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GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA

SOUTHERN REGION

BRIEFING BOOK

Natural Arch popularly known locally as Shilathoranam located at Tirumala Hills of Andhra
Pradesh. It is carved out of Quartzite intercalated with shale of Nagari Formation of Cuddapah
Super Group

JUNE, 2014
CONTENTS
S.No. Subject Page No.
Executive summary Iv
Introduction:
(i) Geological milieu of South India. 1
1.
(ii) Mineral resources of South India. 4
(iii) Geology & Mineral Resources of Southern States. 4
2. Organisational structure of the Region: Organogram in Mission Region Mode. 15
Activity domain of the region:
A. Important activities of Southern Region. 16
B. Ongoing projects in Southern Region (F.S.2014-15) 17
C. Envisaged target of Southern Region for FS: 2014-15 25
D. Target - Achievement of Southern Region for FS: 2014-15 (upto 30th June 2014) 26
E. Brief on the work carried out in Southern Region:
Mission-IA 27
(i) Geological Mapping 27
(ii) Specialised Thematic Mapping (STM) 27
(iii) Geochemical Mapping (NGCM). 33
(iv) Geophysical Mapping (GPM) 40
(v) PGRS (Mission-IB) 42
(vi) Marine and Coastal Surveys ( Mission-IC) 42
(vii) Natural Resource Assessment ( Mission-IIA & B) 44
Mission-III :
(viii) Geodata / Geoinformatics / Map Compilation / Publication/MPD 53
Mission-IV
3. IVA
a) Geotechnical Investigations ( EG, SR, SU: TNP, SU:Kerala) 61
b) Landslide Investigations ( SU: TNP, SU: K & G, SU: Kerala) 65
c) Earthquake Geology, SR 66

IVB
a) Petrology Division, SR 67
b) PPOD 69
c) Palaeontology Division, SR 71
d) RS Division 71
(ix) Technical Consultancy Services Division 71
(x) Quality Management 71
(xi) Library 72
(xii) Core Repository 72
(xiii) Geological Museum / Rock Garden / Geoparks 72
F. Major Achievements and Milestones 75
G. Significant Mineral Resource Assessment 75
H. Assistance to State Government and other agencies 80
4. XII Plan work envisaged for the region 80
5. Financial performance under current plan, state-wise and year wise 80
6. FSP work (FS 2014-15):
I. Field items in Tribal areas. 81
II. Field supervision 82
III. RCA management 89
7. Laboratory infrastructure, items, output - actual vs norm, AMC, budget etc. 127
8. Training / Capacity Building Activities in the Region 131
9. Scientific workshops / Meetings / Seminars / Symposium, Exhibitions etc., organized/ 132
participated.
10. HRD, Establishment, Payroll, HRMIS, e-service book etc.(including 135
Statement of Grievance, Vigilance, Right to Information & Legal cases)
11. Vehicles & transport infrastructure including outsourcing and age of vehicles 142
12. Modernization. 142

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13. Drilling Infrastructure 142
14. Outsourcing of routine services (house keeping, security, garden, etc) 142

ANNEXURES

1. ANNEXURE 1A: Major mineral resources estimated in the Southern Region 144
ANNEXURE 1B: National Mineral Inventory: No. of reports converted as per UNFC
2. 146
compliance.
ANNEXURE 2A: Activity domain pertaining to Mission I & II of the region and
3. 157
achievement during the XIth & XII plan period (2007-14).
4. ANNEXURE 2B: FSP rolling plan 159
5. ANNEXURE 2C: Shelf of Projects. 163
6. ANNEXURE 3A: Financial outlay and expenditure during XI & XII plan period. 169
ANNEXURE 3B: Scheme-wise, quarter-wise distribution of approved plan funds and
7. 170
actual expenditure for the year 2014-15
ANNEXURE 3C: Scheme-wise, month-wise distribution of approved plan funds and
8. 171
actual expenditure for 2014-15
ANNEXURE 4: Mission wise pro-rata RCA expenditure in different Projects vis-a-
9. 173
vis targets and achievements.
10. ANNEXURE 5: Progress & pendency report of chemcial analyses of NGCM samples. 220
ANNEXURE 6: Data Universe on Region-wise Mission-wise Status of Pending
11. 225
Progress Reports.
12. ANNEXURE 7: Status of uploading in GSI portal. 226
13. ANNEXURE 8: Case studies uploaded in GSI portal. 227
14. ANNEXURE 9: List of publications brought out in last five years. 229
15. ANNEXURE 10: Courses conducted at RTI along with list of faculty members. 231
ANNEXURE 11: List of RAC / OAC / Stage Review / SGPB meetings with date and
16. 233
status of uploading of minutes.
17. ANNEXURE 12: Employment position in the region. 234
18. ANNEXURE 13: Vehicle position in the region. 235
ANNEXURE 14: Procurement status of major equipments / modernization items /
19. 236
machinery proposed for procurement during 2014-15
20. ANNEXURE 15A: Status of existing drilling equipments under deployment. 239
ANNEXURE 15B: Status of drilling and other high end ( Rs.> 1 Crore)
21. 241
Equipment to be procured during FY 2014-15 .
22. ANNEXURE- 16 : Status of pending legal cases of the region 242

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE BRIEFING BOOK OF SOUTHERN REGION
UPTO JUNE, 2014

1. Geological milieu and mineral resources of South India as well as geology and mineral resources of different constituent
states units of GSI, Southern Region, are presented in geological context in the introductory chapter. The digitized
geological map (generalized) of South India as also the geological and mineral maps of all the State Units - Andhra
Pradesh, Karnataka & Goa, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry and Kerala depicting the distribution of various mineral
commodities are included in the first chapter.

2. Organizational structure of GSI, Southern Region, in Region Mission hybrid matrix mode is shown by an updated
organogram, as a single page
flow chart on the last page.

3. Under activity domain, the activities of Southern Region in Mission mode have been enumerated.

4. The ongoing projects under execution during FS 2014-15 have been listed mission wise under activity domain of the
Region.

5. The envisaged target for FS: 2014-15 and achievements upto 30th June, 2014 are tabulated and presented under activity
domain. Prorata targets assigned have been achieved for most of the items and the envisaged targets are achieved.
Accomplishment of Southern Region along with the brief background and highlights of the work carried out under
different heads have been presented under the
Brief on the work carried out in Southern Region.

6. Status of STM, GCM and GPM showing area covered up to F.S: 2013-14 and the area under investigation during the
current F.S: 2014-15 in Southern Region as well as different SUs have been plotted on the geological maps of the
respective states.

7. During F.S. 2014-15, under Mission-I, 12 STM items and 38 GCM items are under execution as against 11 STM items
and 31GCM items carried out during FS 2013-14. Four items of GPM, 16 items of Marine and Coastal surveys (WC-I- 7
items , WC-II-3 items and EC-II-5 items, EC IV-1 item) and one Geomorphological and lineament mapping item under
RS Division are being carried out during the current field season.

8. Under Mission - II, a total of 39 mineral investigations (under Mission-IIA- 32 items & Mission-IIB-7 items) have been
taken up during the ongoing field season as against 34 items carried out during FS 2013-14. Out of these; 4
investigations are for PGE, 8 for gold, 5 for diamond, 3 for Basemetal, 4 for Iron ore, 1 each for chromite, Tungsten,
Dunite and Graphite besides, 7 for coal/lignite and 4 for REE. One service item of maintenance of Diamond Processing
plant at Wajrakarur under Mission II is continued during the current Field Season. State-wise break up of investigations
taken up for different mineral commodities are given in Table-11.

9. Nine mineral investigations (M-IIA-6, M-IIB-3) are under UNFC G-3 stage while the thirty items are under G-4 stage of
preliminary investigation. The G-3 stage mineral investigation items are as under:
i. Reappraisal of Basemetal minerlisation in Kaempudi Block of Agniundala Basemetal Belt, Guntur Distict,
Andhra Padesh.
ii. Reappraisal of Graphite and Tungsten minealisation at Burugubanda in Rampachodavam Taluk, East Godavari
district, Andhra Pradesh.
iii. Regional exploration o coal by drilling in Pagaderu ( East) sector, soutern part of main basin of Godavari valley
coalfield, Khammam district, Andhra Pradesh.
iv. Investigation for gold in Ajanaalli block-G, Tunkur district, Karnataka.
v. Exploration for gold in Bangaugatti block, Shimoga scist belt in parts of T.S.No. 48I/16, Dharwar district,
Karnataka.
vi. Exploration for Platinum group of elements by drilling in T3 sector of Tasampalaiyam block in Sittampundi
anorthosite complex, Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu.
vii. Reappraisal for graphite by dilling in Arasanur (village) block in te western part of Sivaganga graphite belt,
Sivaganga district, Tamil Nadu.
viii. Regional exploration for lignite in Uttarakosamangai secto, Ramnad sub-basin, Ramanatapuram district, Tamil
Nadu.
ix. Regional exploration for lignite inKalari west sector, Ramnad sub-basin, Ramanatapuram district, Tamil Nadu.

10. Under Mission - III, 34 items (Geodata/Geoinformatics-21 (8 standard & 13 Service Items), 12 MCPI( 5 standard & 7
Service items), Publication-1) are taken up during the current field season. It includes Integration of geological,
geochemical, geophysical, aero-geophysical and remote sensing data of 57F and 57E degree sheets. Preparation o 1:50K
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print ready RGB layouts as a link up item with the M&C Division of Southern Region. And one service item on OCBIS
link item with Geodata CHQ.

11. Under Mission - IV, a total of 32 items (under Mission-IVA 15 ( 10 standard & 5 service items, MissionIVB- 17 ( 16
standad & 1 service item)) encompassing geotechnical evaluation and water resource development projects, earthquake
geology and landslide investigations, and research projects under Petrology, Palaeontology,RS division, geophysics, M &
CSD, PPOD, Bangalore have been undertaken during the field season 201415. The work of Engineering Geology
Division is spaced round the year and largely the programmes are sponsored and taken up on payment basis.

12. F.S.P. Implementation: Field work was initiated for few items in STM, NGCM and mineral investigation items / RP
items proposed under M - I, II and IV, for FS: 2014-15 and efforts have been made to achieve prorata targets. Item -
wise targets, achievements, number of field days spent by the officers, the total and unit expenditure incurred for each
field item are given in Annexure-4. Officers are engaged in pre field preparations viz. consultation of scientific /
geological literature, previous reports etc, besides writing & submitting of draft progress reports for the work carried out
during the FS 2013-14.

13. Field Supervision: Annual programme implementation and its effective monitoring are actively pursued by the
supervisory officers through regular field visits for necessary technical guidance and to ensure the high quality of work.
Details of field visit of Supervisory officers are tabulated and presented under Chapter-6.

14. RCA Management: RCA recoupment & pendency are closely monitored and a relevant statement of RCA details in the
prescribed format, including the data inputs of date of application, initial sanction and recoupment received etc is
regularly sent to the Director (Finance-Monitoring) in DGCO, New Delhi and to the Dy.Director General (IT), CHQ
Kolkata for uploading to GSI Portal. Data as on 5th July, 2014 regarding the status of RCA recoupment and pendency in
respect of individual officer is presented in respective tables under RCA management.

15. Status of Reports: No report pertaining to F.S. 2012-13 is pending. Reports pertaining to FS 2013-14 are under
preparation and will be submitted as per the the time line fixed. Details are given in Annexure-6.

16. Chemical Analysis: A total of 11,979 samples (which includes Non-NGCM, NGCM and water samples) were analysed
and 1,42,400 determinations were made in different laboratories located under Southern Region during the quarter.
Package wise chemical analysis is under progress.

17. UNFC Code: UNFC compliance of all the 177 mineral investigation reports enlisted for Southern Region has been
accomplished within the stipulated time frame. The certificate on UNFC compliance with appropriate code assigned for
these reports have been uploaded along with the abstract of the reports available (Annexure IB).

18. Detailed Information Dossiers (DIDs): DID updation documents in respect of Southern Region have been submitted for
Diamond, Basemetal, Iron Ore, Chromite, Manganese as well as Gold.

19. Uploading of Progress Reports: Softcopy conversion of 1834 Pre-2004 unpublished progress reports of SR are under
progress on outsourcing basis. 1834 reports have been supplied for softcopy conversion. Out of that 1519 reports have
been keyed and uploaded in the portal upto the end of June, 2014. Remaining 315 reports are to be keyed and uploaded.
A total of 266 post-2004 unpublished reports are uploaded upto the end of June, 2014 against a total of 288 reports
available in SR Library.

20. Quality Management: Quality Management Cell/s at Regional Headquarters (RHQ) and State Headquarters (SHQ) are
working in tandem to improve the quality of work carried out in the Region.

21. Case Studies: 40 Case Studies from Southern Region have been uploaded to GSI Portal till June, 2014 (Annexure-8).
Few case studies are under process for uploading and some more case studies are in different stages of scrutiny and
modification etc.

22. RAC Meeting of Region: 9th Regional Advisory Council meeting of Southern Region under XII Plan was held on 27th
June, 2014 at GSI, SR, Hyderabad. Minutes of the XII_SR_09 RAC meeting are uploaded to portal on 8.7.2014.

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23. OAC Meeting of State Units: All the State Units have conducted the 9th OAC meetings of the XII Plan as per the
schedule given below and minutes of all the OAC meetings have been uploaded to GSI Portal ( Annexure-11):-
i. SU: Andhra Pradesh (XII_AP_OAC_09) - held on 24.6.2014
ii. SU: Karnataka & Goa (XII_KG_OAC_09) - held on 20.6.2014
iii. SU: Tamil Nadu & Puducheery (XII_TNP_OAC_09) - held on 24.6.2014
iv. SU: Kerala (XII_KRL_OAC_09) - held on 16.6.2014

24. Stage Reivew / Term Review Meetings: Stage Review / Term Review meetings for FS: 2014 -15 pertaining to State
Units and Headquarter Divisions of Southern Region will be held as per the time schedule.

25. SGPB Meetings: All the States Directorates of Mines & Geology are regularly requested by the respective State Units
to hold their SGPB meetings before the scheduled CGPB meeting. The last SGPB meetings held by the different State
Governments are as under:
i. 47th SGPB meeting of AP - 12.12.2013
ii. 47th SGPB meeting of Karnataka - 16.09.2013
iii. 57th SGPB meeting of Tamil Nadu - 16.2.2012
iv. 50th SGPB meeting of Kerala - 29.07.2013

26. Training & Capacity Building: Training courses conducted by RTI, SR during April to June, 2014 have been given in
Annexure-10. Core faculty and guest faculty (GSI, Ex-GSI etc.) invited for various courses.

27. Rolling Plan and Shelf of programmes for the next two years, Mission-wise proposed for different SUs of SR are
included in the briefing book as Annexure-2B & 2C respectively.

28. Finance: Fund disbursement for the 1st quarter of the Financial Year 2014-15 have been done judiciously done keeping
in view the demand & fund availability. Utilization of fund against the fund allotment of Southern Region for 2014-15
uptill now has been satisfactory in the overall assessment.

29. Financial outlay figure, approved plan funds and actual expenditures for the 1st quarter of XII plan period (April to June,
2014) are included in Annexures-3A, 3B, &3C.

30. HRMIS: HRMIS data are constantly updated with regards to transfers, promotion and other details. All the officers and
Staff have been directed to update the records regarding field of specializsation, deputation/training etc. which the
officers/officials have to update/upload individually with the assistance of Geodata division and e-Governance Cell.

31. Claim modules: Pay roll module has been fully implemented in Southern Region at HQ as well as in all the State Units
and Marine & Coastal Survey Division and pay is disbursed through ECS. Increasing number of employees are applying
for leave, tour approvals etc., through portal.

