Greater Noida, 20th Feb: India Expo Mart at Greater Noida is all set to host the 36th International Geological Congress during 2-8 March, 2020.
Popularly described as the Olympics of Geosciences, the event is being joint funded by the Ministry of Mines and the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India and supported by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) along with the science academies of neighboring countries – Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Geological Survey of India is the nodal agency for organizing the event.
India is the only Asian country to host the Congress twice. The 22nd session of IGC was held in New Delhi in 1964, the organisers said in a statement.
The event will witness over 6000 delegates from across the world debating and discussing on a wide range of issues affecting the world, such as sustainable development, climate change, water and mineral resources.
“It is a wonderful opportunity for the country to host such a significant event aimed at the development of Earth Sciences,” Professor V.P. Dimri, President, 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) said. “The 36th IGC has been designed to enable the participation of meritorious geoscientists worldwide and give them the opportunity to explore the best of the geological wealth of the Indian Subcontinent.”
“The excitement of the grand scientific spectacle unfolding in March 2020 is building up! This event will prove beneficial not only to the geoscientific community, but also to the society at large,” Rasik Ravindra, Secretary General, 36th IGC said.
“70 exciting field trips covering the geological superlatives of India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in store for the delegates,” the statement said.