State Geological Programming Board meets

Gangtok, 30 Aug (IPR): Chief Secretary AK Shrivastava chaired the 11th State Geological Programming Board Meeting (SGPB) here at the conference hall of Mannan Kendra today.

The meeting was also attended by Commissioner/ Secretary Land Revenue & Disaster Management Department Tsegyal Tashi, Secretary RM&D DR Nepal, Secretary Mines, Minerals & Geology Ambika Pradhan, senior officers of the concerned departments, District Collectors, officers from the Army, BRO Swastik, Director Geological Survey of India, and officers of the Mines, Minerals & Geology Department.

The Chief Secretary made a detailed review of the action-taken report on the 10th State Geological Programming Board Meeting and deliberated on the agenda points received from various departments of the State Government and central agencies for the 11th SGPB Meeting.

In his remarks, the CS called for the need to sensitize each member of the society and the implementing departments and agencies on safety norms and stability parameters while constructing government and private infrastructure, considering the geological sensitivity of the region.

Earlier, Secretary Mines Minerals & Geology Department and Member Secretary, SGPB, Ambika Pradhan, in her opening remarks, gave a brief background of the action taken on the agenda points from the previous Board Meeting and the proposals for the 11th Board Meeting.

She stated that the agenda points deliberated in the SGPB would be placed before the Central Geological Programming Board.

Director, Technical Coordination and Head of Office, Gangtok, Geological Survey of India, Vijay V. Mugal, made a power-point presentation on the activities carried out by the ASI and also the projects proposed for future.

Likewise, Senior Geologist, Mines Minerals & Geology Department, Keshav Luitel, made a presentation on the recent activities, past achievements and proposed activities of the Department.

Officers of Forest Department, LR&DMD, RM&DD, Energy and Power Department, Science & Technology Department, Central Government agencies and district administration participated in the deliberations.