32. Statement of Grievance cases, Vigilance cases and Legal cases with the current status are incorporated in the Briefing
Book. Nature & Status of legal cases are summarized in Annexure-16.

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GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA
Southern Region

1. INTRODUCTION

Geological Survey of India (GSI) was set up in 1851 with its headquarters at Kolkata, primarily to locate coal
deposits for Railways.
Subsequently, in order to study the various geological provinces / milieus and conduct detailed mineral
exploration in geologically unique territories spread over the country, six Regional Offices were set up at
Lucknow, Jaipur, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Shillong and Kolkata. State offices were also set up in all the States of
India to conduct geological / mineral investigations in the States of the Union, and to assist the State
Governments in their endeavours in geological work.
Geological Survey of India, Southern Region (SR) with its headquarters at Hyderabad was set up in November,
1961 under the Directorship of K. R. Khedkar

The Southern Region Office comprises (i) State Unit Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad; (ii) State Unit Tamil Nadu
& Puducherry at Chennai; (iii) State Unit Kerala at Thiruvananthapuram; and (iv) State Unit Karnataka & Goa
at Bengaluru. After implementation of the HPC recommendations and Mission mode operations in SR, the
activities of Four Marine and Costal Surveys (M&CS) Divisions (Kochi, Mangalore, Visakhapatnam and
Chennai ) under Mission 1C,, two Divisions of Coal and Lignite under Mission II B--Natural Energy Resource
(NEnR) and two units of Remote Sensing and Airborne Surveys (RSASHyderabad and PPOD, Bangalore) of
Mission IB have been brought under SR. Similarly the Regional Training Institute (RTI), Hyderabad and FTCs
at Kothagudem and Wajrakarur are working under Southern Region headquarters whereas the Field Training
Centres (FTCs) at Salem and Chitradurga are attached to the respective State Units under jurisdiction of which
they are situated. Recently M & CSD has opened a operational office at Chennai (OpEC -IV) to cater to the
needs of Tamilnadu coastal stretch.

GEOLOGICAL CONTEXT

Southern peninsular India comprising States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Tamil Nadu and the Union
Territory of Puducherry exposes lithological assemblages from Archaean to Holocene. It is divisible into four physiographic
units namely, (i) East and West Coastal Plains, (ii) Eastern Ghats, (iii) Deccan Plateau and (iv) Western Ghats. The Deccan
Plateau constitutes the region predominantly and it is flanked on either side by linear stretches of coastal plains and is drained
by major easterly flowing rivers like the Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra, Pennar, Palar, Cauvery and Vaigai, as also a few
westerly flowing rivers such as Mandovi, Zuari, Netravathi, Bharathapuzha, Periyar and Pamba, which originate from the
Western Ghats.

GEOLOGICAL MILIEU OF SOUTH INDIA

Archaean to Proterozoic

Southern peninsular India is a shield area comprising Dharwar Craton in the north and Southern Granulite Terrian in
the south; a boundary called the Fermor Line separates these two. Dharwar Craton encompasses major parts Karnataka and
Andhra Pradesh States. Dharwar Craton is a typical Archaean-Proterozoic granite-greenstone terrain. An array of granitic
lithounits such as tonalite, trondhjemite, granodiorite, adamellite and granite constitute this Archaean-Proterozoic granitic
terrain. These are deformed and metamorphosed into complex gneisses. The granitic rocks of varying composition and the
gneisses are together known as Peninsular Gneissic Complex (PGC). The PGC contains several linear, deformed and folded
greenstone / schist belts. Prominent intra-cratonic Proterozoic sedimentary basins namely Cuddapah Basin, Kurnool Basin,
Bhima Basin and Kaladgi Basin have formed over the basement of Dharwar Craton. The craton is bounded in the east by
Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt, in the northeast by the Bastar Craton, and is overlain in the northwest by the basalt flows of
Deccan Trap. Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt is a granulite terrain made up of charnockite, khondalite, quartzite, calc-granulite,
pyroxene-granulite, granite and leptynite. This belt extends into Orissa in a northeasterly direction. In the northern part,
Dharwar Craton is partly covered by Proterozoic sediments of Pakhal Supergroup and Phanerozoic sediments of Gondwana in
a NW-SE trending rift basin called as Godavari Basin / Rift / Graben. They are flanked on either side by Proterozoic
sedimentary sequences of Penganga and Sullavai basins. Different types of Charnockites and Gneisses (PGC I & II) are the
predominant rock types in the States of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. In these states Neo-Proterozoic magmatism is represented by
intrusives of alkaline group of rocks and granitoids. Meso-Proterozoic dykes are present in the area to the North of Palghat
Cauvery Lineament and the Mesozoic dykes are seen in the western part of Kerala.

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Palaeozoic and Mesozoic Sediments:

Rocks of Gondwana Supergroup are exposed along the Pranhita-Godavari valley in Andhra Pradesh. In Tamil Nadu,
Lower Gondwana Formations occur in north south trending linear belts in the southern part of the Palar Basin. Upper
Gondwana rocks occur in Tiruchirappali, Sivaganga and Palar sub basins. Recent Borehole intersections (2010) indicate the
presence of Upper Gondwana plant fossils at depth in Vridhachalam sub basin. Gondwana sediments of the Godavari Valley
host rich coal deposits in Andhra Pradesh. In the coastal belt of Tamil Nadu, marine Cretaceous rocks distributed in
Tiruchirapalli, Vriddhachalam and Pondicherry sub basins have been lithostratigraphically divided into different groups.
Some of the formations under these groups are very rich in their fossil content, mostly, lamellibraches, gastropods and
brachiopods. The 26 m long fossil tree occurs in Trichinopoly Group.

Deccan Trap:

Basalt flows of Deccan Trap with their infratrappean and intertrappean sedimentary beds, cover a vast area of
Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh over an area of about 42,000 sq km in the northern and northwestern parts of South India.
Adilabad, Nizamabad, Medak, Ranga Reddy, Mahbubnagar, East Godavari and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh
and Bidar district and parts of Belgaum, Bijapur and Gulbarga districts in Karnataka expose Deccan Trap.

Tertiary Sediments:

Tertiary sedimentary sequence in Andhra Pradesh is represented by Rajahmundry Formation, along the coast
between Samarlakota and Eluru. In Tamil Nadu Lower Tertiary sediments are seen in Tiruchirappali and Pondicherry sub
basins. Upper tertiary sedimentary sequence is represented by Cuddalore Formation which occupies thousands of sq. km
along East Coast. Huge lignite deposits occur in these sediments. NLC is exploiting these lignite deposits. In the southern part
of the west coast, particularly in Kerala, Tertiary sediments are represented by Warkalli and Quilion formations.

Quaternary and Holocene Sediments:

The Quaternary sediments in the southern peninsular India occur along inland river valleys and along the coastal
tracks interrupted by the prograding deltas of major rivers. They are represented by thick blankets of alluvium, gravel and
colluvial deposits, beach sand, kankar, soils of various types and laterite.

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MINERAL RESOURCES OF SOUTH INDIA

The southern Indian States are endowed with rich mineral wealth. Significant mineral deposits such as ferrous, non-
ferrous and noble metals, precious and semi-precious stones, strategic minerals, fossil fuels and other industrial minerals are
found in diverse geological formations ranging from Archaean to Quaternary. The Archaean high grade metamorphic rocks
such as Sargur Group host mica, copper, barytes and gemstones; the greenstone belts of Dharwar Craton are repositories of
gold and iron ore; Peninsular Gneissic Complex is the host for diamondiferous kimberlite pipes, apart from bearing potential
for dimension stones, chromite and semi-precious stones. Granulites of Eastern Ghats Supergroup and Southern Granulite
Terrain contain bauxite, manganese, graphite, apatite, gemstones, tungsten and dimension stones. The Proterozoic rocks that
are confined in the intra-cratonic basins, contain basemetals, barytes, asbestos, limestone, dolomite, diamonds, iron and
manganese ores, magnesite, phosphorite and uranium. Late Palaeozoic to Early Mesozoic rocks of Gondwana Supergroup
contain coal deposits and clay. The Tertiary and Quaternary rocks contain oil and natural gas, lignite, beach sands, clay,
diamond and other gemstones. Mineral deposits linked to the growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are limestone,
bauxite, iron, barytes, coal, lignite, gold, diamond, dimension stones, manganese, mica, oil and natural gas. The Southern
States offers favourable geological milieu to host all the mineral deposits linked with GDP growth.

GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF SOUTHERN STATES


ANDHRA PRADESH & TELANGANA

Geology:
The State of Andhra Pradesh has an area of 2,76,800 sq.km. and is bounded by N 12 04500 1905000 and E long.
76 5400 8404500. Physiographically, the State comprises hill ranges, plateaus, deltas and coastal plains. The State is
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divisible, from east to west, into three distinct units viz. (i) the coastal plains, interspersed with deltas of the major rivers like
Godavari, Krishna and Pennar, to the east (ii) the Eastern Ghats (prominent in the north) and Nallamalai hill ranges
(prominent in the south) to the west and (iii) the undulating plateau region dotted with hill ranges to the western most. A
major part of the State forms the Peninsular Shield referred to as Dharwar Craton, which comprises the Late Archaean granite
gneiss and a few widely separated narrow greenstone belts, especially in the south and west. The Craton is bounded by the
Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt to the northeast and the Pranhita Godavari Valley to the north. The Proterozoic sedimentary
sequence, Cuddapah and Kurnool, occupy large tracts in the south central part. The Pranhita-Godavari valley exposes a
sequence of sedimentary rocks ranging in age from Proterozoic to Cretaceous. The Gondwana sediments of Pranhita
Godavari valley are the only coal bearing formations in South India. The Deccan Trap effusive cover some of the formations
in the northwest and west. The isolated Cretaceous Tertiary outcrops and the Quaternary alluvial covers occupy the coastal
belt, which hosts sizeable reserves of oil and natural gas both onshore and offshore. Tertiary laterite capping are
conspicuous along the coast and also over the Eastern Ghats. The East Coast Bauxite deposits, one of the biggest deposits of
Asia, occur as cappings on the Eastern Ghats.

Mineral resources:

The State has huge reserves of bauxite, limestone, coal, barytes and dimension stones and is a leading producer of
these minerals. Other minerals of commercial significance that occur in the State include apatite, base metals, clay, diamond,
gold, graphite, manganese, mica, petroleum and natural gas, quartz, silica & radioactive sands, garnet, feldspar, beryl, ruby,
slate, marble, rare earth elements and radioactive minerals.

Andhra Pradesh has large reserves of different grades of limestone (about 35.18 billion tonnes). It accounts for
nearly 20% of the countrys limestone resources. Quite a significant proportion of countrys cement production takes place in
34 cement plants that are in operation in Andhra Pradesh. The cement production is of the order of 12 Mt / annum. Besides
cement grade limestone, significant reserves of BF, SMS and high-grade limestone is also found. AP stands next to Orissa in
bauxite reserves. Good quality bauxite, with significant aluminium-content occurs as high-level cappings over the khondalite
and granulites. The deposits in AP and Orissa with a total reserve of about 2423.538 Mt constitute one of the largest bauxite
deposits in the world. The largest barytes deposit in the world is located in Mangampeta in Cuddapah District. This deposit
occurs in the Pullampet Shale of the Cuddapah Super group. The state possesses reserves of coal, non cocking coal up to 1200
m depth have been estimated to be 22054.58 Mt (April 2011), from coal bearing formations in Godavari Valley. Archaean
greenstone belts are the major repositories of gold. They occur as linear, narrow and subparallel N-S to NNW-SSE trending
schist belts amidst Peninsular Gneissic Complex. Andhra Pradesh has the distinction of having produced many of the
historically famous diamonds like the Koh-i-noor, the Great Mogul, the Hope and the Orloff. Both primary (kimberlites /
lamproites) and secondary (conglomerates and gravel) source rocks of diamond occur in different parts of the State. Andhra
Pradesh has immense potential for granite based dimensional stone industry. The Archaean-Proterozoic granite-gneiss terrain
occupying more than 60% of the state is a storehouse of multi-coloured rocks of which the Galaxy Granite occurring in
Prakasam district has high export potential. The State contributes about 6% of the manganese ore production in the country.
The ore is mainly associated with kodurites of Khondalite Group in Eastern Ghats Supergroup and Penganga beds in the
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Pakhal Basin. At the national level, Andhra Pradesh occupies eighth position in mineral production with a share of about 8%.
Apart from these mineral commodities significant prospects of oil and natural gas have been identified over an area of about
40,000 sq km on-shore and off-shore in the Krishna-Godavari basins in parts of East and West Godavari and Krishna districts.
The State is endowed with significant occurrences of strategic minerals/metals, which include monazite, ilmenite, tungsten,
uranium and molybdenum. These are found in various geological environments. A number of occurrences of precious and
semiprecious stones are known from gem belt in the Eastern Ghats, distributed in East Godavari, Visakhapatnam and
Vizianagaram districts.

Table-1: Major mineral resources of Andhra Pradesh


(Reserves in million tonnes unless otherwise stated)
S.No. Ore / Mineral Andhra Pradesh
2005 2000 1995 2010
1 Asbestos 0.049 0.055 0.051 0.056531
2 Barytes 69.896 75.774 0.084 68.4784
3 Bauxite 615.267 612.756 551.479 615.267
4 China clay 73.675 72.785 52.504 74.176
5 Chromite 0.187 0.187 0.116 0.187
6 Copper ore 8.248 8.248 5.449 8.248
7 Diamond 1.823 1.182 0.005
(M.Carats) 1.822955
8 Dolomite(B.T) 1.146 1.130 0.129 1.182452
9 Gold 12.098 8.553 3.791 12.098347
10 Graphite 0.427 0.427 0.219 0.427199
11 Iron ore
Hematite(B.T) 0.163 0.140 0.051 0.381478
Magnetite (B.T) 1.463 1.463 0.418 1.463541
12 Lead Zinc ore 6.62 6.62 1.954 22.689
13 Limestone (B.T) 35.18 35.219 15.059 35.178535
14 Magnesite 0.08 0.08 NA 0.080
15 Manganese ore 15.583 18.287 11.905 17.598
16 Mica (M.Kgs) 111.3 40.36 44.837 220.786228
17 Sillimanite 8.776 8.776 7.898 9.644500
18 Tungsten 14.802 14.802 14.395 14.802300
(Source IBM Yearbook 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010)
B.T. = Billion Tonnes , M.Kgs = Million Kilograms, M. Carats= Million Carats
NA- Data not available

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TAMILNADU & PUDUCHERRY

Geology:

Tamil Nadu, with an area of 1,30,058 sq.km. is situated in the SE part of the Indian peninsula between North Latitudes
08000 and 13030 and East Longitudes 76000 and 80018. The western part comprises the Western Ghat roughly trending N-S
and marked by a continuous range of Hills. The central part of the state is a vast track of dissected pediments and pediplains with
residual hills. A coastal plain with associated landforms marks the eastern part. The Union Territory of Puducherry is located on
the East Coast, about 160 km. south of Chennai and occupies an area of 492 sq.km.
Crystalline rocks of Archaean to late Proterozoic age occupy over 80% of the area while the rest is covered by
Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks mainly along the coastal belt and in a few inland River valleys. The hard rock terrain comprises
predominantly of Charnockite and Khondalite groups and their migmatitic derivatives, supracrustal sequences of Sathyamangalam
and Kolar groups and Peninsular Gneissic Complex (Bhavani Group), intruded by ultramafic-mafic complexes, basic dykes,
granites and syenites. The crystalline rocks are derived through a complex evolutionary history during Archaean and Proterozoic
times with multiple deformations, anatexis, intrusions and polyphase metamorphic events. The sedimentary rocks of the coastal
belt include fluviatile, fluvio-marine and marine sequences ranging in age from Carboniferous to Mi-Pliocene and sediments of
Quaternary age.
The Pre-Crambrian terrain of Tamil Nadu is extensively fractured and deeply faulted particularly in the northern and
central parts. The Phanerozoic sediments are relatively unaffected. The Phanerozoic sediments show well-preserved bedding
planes where the dips vary from horizontal to 100. The crystaline rocks on the other hand, had undergone polyphase deformation
and metamorphism resulting in well-developed foliation (S1, which follows the litho contacts at many places. Subsequent
deformations have induced local development of new S fabrics. In the northeast, the regional structure trend is NNE-SSW. This
sector is characterised by long linear canoe-shaped folds as a result of F2 deformation. The northwest is characterised by nearly N-
S regional structural trend. Although polyphase folding has been recognized in this terrain, no distinct regional structures have
been interpreted. In the central part, the regional structureal trend is E-W often swerving to ENE-WSW and WNW-ESE. The
southernmost sector, to the south of Tambaraparani River shows a distinct NW-SE structural grain. A number of shear zones have
been recognized in the Pre-Cambrian terrain. This includes Moyyar, Bhavani, Salem-Attur, Cauvery, Dharmapuri, Gangavalli and
Achankovil shear zones.

