The 170-year-old premier Geological Institution under the Ministry of Mines, the Geological Survey of India (GSI), has decided to make itself accessible to the public and make its presence known digitally by introducing the GSI Mobile App (Beta Version) in 2020 and have upgraded it on a regular basis.
Now, through the App, people will become more enlightened about various facets of GSI operations and activities. It also aligns with the Central Government’s Digital India programme.
Features of the App
The app is divided into parts that discuss GSI’s legacy, the organization’s in-house publications, numerous case studies on various GSI missions, the photo gallery, and so on.
The E-news section informs the public about the most recent developments in the organisation, including jobs and career possibilities, as well as training options offered by GSI. It also has a variety of GSI maps, videos, and downloads.
The e-book portion would provide the general public an overview of GSI’s exploratory activities. It also links to GSI’s YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter sites from the app.
The goal of the App is to draw the attention of the student community to the topic of geology and its relevance in nation development, in addition to presenting the activities and achievements of GSI to the general public.
The Geological Survey of India (GSI) was established in 1851 with the primary goal of locating coal resources for the Indian Railways. Over the years, GSI has evolved into not just a storehouse of geoscience information needed in many sectors across the country but has also attained a geo-scientific organization of international repute.
Ground surveys, airborne and maritime surveys, multidisciplinary geoscientific, mineral prospecting and investigations, geotechnical, seismotectonic studies, geo-environmental, and natural hazards studies, glaciology, and basic research are all used to attain these goals.
The primary mission of GSI is to provide objective, unbiased, and up-to-date geological knowledge and geoscientific information of all types, with an emphasis on policy-making, commercial, and socio-economic demands. GSI also places a strong focus on systematic documenting of all geological processes that occur on India’s surface and subsurface, as well as its offshore areas. Geophysical, geochemical, and geological surveys are among the newest and most cost-effective techniques and approaches used by the organisation.