding the Special Campaign 2.0 (cleanliness initiative), the minister advised everyone to carry on the mission with the greatest sincerity.

Dr. S Raju, DG, GSI, said that all of GSI's promises in the thrust areas of the baseline survey and the mineral exploration related high priority areas will be fulfilled in due course.During the mining Conclave for auctioning in the month of December 2022, he also promised that 50 reports (34, G4 and 16, G2G3) would be handed over to the respective state governments, said Director and PRO, GSI Ashish Nath.