Mineral resources:

Tamil Nadu is endowed with varieties of minerals. The chief mineral resources are fossil fuels (lignite, petroleum and
natural gas), metalliferous minerals (iron ore, bauxite, gold, platinum, molybdenum and poly-metallic sulphides) and non-metallic
and industrial minerals (limestone, dimension stone, magnesite, ceramic raw materials, graphite, gypsum, heavy mineral, silica
sands, vermiculite, quartz, feldspar and gemstones). There is scope for getting coal bed methane in the deep level lignite beds.
Lignite is associated with Cuddalore Formation in Cauvery basin. A total of 31327 million tonnes of lignite has been estimated in
Cuddalore, Perambalur, Puducherry, Ramanathapuram, Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts. About 0.79 million tonnes of poly-
metallic mineralisation, mainly zinc and lead has been estimated in Mamandur, Tiruvannamalai Districts. A total of 26.85 million
tonnes of bauxite ore has been estimated for the State. Bauxite occurs as irregular lenses - pockets and high-level laterite cappings
over charnockite in the Nilgiri, Shevroy, Kollimalai and Palani Hills. Gold occurs associated with quartz confined to shear zone in
the Nilgiri district and associated with granite greenstone belt in Krishnagiri District. The State possesses around 500 million
tonnes of low grade iron ore resources, mainly magnetite, with an average grade of 38% iron. The major deposits occur in Salem,
Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram, Dharmapuri, Thiruchirappalli, Namakkal and Perambalur districts. Molybdenum occurs in
different geological settings - in Alangayam, Vellore district it is associated with quartz-barite veins, in Harur- Uttangarai Belt
(HUB), Dharmapuri District it is confined to a shear zone traversing epidote hornblende gneiss and quartzofeldspathic gneiss and
in Karadikuttam area, Dindigul District molybdenum is assocated with pegmatite intrusive into migmatitic gneiss. Layered mafic
and ultramafic complexes of the state are the repositories of PGE. Sittampundi UM Complex in Namakkal District and
Mettupalaiyam UM Copmplex in Erode district are currently being prospected.
Substantial limestone deposits occur in Tamil Nadu. Non-crystalline (sedimentary) limestones of marginal garde are
located in parts of Cuddalore, Perambalur and Tiruchirapalli districts, confined to the Creatceous formations of Cauvery Basin.
Tertiary coralline limestone is exposed in the series of islands in Gulf of Mannar, Palk Bay and Rameswaram. High grade
crystalline limestone occurs in parts of Salem, Karur, Madurai, Virudhunagar and Coimbatore districts as pockets in the migmatite
terrain. The total limestone reserves of the state are estimated as 1282 million tonnes (IBM, 2008). Prominent deposit of magnesite
is located on Chalk Hills, Salem district. Magnesite occurs as criss-cross veins traversing dunite / peridotite. About 45.52 million
tonnes of ore has been estimated. Graphite occurs in Sivaganga District, Kurinjankulam in Tirunelveli District, Palakottai Hill and
near Pudupalaiyam in Vellore District and Tirumangalam, Ponnamangalam in Madurai district. A total of 7.91 million tonnes of
resource has been estimated in the Sivaganga Graphite Belt which is currently under exploitation. Gypsum reserves of Tamil Nadu
are estimated to be 27.311 mt mainly reported from Perambalur and Lalgudi in Tiruchirapalli district. The State has major heavy
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mineral deposit (ilmenite, rutile, monazite and garnet-bearing sands) that occur as beach placers. About 8.62 mt of zircon, 28.35
mt of garnet, 106.68 mt of ilmenite, 5.11 mt of rutile and 4.91 mt of leucoxene has been estimated for the southern coastal area
(IBM year book 2008). Apatite occurs in hybrid rocks (syenite-pyroxenite) and in the carbonatite near Sevattur, Vellore District,
with total reserves of 2, 40,000 tonnes. Phosphatic nodules occur in association with gypseous clay and shale of Karai Formation,
Uttattur Group of Cretaceous age, in Tiruchirapalli district. A total probable reserve of 1,27,000 tonnes was estimated. The P205
content of the nodules varies from 21.14 to 26.50%. Tamil Nadu is the dimensional stone capital of the country. Rasipuram Blue,
Moonstone/Raw, Black granite, Olive/sea Green, Columbu Jubrano, English Teak/ Someka Red/Black, Sappire Blue, Paradiso,
Pink Multi, Red Wave, Red Mond, Hosur Grey, Tiger Skin, Kashmir White and Kunnam Black are some of the commercial
varities produced in the State. A probable resource of 30.39 million cu m has been estimated up to 2008. Apart from these, other
commodities like asbestos, barytes, clay, corundum, feldspars, gemstones, mica, ochre, moulding / glass sand, quartz, sillimanite,
steatite and vermiculite are also present. Minor occurrences of minerals such as beryl, celestite, columbite-tantalite, garnet,
ilmenite, kankar, nickel ore, pyrite, allanite and salt are also recorded
In the Union Territory of Puducherry, ilmenite and garnet sands occur along the coast of Karaikal with reserves of
17,26,862 tonnes (source AMD). In Puducherry, china clay (2 mt) and limestone (15 mt) are also available.

Table-2: Major mineral resources of Tamil Nadu


(Reserves in million tonnes unless otherwise stated)

S.No. Ore / Mineral Tamil Nadu


1995 2000 2005 2010
1. Barytes 0.117 0.222 0.222 0.2224
2. Bauxite 22.648 25.156 26.845 24..820
3. China clay 44.968 56.897 56.897 56.897
4. Chromite 0.24 0.282 0.282 0.283
5. Copper ore NA 0.79 0.79 0.790
6. Dolomite 1.627 2.145 2.145 2.145
7. Gold NA 0.067 0.067 0.0670
8. Graphite 0.423 1.287 7.914 8.2388
9. Iron ore
Magnetite (B.T) 1 NA 0.481 0.5070
10. Lead Zinc ore 0.462 0.79 0.79 0.790
11. Limestone (B.T) 0.805 1.2 1.18 1.1824
12. Magnesite 48.919 68.044 45.517 40..511
13. Molybdenumite 0.036 6.975 9.965 9.9658
14. Sillimanite 15.62 17.926 17.926 17.9524
(Source IBM Yearbook 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010) NA- Data not available
B.T. = Billion Tonnes , M.Kgs = Million Kilograms, M. Carats= Million Carats

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KARNATAKA & GOA

Geology:

The State of Karnataka occupying an area of 1,91,792 sq.km. is bounded by north latitudes 11 032 and 18030 and east
longitudes 74005 and 78032 whereas the State of Goa bounded by latitudes 14054 and 15048 and east longitudes 73048 and
74020 along the West Coast between Western Ghats and Arabian Sea has an area of 3,701 sq.km.

The States of Karnataka & Goa forming a part of the Indian Shield are constituted of rock formations ranging in age from
3300 m.a. to 5 m.a. Barring a narrow coastal strip of about 5000 sq.km. of Tertiary and Quaternary sediments and another 31,250
sq.km. of Deccan basalts, the remaining area is occupied by Archaean-Proterozoic rocks. Major part of the state is constituted of
Dharwar Craton comprising greenstone belts, gneisses and granites which, at the southern margin of the craton, give way to
granulite suite of rocks. The greenstone belts, host a variety of mineralization, essentially consist of meta-volcano-sedimentary
sequences, surrounded and dissected by granite-gneiss complex. Dharwar craton is considered to comprise two tectonic blocks
viz; the Western Tectonic Block and the Eastern Tectonic Block. The green stone belt in the Eastern block are considered as true
greenstone belts whereas those of the Western block are considered as schistose belts. The greenstone belts of the western block
include the Sargur Group and the Dharwar Supergroup. The main litho-assemblages in the Sargur Group are meta ultramafics
such as serpentinised komatiite, talc-tremolite schist, amphibolite, high grade metapelites such as fuchsite quartzite, kyanite-
sillimanite schist, carbonates and Banded Iron Formation. The Dharwar Supergroup is divided into lower Bababudan Group,
consisting largely of volcanic suites with shelf/platformal metasediments rich in iron and manganese precipitates; and the upper
Chitradurga Group, largely made up of meta-sedimentary sequences of argillite-greywacke assemblage with meta-volcanics. Litho
assemblage of the eastern belts comprises greenstone suite consisting of bimodal mafic-felsic volcanics, and pyroclastics and
minor amount of meta-sedimentary sequence consisting of quartzite, meta-pelites, marbles and Banded Iron Formation. The
peripheral zones of these belts are extensively migmatised by the younger phase of Peninsular Gneiss, hence the basement-cover
relationship remains ambiguous. Characteristically these belts are endowed with gold mineralisation. The craton preserves a
billion year orogenic history from 3400 m.a. to 2400 m.a. Epicratonic or intracratonic sedimentary basins called Purana Basins
occupy the northern segment of the craton whose northern part in turn is concealed by Deccan basalts. The southern coastal tracts
of Dakshina Kannada district expose beds of shelly limestone, clay and grit, intercalated with lignite layers which are considered
to be the extension of Warkalli Beds of Kerala. The majority of the rock sequences of Karnataka are lateritised due to their
exposure to suitable climatic condiditions for a prolonged period. These laterites occur as extensive cappings in the Western Ghats
and in coastal plains. The other rock types exposed belong to Quaternary formations and include Recent Soil and Alluvium.

The State of Goa comprises a narrow strip of land measuring about 100 km. in north-south direction and 20-50 km. in
east-west direction, along the West Coast. The Goa State constitutes the northwesterly extensions of the granite-greenstone terrain
of Karnataka comprising gneisses, migmatites, schists, meta-volcanics (both acid and basic), meta-greywacke, banded ferruginous
quartzite associated with mangniferous phyllite / argillite, limestone, dolomite and thin bands of quartzite intruded by granite and
ultramafic complexes. Basaltic flows of Deccan Traps are exposed in northeastern border of Goa.

Mineral resources:
Karnataka occupies the premier position in terms of metallic mineral production. This state is the sole producer of felsite
and the leading producer of gold accounting for 94% of the total production of gold in the country. Karnataka State is second
largest producer of metallic ores and occupies seventh place in mining non metallic minerals. No fuel minerals of economic grade
and scale are reported. Total reserves in terms of percentage contributed by the state to the all India resources is 64% of gold,
36.5% of manganese ore, 80% of magnetite and 22.5% limestone. Manganese, chromite and ores of iron (both haematite and
magnetite) are the principal commodities being exploited for decades; the state still holds huge reserves of the same in the
geographic domains of Chitradurga belt, Kudremukh belt, Western Ghat belts and Sandur basin. Aluminium rich laterite cappings,
a residual product of selective and sustained weathering and leaching of Deccan basalts and basement granitoids/gneisses in parts
of coastal districts constitute the notable metallic ore of aluminium of Karnataka. Major mineral deposits and estimated reserves
are narrated here in brief.

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Table-3: Major mineral resources of Karnataka
(Reserves in million tonnes unless otherwise stated)

S.No. Ore / Mineral Karnataka


1995 2000 2005 2010
1 Asbestos 0.29 8.282 8.282 8.2824
2 Barytes 0.009 0.015 0.015 0.01517

3 Bauxite 27.332 44.981 49.503 55.705


4 China clay 12.857 255 257 2.5852
5 Chromite 1.452 1.87 1.789 1.632
6 Copper ore 5.669 34.404 34.404 33.535
7 Dolomite 346.152 535.239 633.509 662.116
8 Gold 12.863 24.232 66.172 66.1724
9 Graphite 0.262 0.267 0.267 0.6731
10 Iron ore
Hematite(B.T) 1.072 1.148 1.676 2.15867
Magnetite (B.T) 2.784 7.883 7.811 7.8017
11 Limestone (B.T) 17.439 51.210 51.885 51.8858
12 Magnesite 1.229 3.754 3.857 4.046
13 Manganese 41.054 86.568 82.736 96.188
14 Molybdenumite 0.9 1.32 1.320 1.3209
15 Sillimanite 0.475 0.983 0.983 0.9827
16 Tungsten NA 36.68 36.68 36.6778
(Source IBM Yearbook 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010)
B.T. = Billion Tonnes , M.Kgs = Million Kilograms, M. Carats= Million Carats
NA- Data not available

Goa, though has a limited area, it is well endowed with economic mineral deposits, particularly iron and manganese ores.
Because of their proximity to the sea port, they are being mined extensively for export. Besides iron and manganese, a number of
deposits of bauxite, silica sand, low grade limestone, clays, low grade chromite and quartzite are also known from Goa.

Table-4: Major mineral resources of Goa


(Reserves in million tonnes unless otherwise stated)

S.No. Ore / Mineral Goa


1995 2005 2000 2010

1 Bauxite 51.26 50.355 53.072 58.001


2 China clay 0.015 0.016 0.016 0.016
3 Iron ore
Hematite(B.T) 0.745 0.712 0.642 0.9271
Magnetite (B.T) 0.164 0.214 0.215 0.22267
4 Manganese ore 16.865 19.057 23.271
(Source IBM Yearbook 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010
B.T. = Billion Tonnes , M.Kgs = Million Kilograms

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KERALA

Geology:
Kerala is bounded by N Latitudes 8017 and 12047 and E Longitudes 74052 and 77025 and has an area of 38,864 sq.km.
spread in a linear stretch along the southwest coast of India. The land is divisible into four physiographic features (i) a low-lying
coastal plain fringing the Lakshadweep Sea in the west, (ii) vast stretch of laterite-capped midland region between 30 and 200 m
height above MSL, (iii) the moderate to gently sloping foothills of the Western Ghats, between 200 and 600m elevation above
MSL and (iv) the rugged high mountains of the Western Ghats, which rise to heights of over 2500 m above MSL. While hard
crystalline rocks occupy about 35,955 sq.km. of the total area, the rest of 2,909 sq.km. area is covered by soft sedimentary
formations. The major rock types found in the State belong to the Khondalite and Charnockite Groups and the Peninsular Gneissic
Complex of Precambrian age. Meta-basic, meta-ultrabasic and meta-sedimentary rocks belonging to the Archaean Wayanad
Group (equivalent to the Sargurs of Karnataka) are the oldest rock units in the State, which are found as large enclaves, mainly
within the Peninsular Gneissic Complex occupying the northern parts of the State. Granites, syenites, granodiorite, quartzo-
feldspathic veins, gabbro and dolerite dykes are the youngest acid and basic intrusives, found across the State. The only
sedimentary formation found in the State is the Tertiary Warkalli Formation. Detached, linear outcrops of Warkalli Formation are
found all along the west coast, with the type section exposed at the Warkalli cliff. Quaternary deposits of marine fluviomarine and
fluvial origin are extensively found over the coastal plains and within major river basins.

