To accelerate exploration activities in the country, Geological Survey of India (GSI), has started ambitious scheme to complete some major National level surveys by 2024, namely, National Geochemical Mapping (NGCM), National Geophysical Mapping (NGPM), National Aero Geophysical Mapping Program (NAGMP).
GSI is going to adopt geophysical techniques such as Magneto-Telluric Surveys and Deep Seismic Reflection Surveys (DSRS) in order to define the crustal architecture for deep seated mineral targeting.
Further, it has also initiated its flagship initiative of National Geoscience Data Repository (NGDR) for collation of all the geoscience data of the country, including all government and private sector agencies working in the domain.
It aims at integrating the collected data by GSI and the similar organizations to build a repository on the digital medium entailing multiple user access. It is planned that all the stakeholders from India and across the globe who are willing to participate in the current auction regime for allocation of mineral acreages will be able to use the NGDR.