Ministry of Mines and Steel launches Uncover/ Khanij Khoj Project

Q.  Which project has been launched by Geographical Survey of India in collaboration with Ministry of Mines and Steel?
- Published on 18 Feb 16

a. Operation Khanij Khoj/ Discover
b. Operation Khanij Kosh/ Explore
c. Operation Khanij Khazana/Excavate
d. Operation Khanij Khoj/Uncover

ANSWER: Operation Khanij Khoj/Uncover
Minister of Mines and Steel, Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar launched the Khanij Khoj/Uncover project of the Geographical Survey of India. This is one of the flagship programmes of the draft NMEP. The project will be carried out in two selected parts of the country to look for buried/concealed mineral deposits. The main components of this initiative are as follows:
  • Characterising the geological cover of India
  • Studying lithospheric architecture
  • Resolution of 4D geofynamic and metallogenic evolution
  • Isolating the distal footprints of ore despots

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