Mineral resources:
Kerala is not a rich State as far its mineral wealth is concerned. However, its clay and heavy mineral rich beach placer
deposits are being effectively exploited. General Cullen (1840-60), had discovered graphite deposits at Vellanad and Venganur in
Thiruvananthapuram district in the erstwhile Travancore (now South Kerala) and during the period 1898-1912, these deposits were
under active mining. Bruce Foote (1883) and William King (1875, 1878, 1882) of the Geological Survey of India had taken
traverses across the State and recorded their findings on geology and mineral resources. In 1907, a Geology Department was
formed in Travancore for the systematic survey of minerals.
The important mineral deposits found in the State are- china clay, beach sand rich in heavy minerals like ilmenite, rutile, monazite,
zircon, garnet, sillimanite etc; bauxite, glass-sand, iron-ore, limestone, lime shell, gold, graphite, dimension stones, gems and semi-
precious stones. The resource potential of important minerals found in the State is given below.

Table-5: Major mineral resources of Kerala


(Reserves in million tonnes unless otherwise stated)

S.No. Ore / Mineral Kerala


1995 2005 2000 2010
1. Bauxite 8.426 14.098 14.161 14.096
2. China clay 127.48 630.652 468.801 663.834
3. Gold 0.558 0.558 0.558 0.5585
4. Graphite 0.533 1.45 1.45 1.5853
5. Iron ore Magnetite 0.036 0.083 0.083 0.08344
(B.T)
6. Limestone 154.376 206.985 210.051 206.985
7. Magnesite 0.035 0.04 0.04 0.040
8. Sillimanite 9.607 9.248 9.906 7.150049
9. Ilmenite - 102.00 - 114.229707
10. Rutile - 6.82 - 3.775852
11. Leucoxene - 4.87 - 9.66852
12. Zircon - 5.99 - 2.759107
(Source IBM Yearbook 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010,
B.T. = Billion Tonnes , M.Kgs = Million Kilograms

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2. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE REGION: IN MISSION REGION MODE

Organizational Structure of the Region:

GSI has its Central Headquarters in Kolkata and six Regional Offices, geographically based at Kolkata, Lucknow,
Jaipur, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Shillong, and has State Units in all the States. GSI is now an Attached Office of the Ministry
of Mines. Till July, 2009 it was a subordinate office of the Ministry. Its upgradation follows recommendation of a High
Powered Committee set up in 2008.

The Union Cabinet had constituted a High Powered Committee (HPC) to review the functioning of Geological
Survey of India and assess its capacity to meet the emerging challenges taking into account the technological and manpower
resources of the organization. The report of the committee was accepted by the Government. As per the recommendations of
the HPC the organizational structure of GSI is undergoing changes commensurate with its new-found status. The
organizational structure of GSI is already substantially reoriented to meet the needs of specialization as well as
multidisciplinary study. Accordingly, changes in organizational setup were made based on the Mission Region Hybrid
Matrix Mode of functioning of the organization. However, to meet the challenge and to take up the task envisaged, GSI has to
expand its human resource potential and infractural facility to manifold which can be achieved only over a period of time.
The process is on and continuous, perceptible changes are taking place.

Implementation of the Mission-Region Hybrid Matrix mode of functioning is already effected by the Southern
Region. The current organizational setup of the GSI, SR in Region-Mission mode is shown in the Organogram attached at the
last page.

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3. ACTIVITY DOMAIN OF THE REGION
A) IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES OF SOUTHERN REGION IN MISSION MODE:

I) Mission I
Mission IA
i) Systematic geological mapping/specialised thematic studies.
ii) Geochemical mapping.
iii) Geophysical mapping/surveys.
iv) Marine and Coastal Surveys
Mission IB
v) Geomorphological and Lineament Mapping
vi) Photogeology and Remote Sensing
Mission IC
vii) Marine and Coastal Surveys Division
II) Mission II
Mission -IIA
viii) Mineral Resource assessment.
Mission -IIB
ix) Natural Energy Resource (Coal and Lignite)
III) Mission- III
x) Geodata and Geoinformatics
xi) Map compilation and Map Publication
xii) Publication and Information Delivery
IV) Mission- IV
xiii) Geotechnical studies.
xiv) Lanslide studies
xv) Earthquake geology studies.
xvi) Medical Geology
xvii) Fundamental Geoscience - Petrology, Palaeontology and Mineral Physics.
V) Mission- V
xviii) RTI / FTC Programmes
VI) S & T Support System (STSS)
xix) Laboratory support
xx) IT infrastructure connectivity
xxi) Chemical Laboratory support
xxii) Drilling
xxiii) Transport
Administrative Support System:
xxiv) Finance
xxv) Personnel
xxvi) Legal Cell
xxvii) HRD
xxviii) Information and Publications
xxix) Core Repository
xxx) Geoparks and Museums
xxxi) Estates.
Policy Support System:
xxxii) Science Policy & coordination
xxxiii) Planning & Monitoring
xxxiv) Commercial Operations
xxxv) Geoscience partnerships
xxxvi) Survey
xxxvii) Technical Consultancy Service

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B. ONGOING PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN REGION (FS 2014-15)

Annual Field Season Programmes for F.S. 2014-15 has been initiated in April, 2014. The annual programme has
been formulated in accordance with the departments priorities as per XII Plan document. The FSP is in Project mode with
well defined time line and financial requirements. All the items of the Annual Programme 2014-15 have been peer
reviewed by internal as well as external experts and approved by the Central Geological Programming Board (CGPB). The
approved FSP items Mission wise for SR are listed below:-

Sl.No. Title
Mission - IA : Ground Surveys
Specialised Thematic Mapping
1 Specialised thematic mapping of granitoids and associated shear zones in parts of Karimnagar and Medak
districts, NE part of eastern Dharwar Craton, Andhra Pradesh with special reference to molybdenite and other
associated mineralisation.
2 Specialised thematic mapping of the Pakhal sediments in parts of Khammam & Warangal districts, Andhra
Pradesh
3 Specialised thematic mapping of the granitic terrain and associated shears in Palkurti-Torur- Mahabubabad -
Panditapuram area, parts of Warangal and Khammam districts, Andhra Pradesh
4 Specialised thematic mapping in Amangal- Chintapalli area in parts of Mahbubnagar and Nalgonda districts
with special reference to shear zones/faults and associated mineralization in the eastern part of Dharwar
Craton, Andhra Pradesh.
5 Specialized thematic mapping of ultrapotassic volcanic rocks and associated magmatism in Nallamalai Fold
Belt of Proterozoic Cuddapah Basin and their bearing on mineralization around Rajampeta area , Cuddapah
district, Andhra Pradesh
6 Tectonostratigraphic relation of Bababudan Group, PGC and Karadi granite in the Kibbanhalli arm of
Chitradurga Schist Belt around Banasandra-Karadi-Gopalanahalli areas, Tumkur district, Karnataka.
7 Tectonostratigraphy of high grade litho-assemblages, migmatites and Closepet granite around Kollegal,
Hanur, and Ajjipura, Chamrajanagar district, Karnataka
8 Tectonic evolution of eastern part of the Moyar Bhavani Attur lineament, Erode, Salem and Namakkal
districts, Tamil Nadu
9 Specialised thematic mapping in parts of Kadavur structural basin, Dindigul, Karur and Tiruchirapalli
districts, Tamil Nadu.
10 Specialised thematic mapping to trace the extension of the shear zones associated with Mamandur polymetal
sulphide mineralization in Villupuram and Tiruvannamalai districts, Tamil Nadu.
11 Study on the sanukitoid type rocks and structure in the western extension of Palghat-Cauvery Lineament and
its geological implications, Palakkad district, Kerala
12 Study of geology of the Periyar Lineament around Malayattur Kotamangalam - Neriyamangalam area,
Ernakulam and Idukki districts, Kerala.
National Geochemical Mapping
13 Geochemical mapping in parts of Anantapur & Mahbubnagar districts, Andhra Pradesh and Chitradurga
& Bellary districts, Karnataka (toposheet no. 57B/13 and parts of 56L/4)
14 Geochemical mapping in parts of Anantapur & Mahbubnagar districts, Andhra Pradesh and Chitradurga
& Bellary districts, Karnataka (toposheet no. 57B/14 and parts of 56L/4)
15 Geochemical mapping in parts of Anantapur, Cuddapah and Kurnool districts, Andhra Pradesh (toposheet
no. 57J/1, parts of 56L/4)
16 Geochemical mapping in parts of Anantapur, Cuddapah and Kurnool districts, Andhra Pradesh (toposheet
no. 57J/2, parts of 56L/4)
17 Geochemical mapping in parts of Mahbubnagar district, Andhra Pradesh (toposheet no. 56H/15, parts of
56L/4)
18 Geochemical mapping in parts of Mahbubnagar district, Andhra Pradesh (toposheet no. 56H/16, parts of
56L/4)
19 Geochemical mapping in parts of Mahbubnagar district, Andhra Pradesh and Raichur district of Karnataka
(toposheet no. 56H/11, parts of 56L/4)
20 Geochemical mapping in parts of Mahbubnagar district, Andhra Pradesh and Raichur district of Karnataka
(toposheet no. 56H/12, parts of 56L/4)
21 Geochemical mapping in parts of Mahbubnagar and Rangareddy districts, Andhra Pradesh (toposheet no.
56H/9, parts of 56L/4)
22 Geochemical mapping in parts of Mahbubnagar district, Andhra Pradesh (toposheet no. 56H/10, parts of
56\L/4)
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23 Geochemical mapping in parts of Mahabubnagar and Rangareddy districts, Andhra Pradesh (toposheet no.
56H/13, parts of 56L/4)
24 Geochemical mapping in parts of Mahbubnagar district, Andhra Pradesh (toposheet no. 56H/14, parts of
56L/4)
25 Geochemical mapping in parts of Vizianagaram district, Andhra Pradesh (toposheet no. 65N/6, parts of
65N/8)
26 Geochemical mapping in parts of Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts, Andhra Pradesh (toposheet
no. 65N/7, parts of 65N/8)
27 Geochemical mapping in parts of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts, Andhra Pradesh (toposheet no.
65N/10, parts of 65N/8)
28 Geochemical mapping in parts of Bagalkot, Koppal and Gadag districts, Karnataka (toposheet no. 57A/1
and A1 quadrant of 57 A/11)
29 Geochemical mapping in parts of Koppal and Gadag districts, Karnataka (toposheet no. 57A/2 and A2
quadrant of 57 A/11)
30 Geochemical mapping in parts of Bagalkot, Koppal and Raichur districts, Karnataka (toposheet no. 57A/5
and B1 quadrant of 57 A/11)
31 Geochemical mapping in parts of Koppal and Raichur districts, Karnataka (toposheet no. 57A/6 and B2
quadrant of 57 A/11)
32 Geochemical mapping in parts of Raichur district, Karnataka (toposheet no. 57A/9 and B3 quadrant of 57
A/11)
33 Geochemical mapping in parts of Koppal and Raichur districts, Karnataka (toposheet no. 57A/10 and C1
quadrant of 57 A/11)
34 Geochemical mapping in parts of Koppal and Raichur districts, Karnataka (toposheet no. 57A/13 and C2
quadrant of 57 A/11)
35 Geochemical mapping in parts of Raichur, Koppal and Bellary districts of Karnataka and Kurnool district
of Andhra Pradesh (toposheet no. 57A/14 and C3 quadrant of 57 A/11)
36 Geochemical mapping in parts of Bellary, Koppal and Gulbarga districts of Karnataka (toposheet no.
57A/15 and A3 quadrant of 56D/9)
37 Geochemical mapping in parts of Bellary and Gulbarga districts of Karnataka and Ananthapur district of
Andhra Pradesh (toposheet no. 57A/16 and B3 quadrant of 56D/9)
38 Geochemical mapping in parts of Tumkur district of Karnataka and Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh
(toposheet no. 57G/2 and C1 quadrant of 57 G/3)
39 Geochemical mapping in parts of Tumkur and Kolar districts of Karnataka and Ananthapur district of
Andhra Pradesh (toposheet no. 57G/6 and B1 quadrant of 57 G/8)
40 Geochemical mapping in parts of Tumkur, Kolar and Bengaluru districts, Karnataka (toposheet no. 57G/7
and C1 quadrant of 57 G/8)
41 Geochemical mapping in parts of Tiruppur district,Tamil Nadu (toposheet no. 58E/8)
42 Geochemical mapping in parts of Karur, Tiruchirappalli, Dindigul and Tiruppur districts, Tamil Nadu
(toposheet no. 58 J/1 & part of 58 E/8)
43 Geochemical mapping in parts of Tiruppur district, Tamil Nadu (toposheet no. 58 F/9 & part of 58E/8).
44 Geochemical mapping in parts of Karur and Tiruppur districts, Tamil Nadu (toposheet no. 58 F/13 & part of
58 E/8)
45 Geochemical mapping in parts of Erode, Tiruppur and Coimbatore districts, Tamil Nadu (toposheet no. 58
E/3 & part of 58 E/8)
46 Geochemical mapping in parts of Coimbatore and Tiruppur districts, Tamil Nadu (toposheet no. 58 E/4 &
part of 58E/8)
47 Geochemical mapping in parts of Erode and Tiruppur districts, Tamil Nadu (toposheet no. 58 E/6 & part of
58E/8)
48 Geochemical mapping in parts of Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Tiruppur districts, Tamil Nadu and Mysore
district, Karnataka (toposheet no. 57 H/16 & part of 58 E/8)
49 Geochemical mapping in Kannur and Kasaragod districts, Kerala and Kodagu district of Karnataka
(toposheet no. 48P/12 & part of 48 P/4)
50 Geochemical mapping in Kasaragod and Kannur districts, Kerala and Dakshina Kannada district of
Karnataka (toposheet no. 48P/2 & part of 48 P/4)
National Geophysical Mapping (NGPM)
51 Regional Gravity and Magnetic (TF) Surveys in toposheet nos. 58 E / 1, 2, 5, 13, and 14 in parts of Tamil
Nadu and Karnataka states.
52 Regional Gravity and Magnetic (TF) Surveys in toposheet nos. 57 M / 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 in parts of Andhra

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Pradesh state.
53 Regional Gravity and Magnetic (TF) Surveys in toposheet nos. 57 A / 5, 6, 9, 10 and 11 in parts of
Karnataka state.
54 Regional Magnetic (TF) Surveys in toposheet nos. 57 F/3, 4, 8, 11, 12, 15 and 16, in parts of Andhra
Pradesh and Karnataka states.
National Geomorphological and Lineament Mapping (NGLM)
55 All India mosaic of National Geomorphological and Lineament mapping on 1:50,000 scale using satellite data
M&CS Division
56 SR-006*:Geological and Geophysical investigations in Cauvery-Mannar offshore basin and Krishna-Godavari
offshore basin, Eastern continental margin of India for the gas hydrates studies (NIO)
*Approval pending for want of signing of MOU with NIO.
57 SR-007: Morphotectonic and sediment characteristic studies of Laxmi Ridge
58 SR-008: Detailed assessment of Lime mud in the continental margin off Gujarat for estimation of resource.
59 SR-009: Appraisal of Lime mud in the continental shelf off Kakinada-Visakhapatnam coast
60 SR-010: Systematic Seismic, magnetic and gravity surveys in the Bay of Bengal over 85 o E Ridge and 90 E
Ridge
61 SD-255: Evaluation of sand resources beyond TW off Kodungallur, Kerala
62 SD-256: Delineation of buried palaeochannels and sand bodies, off Hangarkatta, Karnataka coast.
63 SD-257: Mapping of the seabed off Okha
64 SD-258: Multibeam Bathymetric Survey Of Part Of Gulf Of Kachchh Off Mandvi, Gujarat.
65 SD-259: Swath bathymetric survey of part of Arabian sea off Karwar beyond TW, Karnataka (Block-I).
66 SD-260: Swath bathymetric survey of part of Arabian sea off Karwar beyond TW, Karnataka (Block-II).
67 SD-261: Evaluation of heavy mineral sands off Muttamtura, Tamil Nadu
68 ST-237: Mapping of seabed in the TW north off Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu coast.
69 ST-238: Placer mineral resource evaluation in the territorial waters off Santapalle, North of Bimunipatnam,
Andhra Pradesh
70 ST-242: Parametric (Magnetic and Seismic) survey within Territorial Waters off Vainateyam Godavari River
and Vasisihta Godavari River mouths, Andhra Pradesh Coast
71 ST-243: Geotechnical appraisal of shallow sea bed off Ponnaiyar and Gadilam River mouths,Tamilnadu coast
72 Item 080: Coastal survey between Nileswaram and Ezhimala, Kasaragod & Kannur Dts Kerala for
identification of heavy mineral occurrences.
73 Item-083: Mapping of nearshore gap areas and assessment of Heavy Mineral potential off Anjengo, Kerala
74 Item-108 Geo environmental appraisal of coastal and inshore zone along Kakinada-Bangarampeta coast
75 Item-082: Preliminary evaluation of REE in the marine sediments from west coast of India.
76 Item -110: Morphometry and geochemistry of volcanic glass shards from Carlsberg Ridge, Indian Ocean:
insights into the magma genesis, fragmentation and phreatomagmatic activity in the mid-oceanic ridge system
77 Item -074 Study of environment and neo-tectonic aspects of the coastal area and study of beach and seabed
sediments off Setrunji River Delta, South of Bhavnagar Dist., Gujarat(Continuing Programme)
78 Item -089: Coastal survey between Apsarakonda and Swarnagadde near Honavar, Uttar Kannada Dt,
Karnataka for identification of heavy mineral occurrences (Continuing Programme).
79 Item- 090: Coastal survey near Ullal, Dhakshina Kanada District, Karnataka (Continuing Programme)
80 Item-RP-077: Planktonic foraminifer productivity changes in the northern tropical equatorial Indian Ocean
during Last Glacial - Interglacial Transition The role of Paleomonsoon (Continuing Programme)

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MISSION-II (Natural Resource Assessment)

Sl.No. Title
State Unit : Andhra Pradesh
1 Investigation for gold and associated minerals in Gani and Kalava area of Cuddapah basin, Kurnool district,
Andhra Pradesh (G4).
2 Search for kimberlite/lamproite in Jadcherla -Yeljal block in Mahbubnagar, Rangareddy and
Hyderabad districts, Andhra Pradesh (G4)
3 Search for kimberlite/lamproite in Kolhapur and Srirangapur blocks in Mahbubnagar and Kurnool
districts, Andhra Pradesh (G4)
4 Search for kimberlite/lamproite in parts of Koilkonda and Daverkadra blocks in Mahbubnagar district,
Andhra Pradesh.
5 Investigation for chromite & PGE mineralization in the Chimalpahad ultramafic complex, Khammam
district, Andhra Pradesh (G4).
6 Reappraisal of base metal mineralisation in Karempudi block of Agnigundala base metal belt, Guntur
district, Andhra Pradesh (G3).
7 Preliminary investigation for base metal and other associated mineralisation west of Karempudi to east of
Khandrika area of Agnigundala mineral belt, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh (G4).
8 Deep lithostratigraphic - cum - structural drilling to assess the base metal potential at lower stratigraphic
level below the bedded barite deposit of Mangampeta, Cuddapah district, Andhra Pradesh (G4).
9 Preliminary investigation for iron ore around Yerrabali area, Karimnagar district, Andhra Pradesh (G4).
10 Preliminary investigation of iron and manganese ore around Vedullacheruvu-Krishnapuram, Chandragiri
and Srikalahasti taluk, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh (G4).
11 Reappraisal for graphite and tungsten mineralisation at Burugubanda in Rampachodavaram taluk, East
Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh (G3).
12 Preliminary investigation for the possible occurrence of REE and other Rare Metal mineralization in and
around Chetlamallapuram, Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh (G4).
13 Maintenance of diamond processing plant at Wajrakarur, Andhra Pradesh. (Service Item)
State Unit: Karnataka & Goa
14 Regional survey to locate kimberlites in Kudligi block, Bellary & Chitradurga dists., Karnataka (G4)
15 Regional survey to locate kimberlite clan rocks in Molakalmuru block, Bellary and Chitradurga districts,
Karnataka (G4).
16 Investigation for gold in Ajjanahalli block - G, Tumkur district, Karnataka (G3).
17 Investigation for gold in Ajjanahalli block- H, Tumkur district, Karnataka (G4).
18 Exploration for gold in Bangaragatti block, Shimoga shist belt in parts of TS no 48I/16, Dharwar district,
Karnataka (G3).
19 Preliminary investigation for gold in Shimoga shist belt around Hulkoppa in part of Dharwar district,
Karnataka (G4).
20 Investigation for gold in Kudrekonda-Palavanahalli area, Shimoga district, Karnataka (G4).
21 Preliminary investigation for gold in Nyamati-Kunchenhalli area (parts of toposheet no 48N/12), Shimoga
district, Karnataka (G4).
22 Investigation for nickel, cobalt, copper and PGE in J.C. Pura - Antaraghatta belt, Hassan and Tumkur
districts, Karnataka (G4).
23 Preliminary investigation for delineating the REE bearing zones around Wanadurg, Gulbarga district,
Karnataka(G4).
24 Preliminary investigation for delineating the REE bearing zones around Gogalgatti, and Lingadahalli areas,
Raichur district, Karnataka(G4).
25 Investigation for iron ore in Sirur-Kamatagi- Amingarh areas, Hungund taluk, Bagalkote district, Karnataka
(G4).
26 Investigation for iron ore in Basavapatna-Kerebilichi block, Channagiri Taluk, Davangere district,
Karnataka (G4).
State Unit : Tamil Nadu & Puducherry
27 Exploration for platinum group of elements by drilling in T3 sector of Tasampalaiyam block in
Sittampundi anorthosite complex, Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu (G3)
28 Investigation for platinum group of elements in Torappadi ultrmafic complex, Tiruvannamalai district,
Tamil Nadu (G4).

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29 Investigation for REE and associated minerals in parts of Paramathi-Sarkar Valavandi-Kavundanur areas
of Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu (G4)
30 Reappraisal for graphite by drilling in Arasanur (village) block in the western part of Sivaganga graphite belt,
Sivaganga district, Tamil Nadu (G3)
31 Reapraisal for dunite in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu (G4).
State Unit : Kerala
32 Preliminary investigation for gold in Mundanpara, Chittur and Katalakkandi areas in the southern part of
Attapadi valley, Palakkad district, Kerala (G4)
33 Preliminary exploration for platinum group elements in Vellamari block, Attapadi valley, Palakkad district,
Kerala (G4)
Mission-II B (Natural Energy Resources)
State Unit: Andhra Pradesh
34 Preliminary investigation for coal in Sirpur-Sitanagar area, eastern part of Sirpur-Kagaznagar exploration
block, Godavari valley coal field, Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh (G4).
35 Preliminary investigation for coal in Rudrakshapalli-Ganugalapalli area, in southern sub-basin of Godavari
valley coalfield, Khammam district, Andhra Pradesh (G4).
36 Regional exploration for coal by drilling in Pagaderu (east) sector, southern part of main basin of Godavari
valley coalfield, Khammam district, Andhra Pradesh (G3).
37 Preliminary investigation for coal bearing formations in Bayyaram-Cherla area, main basin of Godavari
valley coalfield, Khammam district, Andhra Pradesh (G4).
38 Preliminary investigation for coal in Mangrude village, Bela mandal, main basin of Godavari valley
coalfield, Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh (G4).
State Unit: Tamil Nadu& Puducherry
39 Regional exploration for lignite in Uttarakosamangai sector, Ramnad sub-basin, Ramanathapuram
district, Tamil Nadu (G3).
40 Regional exploration for lignite in Kalari west sector, Ramnad sub-basin, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil
Nadu (G3).

MISSION III, SOUTHERN REGION

Sl.No. Title
Geodata Division & Regional Data Integration Cell, SR
1 Integration of Geological, Geochemical, Geophysical, Aero-geophysical and Remote Sensing data of 57F and
57E degree sheet.
2 Preparation of 1:50 K print ready RGB layouts.
3 Service Item: OCBIS Link item with Geodata CHQ.
4 Service Item: A) Network Management-Administration of Southern Region Local Area Network.
B) Computer/software assistance c) Portal applications.
Map & Cartography Division, SR
5 Compilation of New Series (Second Edition) of Geological Quadrangle Maps, 1: 250 K GQM.
6 Service Item: Composing and Printing of Unpublished Geological Maps as per user demand.
Publication & Information and Library, SR
7 Service Item: Compilation and printing of Publications, distribution and sale of Publications, Updating of
Bibliographic database, Procurement of books, Scrutiny of scientific papers submitted by technical officers.
MCPI Division SU: AP
8 Compilation of New Series (Second Edition) of Geological Quadrangle Maps, 1: 250 K GQM.
9 Service Item: Jobs involved in scrutiny, formatting, approval, reprography and circulation of progress reports.
Geoinformatics Division, SU: AP
10 Preparation of 1:50K print ready RGB layouts.
11 Service Item: Data Repository & Management Map compilation, technical support to all Divisions/Projects
of the State Unit in computer related matters.
MCPI Division, SU: Karnataka & Goa
12 Compilation of New Series (Second Edition) of Geological Quadrangle Maps, 1: 250 K GQM
13 Service Item: Jobs involved in scrutiny, formatting, approval, reprography and circulation of progress reports.
Geoinformatics Division, SU: Karnataka & Goa
14 Preparation of 1: 50K print ready RGB layouts.
15 Updation and linking of Oracle database with 50K GMS (Geological Map Series) spatial database and
additional data entry in Geoscientific database.
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16 Service Item: Data Repository & Management Map compilation, technical support to all Divisions / Projects
of the State Unit in computer related matters.
MCPI Division, SU: Tamil Nadu & Puducherry
17 Compilation of new series (second edition) of Geological Quadrangle Maps, 1: 250K GQM.
18 Service Item: Data repository and management jobs involved in scrutiny, formatting, approval, reprography
and circulation of progress reports.
Geoinformatics Division, SU: Tamil Nadu & Puducherry
19 Preparation of 1: 50K print ready RGB layouts.
20 Service Item - Data repository & management, map compilation; technical support to all Division / Projects of
the State Unit in computer related matters.
MCPI Division, SU: Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
21 Compilation of New Series (Second Edition) of Geological Quadrangle Maps, 1: 250 K GQM.
22 Service Item - Data repository & management map compilation; technical support to all Division / Projects of
the State Unit in computer related matters.
Geoinformatics Division, SU: Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
23 Preparation of 1: 50K prints ready RGB layouts.
24 Service Item - Data repository & management map compilation; technical support to all Division / Projects of
the State Unit in computer related matters.
Geophysics Division, SR
25 Service Item :1a) Integration of gravity and magnetic data
1b) Documentation and Report Processing Centre
Marine & Coastal Survey Division, SR
Map & Cartography Division, OP: West Coast-I, Mangalore
26 Compilation of the sea bed sediment distribution map within TW of West Coast of India on 1:50K
Geoinformatics Division, OP: West Coast-I, Mangalore
27 Network Management and System Administration.
28 Enrichment of Geoscientific Database.
29 Checking, organising & archiving of swath bathymetry data from different M&CSD offices.
Geoinformatics Division , OP: East Coast-II, Visakhapatnam
30 Network Management and System Administration
31 Enrichment of Geoscientific Database
32 Preparation of sediment distribution and bathymetric map of Territorial Waters
Map & Cartography Division, OP: East Coast-II, Visakhapatnam
33 Compilation of the sea bed sediment distribution map within TW of West Coast of India on 1:50K

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MISSION-IV, SOUTHERN REGION

Sl.No. Title
MISSION IVA: GEOTECHNICAL, LANDSLIDE & SEISMIC STUDIES
Engineering Geology Division, SR, Hyderabad
1 Water resource development projects in Andhra Pradesh.
2 Compilation of data on Geotechnical investigations of Telugu Ganga Project, Andhra Pradesh.
Engineering Geology Division, SU: TNP
3 Geotechnical evaluation of water resources development projects in Tamil Nadu.
Landslide Division, SU: TNP
4 Preparation of 1:50,000 scale landslide susceptibility map of Varshanad hills in toposheet nos. 58 G/5 & 6 on
GIS platform.
5 Empirically-derived rainfall threshold based early warning System for landslide in part of Coonoor river basin,
Nilgiri and Coimbatore districts, Tamil Nadu.
6 Landslide inventory in and around community areas and along transportation corridors in anaimalai hills,
Coimbatore district- updation of data base of Tamil Nadu
7 Post event landslide studies in Tamil Nadu.
Engineering Geology & Landslide Division, SU: K&G
8 Preparation of a GIS-Based 1:50,000 scale Landslide Susceptibility Map for mountainous/hilly region using
site-specific rating and weighting systems of toposheet No 48J/11(Jogfalls-Honnawar Road Section).
9 Preparation of a GIS-based 1:50,000 scale landslide Susceptibility Map for mountainous/ hilly region using
site-specific rating and weighting systems of toposheet no 48E/15 and 48E/16 (parts of Goa).
10 Post disaster studies in Karnataka & Goa.
Engineering Geology & Landslide Division, SU: Kerala
11 Geotechnical evaluation of water resources development projects in Kerala.
12 Preparation of a 1:50,000 scale landslide susceptibility Map for TS 49M/14 and 58A/3 in Kozhikode, Wayanad
and Malappuram districts, Kerala
13 Post disaster studies in Kerala
Earthquake Geology, SR
14 Seismic hazard microzonation study of areas in and around Cochin and Ernakulam urban agglomerations,
Ernakulam district, Kerala.
15 Macroseismic investigation of significant seismic events in Southern Region
MISSION-IV B (FUNDAMENTAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY GEOSCIENCES)
Petrology Division, SR
16 Petrological studies of the surface and subsurface lithosections of Pullampet Formation, Mangampeta area,
Cuddapah district, Andhra Pradesh.
17 Petro-mineralogical and geochemical evaluation of argillaceous sediments/ultra-potassic rocks for Rare Earth
Elements within Cumbum/Pullampet Formations of Nallamalai Fold Belt.
PPOD, RSAS, Bangalore
18 Petrogenesis of Metapelitic granulites from Varushanad Hills and Rajapalayiam to understand the general
nature of tectonic evolution of Madurai Block of the Southern Granulite Terrain

19 Petrogenesis and source characteristics of base metal mineralization in Betul belt, Madhya Pradesh through
stable isotope studies.
20 Elemental mobility and dispersion in the supergene environment in the mafic-ultramafic rocks of the
Dharwar craton.
21 Genesis of gold mineralization in Ajjanahalli Gold Prospect, Tumkur district, Karnataka by petrological, fluid
inclusion and stable isotopic (C, O & S) studies.
22 Fluid inclusion studies of quartz veins in the Tungsten deposit of Agargaon to reveal its genesis.
23 Petrogenesis and source characteristics of REE hosted Carbonatite body from Barmer district of Rajasthan.
24 Mineral and elemental characterization of mill tailing of Kolar Gold Field, Kolar, Karnataka with special
reference to gold.
25 Tectono-metamorphic evolution of the transitional zone between East and West Dharwar Craton ( EDC &
WDC) in the Kunigal- Yediyur Sector, Karnataka

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Palaeontology Division, SR
26 Biostratigraphy of the Quaternary sediments along the Kerala coastal tract and midland rivers .
27 Search and study for dinosaur and vertebrate fossil remains in the Kota Formation and Mesozoic vertebrates
from the other Upper Gondwana formations of the Pranhita - Godavari Valley in Southeastern part of Adilabad
district, Andhra Pradesh.
M & CSD, Op: WC I
28 Sedimentological study of nearshore marine and beach sediments to identify littoral drift and silting of
Kollam Port.
29 Preliminary evaluation of REE in the marine sediments from west coast of India.
30 Bathymetry and sediment characteristics of Poringalkuttu Reservoir, Trichur District, Kerala.
Geophysics Division, SR
31 Measurement of Physical properties of rock samples.
32 Research project for study of kimberlites and diamonds from Narayanapet area, Mahbubnagar, Kurnool
districts, Andhra Pradesh and Gulbarga, Raichur districts, Karnataka, Dharwar Craton, India (MOU between
GSI & De Beers India Pvt Ltd (DIPL)
Quternary and Environmental Geology Division
33 Deciphering sea level changes and climatic vicissitudes along the Andhra Pradesh Coast.
34 High flouride concentration in ground water and its impact on human life, in parts of Nalgonda district,
Telangana
35 Sea level changes and neotectonic activity along the West coast of Kerala, Karnataka & Goa.

MISSION V, SOUTHERN REGION

Sl.No. Title
1 Exploration strategy for REE & Rare Metals.
2 A Course on Computer Awareness for Group B Non-Gazetted and Group C Ministerial Staff of SR and CR.
3 Refresher Course for National Geochemical Mapping.
4 Basic training course in Drilling Technology
5 Workshop on United Nation Framework Classification System.
6 Training on Administration, Finance & Vigilance in GSI for Group A & B officers of GSI
7 Workshop on compilation of Second Edition Quadrangle Geological Maps (1:2,50,000)
8 Exploration strategy for Industrial and Fertilizer Minerals

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C. ENVISAGED TARGET OF SOUTHERN REGION FOR THE F.S.: 2014-15

Sl. Major activities Target for FS: 2014-15


No. SU:AP SU:K&G SU:TNP SU:KERALA HQ Div., SR TOTAL, SR
MISSION I: BASELINE GEOSCIENCE
1. Ground Geological
Surveys
Specialised Thematic 1750 700 1050 525 - 4,025
Mapping (1:25,000 scale)
in sq.km.
2. National Geochemical
Mapping
NGCM area in sq.km. 12000 10,400 6000 1614 - 30,014
NGCM no. of stream 12000 10,920 5948 1614 - 30,482
sediment samples
3. Ground Gephysical
Surveys
Geophysical mapping - - - - - 15,840 15,840
area in sq.km.
MISSION II: NATURAL RESOURCE ASSESSMENT
4. Large Scale Mapping
(1:10,000/12,500) sq.km. 828 650 300 150 - 1,928
5. Reconnaissance Mapping
(1:50,000) sq.km./l.km.
2430 1440 - - - 3,870
6. Detailed Mapping
(1:1000/2000/5000)sq.km 4 8 1 1.5 - 14.5
7. Pitting & Trenching 400 1025 400 75 - 1,900
Cu.m.
8 Drilling 8,300 2000 6500 Nil - 16,800
in metres
MISSION IV: FUNDAMENTAL & MULTIDISCIPLINARY GEOSCIENCE
10 SPT Drilling - - - - 450 450
in metres

Targets: SU : A.P: Mission-IIA+Mission-IIB : 3600 + 4700= 8300m


SU : K&G : Mission-IIA+ Mission-IIB : 2000+ --- = 2000m
SU: TNP : Mission-IIA+ Mission-IIB : 2600+ 3900= 6500m
SU: Kerala: Mission-IIA+ Mission-IIB : ----+ ------ = ----
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Grand Total: IIA+IIB= 8200+ 8600= 16,800m

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D. TARGET ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTHERN REGION FOR THE F.S: 2014-15

Sl. Major activity areas Targets for Achievement Achievement from


No. FSP 2014-15 during the April, 2014 to
quarter current month
( April-
June,2014)
MISSION I - BASELINE GEOSCIENCE
1 GROUND GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS 4025 18 18
Thematic mapping (1:25,000 scale) Sq.Km.
2 NGCM - area in Sq. Km. 30,014 68 68

NGCM - no of stream sediment samples 30,482 68 68

3 GROUND GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS 15,840 NIL NIL


Geophysical mapping - area (Sq. Km.)
MISSION II - NATURAL RESOURCES ASSESSMENT
4 Large scale mapping 1928 2.2 2.2
(1:10,000/12,500) (Sq. Km.)
5 Reconnaissance mapping 3870 106 106
(Sq.Km/ L.Km) (1:50,000)
6 Detailed mapping 14.5 0.06 0.06
(1:1,000/2,000/5,000) (Sq. Km.)
7 PT in Cu. m. 1900 170 170

8 Drilling (in meters) 16,800 1521.85 1521.85

Mission IV FUNDAMENTAL & MULTIDISCIPLINARY GEOSCIENCE


10 SPT Drilling (in meters) 450 Nil Nil

Drilling Progress Mission wise in meters:


Mission

April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan. Feb., March,

Total
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2015 2015 2015

M-
Nil 36.00 85.45 121.45
IIA
M- 504.5 431.1
464.75 1400.40
IIB 0 5
504.5 467.1
Total 550.20 1521.85
0 5
^ In house drilling * Outsourced Drilling
Progress of Spill over Drilling in meters:
April, May, June July Aug. Sept2 Oct. Nov, Dec. Jan. Feb. March Total
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 014 2014 2014 2014 2015 2015 2015
20.0^ 57.0^ 46.25^ 123.25^ +
+ + + 327.00*
142.50* 28.50* 156.00*

^ In house drilling * Outsourced Drilling

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E. BRIEF ON THE WORK CARRIED OUT IN SOUTHERN REGION

MISSION-IA

(i) GEOLOGICAL MAPPING:


Systematic geological mapping on 1:63,360/1:50K scale of the entire mappable area of Southern Region in the
State of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Union Territory of Puduchery has been completed. This
is a great achievement accomplished through the dedicated efforts of the geoscientists of the department. The data
generated through geological mapping has been providing base line data to all the earth science related activities and
programmes.
Table- 6: STATUS OF SYSTEMATIC GEOLOGICAL MAPPING (AS ON SEPTEMBER, 2010)
(In sq.km)
Region/ Total Area Hard rock Quatern Area covered Unappr Coverage
State area ary area (Upto September,2010) oachabl %
e area
Hard Rock Quaternary

ANDHRA 2,76,800 2,58,686 18,114 2,45,576 18,114 13,110 95.26


PRADESH
KARNATAKA 1,91.792 1,91,617 175 1,91,617 175 - 100
TAMILNADU 1,30,550 1,07,800 22,750 1,07,800 22,750 - 100
KERALA 38,864 35,.955 2,909 35,955 2,909 100
GOA 3,701 3,201 500 3,201 500 - 100
SOUTHERN 6,41,707 5,97,259 44,448 5,84,149 44,448 13,110 97.95
REGION (TOTAL)
(ii) SPECIALISED THEMATIC MAPPING :
To address the specific aspects of scientific enquiry, for resolving critical geological problems or at times to cater to the
needs of various specialized activities, Southern Region has started Specialized Thematic Mapping (STM) on large scale
(1:25,000 or larger) from VII plan period onwards. Specialized Thematic Mapping under different themes of geology was
undertaken in geologically significant terrain, in areas of mineral potential, in granitoids and associated shear zones in parts
of Karimnagar and Medak, districts, NE part of eastern Dharwar Craton, - Pakhal sediments in parts of Khammam &
Warangal districts, granitic terrain and associated shears in Palkurti-Torur- Mahabubabad-Panditapuram area, parts of
Warangal and Khammam districts, Amangal- Chintapalli area in parts of Mahbubnagar and Nalgonda districts with special
reference to shear zones/faults and associated mineralization, ultrapotassic volcanic rocks and associated magmatism in
Nallamalai Fold Belt of proterozoic Cuddapah Basin in AP, Bababudan Group, PGC relationship, lithoassemblages,
migmatites and closepet granite around Kollegal, Hanur, and Ajjipura, Chamrajanagar district in Karnataka, Moyar
Bhavani Attur lineament, Kadavur structural basin, shear zones associated with Mamandur polymetal sulphide
mineralization in Tamil Nadu, Palghat- Cauvery Lineament and its geological implications, Palakkad district, Periyar
Lineament around Malayattur Kotamangalam - Neriyamangalam area, Ernakulam and Idukki districts in Kerala.

Table 7: STATUS OF SPECIALIZED THEMATIC MAPPING. (in Sq.km)


REGION/STATE AREA PROGRAM ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM ACHIEVEMENT
COVERED TARGET FS 2013-14 TARGET FS 2014-15
(Upto March, (FS 2013-14) (April Mar.,2014) (FS 2014-15) (April
2014) June.,2014
ANDHRA 22,707 1400 1402 (100.14%) 1750 0
PRADESH
KARNATAKA& 26813 700 700 ( 100%) 700 0
GOA
TAMILNADU& 41671 1050 1060 1050 18
PUDUCHERRY ( 100.95%)
KERALA 15585 525 525 (100%) 525 0
SR (TOTAL) 1,06,776 3,675 3687 ( 100.33%) 4025 18

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During the FS 2013-14, eleven items of Specialised Thematic Mapping were carried out in Southern Region. Out
of these eleven items, three field items have been completed during FS 2013-14, three are continuing during FS 2013-14.
Nine new items of STM have been taken up in FS 2014-15. Therefore, a total of twelve STM item are being carried out
during FS 2013-14. Five STM items have been taken up in SU:AP, two STM items in SU:K&G, three STM items in
SU:TNP and two items in SU:Kerala.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WORK CARRIED OUT DURING FS 2014-15:

SU: ANDHRA PRADESH

During F.S. 2014-15 five items on Specialized Thematic Mapping (STM) were taken up.
i) Specialised thematic mapping of granitoids and associated shear zones in parts of Karimnagar and Medak
districts, NE part of Eastern Dharwar Craton Andhra Pradesh with special reference to Molybdenite and other
associated mineralization ( STM/SR/AP/2014/001) : Completed PGRS studies in the southern part of Toposheet no. 56
N/4 and delineated southwestward extension of NE-SW trending dykes, with the aid of aerial photographs and satellite
imagery. Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.
ii) Specialised thematic mapping of the Pakhal sediments in parts of Khammam & Warangal districts, Andhra
Pradesh. (STM/SR/AP/2014/002): Consulted toposheets (65 C/1&5) and studied geological maps of present area and
previous GSI progress reports and Consulted literature on pakhal Basin and adjacent gneiss-greenstone terrain. Consulted
Satellite images of toposheet no 65C/1 and aero magnetic maps of the Khammam and Warangal districts for better
understanding of the regional geology. Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.
iii) Specialised thematic mapping of the granitic terrain and associated shears in Palkurti-Torur-Mahabubabad-
Panditapuram area, parts of Warangal and Khammam districts, Andhra Pradesh. (STM/SR/AP/2014/003): As part
of prefield studies prepared interpreted geological map of the study area with the help of Satellite imagery, aerial
photographs and previous geological map on 1:50,000 scale. Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU:
T&AP.
(iv) Amangal-Chintapalli area in parts of Mahbubnagar and Nalgonda districts with special reference to shear
zones/faults and associated mineralization in the eastern part of Dharwar Craton, Andhra Pradesh.
(STM/SR/AP/2014/004): As part of prefield studies, prepared interpreted geological map of the study area with the help of
Satellite imagery, aerial photographs and earlier geological map of Amangal area T.S. No. 56L/9. Pre-field preparations has
been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.
(v) Specialized thematic maping of ultrapotassic volcanic rocks and associated magmatism in Nallamalai fold belt of
proterozoic Cuddapah basin and their bearing on mineralization around Rajampeta area, Cuddapah District,
Andhra Pradesh. (STM/SR/AP/2014/005 ): Consulted Satellite imagery and prepared geological map of of toposheet no
(57N/3, 4, 7 and 8). Demarcated the NE-SW trending lineaments near Konarajupalle village in toposheet no. 57N/3.
Consultation of aerogeophysical maps revealed presence of two crosscutting EM channel anomalies and some magnetic
high at the SW corner Naiduvaripalle village of toposheet No. 57N/7. Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG,
SU: T&AP.

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STATUS MAP OF SPECIALISED THEMATIC MAPPING
IN ANDHRA PRADESH

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KARNATAKA & GOA:
During F.S. 2014-15 two items on Specialized Thematic Mapping (STM) were taken up.
i) Tectnostratigraphic relation of Bababudan Group, PGC and Karadi Granite in the Kibbanahalli arm of
Chitradurga Schist Belt around Banasandra- Gopalanahalli areas, Tumkur District, Karnataka.
(STM/SR/KG/2013/006): Officers demarcated the proposed area in toposheet no 57C/11. Pre-field preparations like study
of geophysical maps, geological maps, satellite imageries and consultation of literature have been carried out. Prepared and
submitted Annual General Report and Extended Abstract for FS. 2013-14.Presented and attended review meeting for FS
2013-14. Submitted first draft of report for F.S. 2013-14 to Smt. Neeharika Jha, Director, STM-I, on 30-06-2014. Study of
geophysical map from, issued from RSAS Bangalore.
ii) Tectonostratigraphy of high grade lithoassemblages, migmatites and closepet granite around Kollegal, Hanur,
and Ajjipura, Chamrajanagar District, Karnataka. ( STM/SR/KG/2014/007): Officers consulted GSI, Un. Pub.
Reports of Kollegal area and made notes on geology of the area, also demarcated the proposed area in toposheet. carried out
EPMA studies in Petrology Laboratory, PPOD. Prepared annexure and plots for report. Submitted AGR, Extended Abstract
and first draft of progress report on 30.6.2014 to the director, STM-II. Consulted GSI, unpublished report of Kollegal area
and made notes on geology of the area afoe FS 2014-15. Prepared and updated project dossier.

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SU: TAMIL NADU & PUDUCHERRY:
During F.S. 2014-15 three items on Specialized Thematic Mapping (STM) were taken up.
i) Tectonic Evolution of Eastern Part of the Moyar-Bhavani-Attur Lineament, Erode, Salem and Namakkal
Districts, Tamil Nadu. (STM/SR/TNP/2013/02): The officers were engaged in Pre-field preparation which include Study
of Aerial Photographs, Satellite Imagery, Toposheet Study (58E/15 and I/3), Literature study regarding Shear zones as well
as Southern Granulite Terrain (SGT) pertaining to Field Season Programme (FSP): 2014-15 and also were engaged in
preparation of Annual General Report (AGR), Extended abstract, selection of samples for EPMA study for FS: 2013-14
and preparation of making catalogue for unpublished report of GSI.
ii) Specialised Thematic Mapping in Parts of Kadavur Structural Basin, Dindigul, Karur and Tiruchirapalli
Districts, Tamil Nadu (STM/SR/TNP/2014 /008): During the period, the officers were engaged in consultation of
literature and maps, aerial photographs, satellite imageries pertaining FSP:2014-15. The aerial photograph studies have
indicated the morphology of the Kadavur basin with inward dips. The quartzites stand out as prominent ridges and
anorthosite and other lithounits occur as low level outcrops.
iii) Specialised Thematic MappingTo trace the extension of the shear zones associated with Mamandur polymetal
sulphide mineralization in Villupuram and Tiruvannamalai Districts, Tamil Nadu.(STM/SR/TNP/2014/009):
The officers were engaged in the prefield preparatory work, which includes consultation of previous literature and maps of
Mamandur polymental prospect and also studied Aerial Photographs, Satellite Imagery, Toposheet (58I/13) and literature
regarding Shear zones as well as Southern Granulite Terrain (SGT).

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SU: KERALA:
During F.S. 2013-14 two items on Specialized Thematic Mapping (STM) were taken up.
i) Study on the Sanukitoid type rocks and structure in the western extension of Palghat-Cauvery Lineament and its
geological implications, Palakkad District, Kerala ( STM/SR/KRL/2014/010): The officer is engaged in preparation of
report of FS 13-14 and pre-field field preparation and literature survey. The field work will be commenced on mid of
August only.
ii) Study of geology along either side of The Periyar Lineament around Malayattur Kotamangalam -
Neriyamangalam area, Ernakulam and Idukki Districts, Kerala. (STM/SR/KRL/2013/003): This is continuing item
and 350 sq.km mapping was completed during FS 13-14. The officers are engaged in preparation of report of FS 13-14 and
pre-field field preparation. 400 sq km of area has been studied using satellite imageries and aerial photographs. The area
mostly constitutes of highlands and midlands with closely spaced contours and rectangular drainage pattern falling in the
western part of TS 58B/16. The field work will be commenced on mid of August only.

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(iii) GEOCHEMICAL MAPPING:

National Geochemical Mapping (NGCM) programme of the entire country was launched by GSI during F.S.2001-02, to
generate baseline data for monitoring variations in the levels of chemical elements at the Earths surface and to identify
new potential locales for undiscovered mineral resources. Geochemical Mapping is not only useful in
locating/developing natural resources but, also finds wide application in environmental, agriculture, public health and
other societal concerns.

Systematic coverage under geochemical mappings is carried out on 1:50,000 scale with sampling and analysis of stream
sediment, soil, humus and surface water etc. Under this program, from each 1 km. x 1 km. grid, one stream sediment
sample is to be collected from appropriate streams and sites, and these samples are to be composited for every 2 km. x 2
km. grid for analysis. Soil (Regolith and C-horizon) and stream water samples are to be collected on a 5 x 5 grid. The
programme also envisages collection and analysis of humus samples (where available), and flood plain sediments from
rivers having drainage basin area of 500 1000 sq.km. Chemical analysis of samples are carried out for 68 elements
(Package A-27, B-1, C-2, D-4, E-1, F-2, G-1, H-22, I-2, J-6).

In Southern Region the geochemical mapping has gained momentum for its accelerated coverage. Special thrust has
been given especially in the mineral prognosticated areas. After the initiation of NGCM programme in F.S.2001-02, in
SR a total area of 94,474 sq.km. has been systematically covered upto F.S.2013-14 along with sampling. The current
status of Geochemical mapping is summarized in the Table below and the comprehensive coverage of the area by
Geochemical Mapping in Southern Region is shown in the map.

Table 8: STATUS OF GEOCHEMICAL MAPPING


(in sq.km.)

REGION/STATE AREA PROGRAM ACHIEVEMENT


COVERED TARGET FS 2014-15
(Upto March, (FS 2014-15) (April June.,
2014) 2014)
ANDHRA 36882 12000 68
PRADESH
KARNATAKA & 23998 10400 0
GOA
TAMILNADU & 20904 6000 0
PUDUCHERRY
KERALA 12690 1614 0
SR (TOTAL) 94,474 30,014 68

During the FS 2013-14, thirty one items of Geochemical Mapping were taken up, of which twelve items were in
Andhra Pradesh, ten items in Karnataka & Goa, six items in Tamilnadu & Pondicherry and three items in Kerala. All the
field items were successfully completed, with achievement of total 24,850 against the target of 21,412. Thirty eight
NGCM items have been taken-up in SR during the FS 2014-15, covering 30,014 sq.km. area. The main degree sheets
proposed to be covered are;56D, 57A, G, D, 58E,F, J& 48P. Out of a total of thirty eight new items,during the FS 2014-
15, fifteen items are in SU:AP, thirteen items are in SU:K&G, eight items are in SU:TNP while two items are in Kerala.

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A brief account on the highlights of the work done in the State Units are given below:

SU: ANDHRA PRADESH

During F.S. 2014-15, fifteen items were taken up under Project: NGCM in 57 B, 57 J, 56 H, 56 L & 65 N degree sheets
covering toposheets 56 L/4, 57 J/1 & J/2, 65 N/6, N/7, N/8 & N/10 of Anantapur, Cuddapah, Kurnool, Srikakulam,
Visakhapatnam & Vizianagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh and covering toposheets 56 H/9, H/10, H/11, H/12, H/13,
H/14, H/15 & H/16, 56L/4, 57 B/13 & B/14 of Mahabubnagar & Ranga Reddy districts of Telangana and covering
toposheets 57 B/13 & B/14 of Bellary, Chitradurga & Raichur districts of Karnataka. The area covered upto 30th June,
2014 is 68 sq.km.

SU: KARNATAKA & GOA:


National Geochemical Mapping of the states of Karnataka and Goa was undertaken from FS: 2002-03 onwards with a view
to generate baseline data, that is not only useful in locating, developing natural resources but also finds wide application in
environment, agriculture, public health and other societal concerns. .During F.S. 2014-15, a total of thirteen items are
proposed covering an area of 10,400sq.km in degree sheets 57 A,D, G. During the quarter no field wok was carried out.

SU: TAMIL NADU & PUDUCHERRY

During the Annual Programme of 2013-14, six items were taken up for geochemical mapping in with a total taget of 4512
sq.km. and an area 4404 sq km was covered up to the end of March, 2013. For the F.S.2014-15 six items were taken up
with a target of 6000 sq.km covering T.S.Nos 58E/3,4,6,8,58J/1, 58F/13 and 57H/13. During the quarter no field work was
carried out.

SU: KERALA

During the Annual Programme of 2014-15, two GCM item covering an area of 1614 sq.km. falling in Toposheets T.S. No.
48P/12, 48P/2 and part of 48P/4 Kannur, Kasargod of Kerala and Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka are
proposed. During the quarter no field work was carried out.

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STATUS MAP OF NGCM PROJECTS IN SU: TNP

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State Unit: Kerala
Project: NGCM

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(iv) GEOPHYSICAL MAPPING:
Systematic Geophysical Mapping has been initiated with the objective to prepare gravity and magnetic map of the
country. The compiled geophysical anomaly map on 1:50,000 will provide the baseline data over which various strategies
of interest can be worked out. The baseline geophysical data is of immense importance to focus on potential/probable
target areas for mineral exploration in concealed area at deep as well as shallow level.
In Southern Region a total of 84,941 sq.km. area has been covered by GM survey upto March, 2014.
During F.S. 2013-14, three items of Geophysical Mapping (GPM) in Toposheet Nos. 58E/6,9 and 10 in Tamil
Nadu, and two items in Andha Padesh in T.S. Nos.57I/3, 4,7, 57F/2,6,7 were taken up.
During the Annual Programme 2014-15, four items of Regional Gravity & Magnetic (TF) suverys in Toposheet
Nos. 58E/1,2,5,13 and 14 in parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states, 57M/1,2,3,5 and 6 in parts of Andhra Padesh,
57A/5,6,9,10 and 11 in Karnataka, 57F/3,4,8,11,12,15 and 16 in AP and Karnataka under the Project: Geophysical
Mapping have been taken up wit a total taget of 15, 840 sq.km. During the period, all the officers are engaged in pre-field
preparations and the field work will commence shortly.
A brief account on the highlights of the work done by the Division in State Units are as follows:
TAMILNADU
During F.S. 2014-15 one item on GPM was taken up.
i) REGIONAL GRAVITY & MAGNETIC (TF) SURVEYS IN TS NOS. 58 E / 1, 2, 5, 13 & 14 IN TAMIL NADU,
UNDER PROJECT: NGPM (2014-15/GPM/SR/TN/2014/049): Finalised and submitted the NGPM Progress Report &
Extended Abstracts, after scrutiny by the supervisory officer for FS: 2013-2014. Officers left for field on 23-06-14 for
taking up spill over Survey / Leveling work pertaining to FS: 2013-14 in TS no: 58E/14 in Tamil Nadu.

ANDHRA PRADESH:
During F.S. 2014-15 one item on GPM was taken up.
ii) REGIONAL GRAVITY & MAGNETIC (TF) SURVEYS IN TS NOS. 57 M / 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6 IN ANDHRA
PRADESH, UNDER PROJECT: NGPM (2014-15/GPM/SR/AP/2014/050): Officers left for field on 25-6-2014 for
taking up / carrying out spill over Survey / Leveling work in Giddaluru area, Kurnool district, AP pertaining to FS: 2013-
14. Finalised and submitted the NGPM Progress Report & Extended Abstracts, after scrutiny by the supervisory officer for
FS: 2013-2014.
KARNATAKA:
iii) REGIONAL GRAVITY & MAGNETIC (TF) SURVEYS IN TS NOS. 57 A / 5, 6, 9, 10 & 11 IN KARNATAKA,
UNDER PROJECT: NGPM (2014-15/ GPM/SR/KAR/2014/051) : Officers engaged in finalization and submisstion of
the NGPM Progress Report (Karnataka) & Extended Abstracts, after scrutiny by the supervisory officer for FS: 2013-2014.
ANDHRA PRADESH & KARNATAKA:
IV) REGIONAL MAGNETIC (TF) SURVEYS IN TS NOS. 57 F/3,4,8,11,12,15 & 16 IN AP & KARNATAKA,
UNDER PROJECT: NGPM ( 2014-15/ GPM/SR/AP,KAR/2014/051: Finalised and submitted the Progress Report on
PGE mineralization in Gopichetty-palaiyam area, TN after scrutiny by the Supervisory Officer and also submitted the
Extended Abstract for the FS: 2013-14,

Table 9: STATUS OF GEOPHYSICAL MAPPING: (in sq.km.)

REGION/STATE AREA PROGRAM ACHIEVEMENT


COVERED TARGET FS 2014-15
(Upto March, (FS 2014-15) (April June.,
2014) 2014)

ANDHRA 33,341 3600 NIL


PRADESH
KARNATAKA&GOA 27,260 3600 NIL
TAMILNADU & 24,340 3600 NIL
PUDUCHERRY
ANDHRA Nil 5040 NIL
PRADESH &
KARNATAKA
KERALA Nil Nil Nil
SR (TOTAL) 84,941 15,840

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MISSION IB :

v) PHOTOGEOLOGY & REMOTE SENSING:

1. National Geomorphological and Lineament Mapping (NGLM)


SOP for preparing inter state mosaic of entire southern states was received from CHQ. Checking of mosaiced
NGLM Database of Southern region and creation of features in the gap areas along the inter-state boundaries and also edge
matching of landform features were carried out pertaining to T. S. No.56 F/11, F/12 and F/15 of mosaiced NGLM
Geodatabase of Southern Region .
2. Deciphering sea level changes and climatic vicissitude along the Andhra Coast
Consultation of literatures and collection of unpublished reports from the Library.

MISSION-IC:

vi) MARINE AND COASTAL SURVEYS:


The Annual Programme for the FS 2014 2015 (April 2014 March, 2015) of Marine & Coastal Survey (MCS)
Division under the Mission-I Baseline Geoscience Data Generation of Geological Survey of India includes
multidisciplinary offshore survey and exploration within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of India including Territorial
Waters (TW). Till June 2014 of FS 2014-15, seabed mapping has been completed for 1,31,205 sq km out of 1,50,000 sq
km in 5 km x 2 km grid within Territorial Waters and 18,53,373 sq km out of 18,64,900 sq km in the EEZ beyond
Territorial Waters on reconnaissance scale of 40 km x 20 km grid. The total EEZ coverage including TW is 19,84,578 sq
km out of a total EEZ area of 20,14,900 sq km.

Table 10: STATUS OF MARINE AND COASTAL SURVEYS


STATUS OF MARINE AND LENGTH OF THE COAST IN AREA OF TERITORIAL
COASTAL SURVEYS KM WATERS (12 NM = 22.224
REGION/STATE KM) SQ.KM.
GUJARAT 1915 42559
MAHARASHTRA 510 11334
ANDHRA PRADESH 970 21557
KARNATAKA & GOA 400 8890
TAMILNADU & 910 20224
PUDUCHERRY
KERALA 540 12000
SR (TOTAL) 5245 116564

Marine and Coastal Survey Division with its Headquarters at Mangalore functions through its operational offices
at Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Mangalore, Kochi Bhubaneswar, Chennai and Gandhinagar to undertake seabed survey in the
EEZ and beyond with its ocean going research vessel Samudra Ratnakar and twin coastal launches Samudra Kaustubh and
Samudra Shaudhikama. Vast resources of economic placer minerals and relict sands have been delineated besides
identifying encouraging occurrence of lime mud, phosphate bearing sediments and Fe-Mn encrustations within the EEZ of
India. In view of the geoscientific studies carried out over decades with the specialised laboratory backup, the Marine and
Coastal Survey Division has developed adequate expertise to provide consultancy services in the fields of seabed mapping
with geological, geophysical and geochemical parameters, resource evaluation for placer minerals, survey for single buoy
mooring system, offshore structures, jetties, development of ports/harbours, laying of underwater pipelines and cable,
geochemical scan for hydrocarbons, etc. RV Samudra Manthan, served the organization for about 30 years and was the
lone vessel that helped in the preliminary sea bed mapping of EEZ of India beyond the TW. The vessel was pulled out of
service from Ist Jan 2014.
RV Samudra Kaustubh and Samudra Shaudhikama, the twin coastal launches are operating in the east and west
coasts respectively, each with 7 days endurance and equipped with single beam dual frequency (33 & 200 kHz) Bathy-1500
echo sounder, one shallow water multibeam echo sounder, single channel digital seismic system, cesium magnetometer,
side scan sonar system, current meter, DGPS and GPS systems, grab sampler, gravity / piston corer, box corer, vibro corer,
dredge and water samplers.
It has been suggested in Para 5.3 of National Mineral Policy, 2008 that co-operation between Ministry of Earth
Science (MoES) and GSI is to be institutionalised so as to achieve the objective of comprehensive topographic mapping by
swath bathymetry within the EEZ in a time bound framework. This issue was discussed during several meetings of the
Group VI of CGPB on Marine Geology, Exploration and Coastal Geoscience and the Secretary, MoES has agreed in
principle that MoES and GSI should work together. Accordingly an MoU was signed between GSI (MoM) and NCAOR
(MoES) at Mangalore on 21st August, 2013 to undertake swath bathymetric mapping of EEZ of India in a phased manner.
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Till 31-03-2014 an area of 3,56,329 sq km was covered by GSI in deep water ( > 500 m water depth) and 2851 sq km in
shallow water (< 500 m water depth). It has been decided to compile the data already collected so far by both the
organizations and make a database for future use. Swath bathymetric survey programmes is being undertaken since FS
2008-09 and have been included in the Annual Programme of Marine and Coastal Surveys which would form a part of the
joint programme with MoES.
In accordance with the thrust areas of marine surveys as projected in the XII Plan, several programmes have been
proposed for geological and geophysical mapping of the seabed on the continental shelf and in the deep sea domain within
EEZ of India and beyond during the FS 2013-14.
\In the deep water domain, Multibeam Bathymetric Survey in the continental slope off off Pudimadaka to
Godavari, Andhra Pradesh coast has been proposed with R.V.Samudra Manthan during the month of April May 2013 and
thereafter, it has been proposed to send the vessel for decommissioning .However it was later decided to deploy the vessel
to carryout multibeam survey to complete the RFD targets set for the current FS. Accordingly, 2 cruises in Bay of Bengal
and 1 cruise in Andaman Sea was proposed as new items for the 2013-14 FS. However During SM-231 cruise held in
November 2013 in Andaman Sea the multibeam equipment became non functional and the vessel after completing its
other targets returned to the Port. Attempts to repair the vessel turned out futile. Due to this reason a new proposal for
magnetic survey of gap areas off the coast of West Bengal was proposed as alternative proposal for SM-232 cruise. The
cruise ended on 31st December and since then the vessel in kept at Kolkata port under minimum manning till a decision is
taken regarding future utilization of the vessel.

R.V Samudra Ratnakar the newly acquired vessel of GSI carried out 2 cruises namely SR-002 and SR-003 during
Jan March 2014 in the Andaman Sea. Both the cruises were principally for high resolution mapping of the sea bed using
multibeam, sub bottom profiling, magnetic and gravity surveys and sampling. Many interesting observations were made
during these cruises, the data collected during these cruise is being processed.

The coastal vessels were principally used for Mappig the sea bed, parametric survey and marine mineral
exploraton. Utilising the Coastal vessels RV Samudra Kaustubh and RV Samudra Shaudhikama within the continental
shelf in the east and west coast of India, systematic seabed mapping was carried out off West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. Due
to a major repair in the vessel systematic mapping proposed in an area off Gujarat could not be takenup this field season.
Mineral investigation cruiseses were takenup under five cruises, off Bhimunipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, off Palur-
Malud,Odisha,, off Trivandrum - Attipara area, Kerala for economic heavy minerals and off Cochin, Kerala , and off
Paravur, Kerala for construction sand.. Three parametric surveys off Kakinada , AP and Rishikulya off Odisha , Honavar
off Karnataka and two geotechnical cruises of Nilishwaram, and off Satpara, Odisha, were also carriedout during the
current FS.

Modernisation of ships, equipment and Laboratories Marine and Coastal Surveys of GSI is in the process of acquisition
of one geotechnical research vessel with drilling capability up to 30 m in waters as shallow as 6 m. The vessel in intended
of drilling the sea bed for geotechnical evaluation mineral exploration etc. It is planned to modernize the labs to make them
centers of excellence. Processing and storage of various types of data coming from the vessels are planned to be
centralized.

Geotechnical Vessel: The RFP has been floated to 18 shipyards and pre-bid meeting was held on 22nd and 23rd November
2011. The last date of submission of bid has been fixed on 20th January 2012. RFP was submitted by five shipyards and
four were accepted. Four shipyards submitted their proposal and three shipyards were qualified for consideration of
Commercial Bid. Price bids of the three shipyards were opened on 27.06.2012 by a committee nominated for the purpose.
Senior Tender Advisory Committee (meeting held on 07.08.12) recommended the bid of M/s Tebma Shipyards Limited as
the lowest and the total cost of the vessel including the consultancy charges will be approximately Rs. 182.5 crore. Since
the final cost is more than the original sanction of Rs. 70.2 crore, Revised EFC with Revised Cost Estimates is submitted to
the Ministry of Mines for approval of Government of India. Ministry has asked some clarifications and the same has been
submitted. Meanwhile Tebma Shipyard has been requested to extend the validity of their quotation and price bid till 30 th
June and accordingly they have responded positively.

The process of upgradation of the instrument systems is being continued. Proposal has been submitted for upgradation of
multibeam echosounder in the coastal vessels. The two chemical laboratories under the jurisdiction of SR are located at
Visakhapatnam and Mangalore are equipped with AAS (having VGA and GTA facilities) and Spectrophotometers.
Monitoring of day-to-day functions and operations of Net Server and seamless connectivity amongst all the nodes of the
CAN, WAN and IP phone installation has been coordinated at operational offices. Antivirus program has been periodically
updated for providing up-to-date virus protection.

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Till June 30th 2014 the following programmes were takenup by M & CSD in the current FS.

R.V.Samudra Ratnakar
SR-001 (ER) Study of tectonic setup of Northern Andaman sea by systematic multichannel 2D seismic survey
SR-003A(ER) Multi beam bathymetric survey on the eastern extension of Sewell rise and southern extension of West
Andaman Fault ( Part II)
RV Samudra Kaustubh
ST-238 (SR) Placer mineral resource evaluation in the territorial waters off north of Bhimunipatnam (Off Santapalle),
Andhra Pradesh.
RV Samudra Shaudhikama
SD-255 (SR) Evaluation of relict sand resources off Kodugallur, Kerala
Coastal Projects
Item 080: (FS-2014-15) Title: Coastal survey between Nileshwaram and Ezhimala, Kasaragod & Kannur districts, Kerala.
R & D: Palaeontology:
Item-077 RP: (SR) Planktonic foraminifer productivity changes in the northern tropical equatorial Indian Ocean during Last
Glacial - Interglacial Transition The role of Palaeo-monsoon.
During the above cruises of R.V. Ratnakar , baseline geoscience data collection of 12974 sq km of multibeam
bathymetry, was done during the FS 2014-15. Two Heavy Mineral investigation cruises( parametric survey) covering a
total area of 304 sq km was also completed during the period.

(vii) NATURAL RESOURCE ASSESSMENT -IIA:


During FS 2014-15, thirty nine investigations will be taken up. These include 17 ( 12 M-IIA & 5 M-IIB) items in
SU: Andhra Pradesh, 13 items in SU: Karnataka & Goa,7 ( 5 M-IIA & 2M-IIB) items in SU: Tamil Nadu & Puducherry
and 2 in SU: Kerala. Among these, 31 are under G-4 stage, 8 are under G-3 stage investigations besides one service item of
maintenance and monitoring of Wajrakarur diamond processing plant, catering to the needs of various diamond prospecting
and exploration activities of GSI,SR was taken up.
Commodity wise, mineral investigation items, taken up by the different SUs of the region during the F.S.2014-15 and
F.S.2014-15 are summarized below:
Table- 11: MISSION-II: NATURAL RESOURCE ASSESSMENT ITEMS
REGION/STATE ACTIVITY/ MINERAL NO. OF ITEMS NO. OF ITEMS
UNITS COMMODITY F.S. 2013-14 F.S. 2014-15
SR Total items 34 39 (32 M-IIA & 7 M-IIB)
+ 1 (Service Item)
Total items 14 17+ 1(Service Item)
Gold 1 1
Diamond 2 3
PGE 1 -
Chromite 1 1
ANDHRA Limestone 3 -
PRADESH Basemetals - 3
Iron Oe - 2
REE 1 1
Phosphorite 1 -
Tungsten - 1
Coal 4 5
Total Items 12 13
Gold 6 6
Diamond 3 2
KARNATAKA &
PGE 2 1
GOA
REE - 2
Iron Ore - 2
Manganese 1 -
Total items 6 7
PGE 4 2
TAMILNADU & Graphite - 1
PUDUCHERRY Lignite/Coal 1 2
REE 1 1
Dunite - 1

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Total items 2 2
KERALA PGE 1 1
Gold 1 1

Highlights of the work carried out during FS 2014-15:

ANDHRA PRADESH
During the field season 2014-15 a total of seventeen investigations were taken up under Mission II which included
twelve items under Mission-IIA (10 G-4 stage, 2 G-3 stage & 1 Service item) and five items under Mission IIB ( 4 G-4,
1 G-3) ((Energy minerals). Under Mission II-B items on Coal exploration are taken up in Godavari Valley.
Mission-IIA
Under Mission IIA twelve items were taken up which includes five items on precious metals & minerals (one G-4
stage item of Gold, three G-4 stage items of Diamond, one service item in Diamond processing plant, Wajrakarur),
threeG-4 stage item of Ferrous group ( Iron ore & Chromite), , one G-4 stage investigation for REE,one G-4 stage item for
Tungsten and two G-4 and one G-3 investigation of Basemetals were taken up. . The brief highlight of the work is given
below:

i) INVESTIGATION FOR GOLD AND ASSOCIATED MINERALS IN GANI AND KALAVA AREA OF
CUDDAPAH BASIN, KURNOOL DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH (ME/SR/AP/2014/53) (G-4):
Based on the consultation of earlier maps and interpretation of aerial photo, extensional bends in Gani-Kalva faults were
identified which are ideal locations for mineralisation. Aerogeophysical data, GPM data were corroborated with geological
maps to identify the probable zones for mineralisation. Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.

ii) SEARCH FOR KIMBERLITE/LAMPROITE IN JADCHERLA-YELJAL BLOCK IN MAHABUBNAGAR,


RANGAREDDY AND HYDERABAD DISTRICTS, ANDHRA PRADESH (ME/SR/AP/2013/038) (G-4):
During the period Prefield preparations have been carried out and reviewed by DDG, SU:T&AP. Geological map, drainage
map, imagery, aerial photographs, STM reports, exploration report and research papers have been consulted. PGRS studies
have been carried by using IRS 1D imagery and aerial photographs. Major and minor lineaments have been delineated.
SRTM, ETM+ data have been studied. Overlay analysis using SRTM, ETM+, drainage, lithology and geomorphology data
have been done and lineament map have been prepared. A integrated geological map based on the above themes was
prepared. Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.

iii) SEARCH FOR KIMBERLITE/LAMPROITE IN KOLHAPUR AND SRIRANGAPUR BLOCKS IN


MAHBUBNAGAR AND KURNOOL DISTRICTS, ANDHRA PRADESH (ME/SR/AP/2014/54) (G-4):
Consulted literature regarding systematic geological mapping and diamond exploration in and around Kolhapur and old
workings of diamonds. In photo geological and remote sensing studies (PGRS), structural lineaments were interpreted and
delineated using LISS-III satellite imagery aerial Photographs in 1:50,000 scale and prepared integrated geological map.
Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.

iv) SEARCH FOR KIMBERLITE/LAMPROITE IN PARTS OF IN KOILKONDA AND DEVERAKADRA


BLOCKS, MAHBUBNAGAR DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH (ME/SR/AP/2012/049) (G-4):
Established the camp on 20.05.2014 at Gorakonda village, Devarkadra mandal, Mahabubnagar district, A.P. Carried out
detailed geological traverse in search of primary diamond source rock and about ~51 sq km area has been covered. 138 nos
stream sediment samples were collected from suitable trapsites in & around Gorakonda, Koilsagar, Manikonda,
Chinnamugalcheruvu and Komireddipalli sub blocks. 53 Nos. of heavy mineral concentrates were examined under stereo
zoom microscope to identify Kimberlite indicator minerals (KIMs). Suspected KIMs (cr- diopsides, pyrope garnets, spinel
and Ilmenites) have been identified and separated for EPMA analysis. A few grains (pyrope garnets and Ilmenite) were
submitted EPMA lab, SR, Hyderabad.

v) INVESTIGATION FOR CHROMITE & PGE MINERALIZATION IN THE CHIMALPAHAD ULTRAMAFIC


COMPLEX, KHAMMAM DISTRICT, ANDHRA PREDESH (ME/SR/AP/2013/039) (G-4):
The officers were engaged in prefield preparation of F.S.2014-15. Undertook PGRS studies for preparation of lineament
map. Consulted literature related to the study area. Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.

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vi) REAPPRAISAL OF BASEMETAL MINERALISATION IN KAREMPUDI BLOCK OF AGNIGUNDALA
BASEMETAL BELT, GUNTUR DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH ( ME/SR/AP/2014/55) (G-3):
Located three old workings in dolomite band trending ENE-WSW dipping SSE with 12 m width north of KP-4 borehole
location in Karempudi block. Literature study and disposition of the old workings indicate mineralisation is concentrated in
the central part of the dolomite band in Karempudi block. The area mapped has exposures of dolomite, argillaceous
dolomite, phyllite, quartzitemagnetite and chert. Prepared profile along KD-1 and taken its approval from DDG & RMH,
Mission-II and marked it on the ground taking the help of surveyor for initiating drilling in the area. Obtained forest
permission for working in Kakirala extension reserved forest area from PCCF, Forest Department, Hyderabad and DFO,
Guntur district Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.

vii) PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION FOR BASEMETAL AND OTHER ASSOCIATED MINERALISATION


WEST OF KAREMPUDI TO EAST OF KHANDRIKA AREA OF AGNIGUNDALA MINERAL BELT, GUNTUR
DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH ( ME/SR/AP/2014/56) (G-4):1. The officers have engaged in pre-field preparations
such as collection of Degree Sheet, Toposheets and geological map of the study area. Pre-field preparations have been
carried out and reviewed by DDG, SU:T&AP. 2. Consulted earlier geological and geophysical reports, literature,
geomorphological, lineament and Mineral Belt maps pertaining to the study area. From literature consultation it is
understood that the dominant mineralizations in the study area are galena followed by sphalerite, chalcopyrite and pyrite,
hosted mostly in the dolomite and quartzite close to the contact with carbonaceous phyllites. In the study area the
resistivity survey has immense use in demarcating the litho-boundaries, magnetic methods indicates association of
magnetite bands with phyllites and EM surveys indicates some anomalies along the contact between dolomite and
carbonaceous phyllites. 3. Study of pre-field maps using Geo-coded satellite imageries, aerial photographs show the study
area is bounded to the north by gently eastward plunging folded quartzite of Cumbum formation of Nallamalai Group,
having NE-SW trending axial trace and moderately SE dipping axial plane. Missing synforms in between two
corresponding antiforms are considered as areas of fault planes. Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU:
T&AP.
viii) DEEP LITHOSTRATIGRAPHIC-CUM-STRUCTURAL DRILLING TO ASSESS THE BASE METAL
POTENTIAL AT LOWER STRATIGRAPHIC LEVEL BELOW THE BEDDED BARITES DEPOSIT OF
MANGAMPETA, CUDDAPAH DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH ( ME/SR/AP/2014/57) (G-4): Initiated field work
for FS 2014-15 on 17/06/14. Carried out regional geological traverses along Kamavaripalli BP Rajupalli -
Maharajapuram and Govandampalli Kadiyalpalli Vadepalli Chitvel Kottapalli Salivendra - Rapur sections to
study the spatial disposition of rocks of Pullampeta formation and Bareinkonda formation. Obtained the contact relation of
barienkonda and granites neat Rapur. Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.
xi) PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION FOR IRON ORE AROUND YERABALLI AREA, KARIMNAGAR
DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH ( ME/SR/AP/2014/58) (G-4): Consulted reports, paper and literatures related to
Karimnagar Granulite Belt. Collected and consulted the 56N degree sheet and its related toposheets, geological maps.
Engaged in preparation of geological, outcrop, structural and lineament maps using aerial photographs in 1:63,000 scale
and satellite imagery in 1:50,000 scale. The target of 100 sq. km area is completed. On the basis of tonal differences and
patterns brought out the probable contact between the country rock i.e. PGC group of rocks, intrusive younger granite and
quartzite. Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.
x) PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION FOR IRON AND MANGANESE ORE AROUND VEDULLACHERUVU-
KRISHNAPURAM, CHANDRAGIRI AND SRIKALHASTI TALUK, CHITTOOR DISTRICT, ANDHRA
PRADESH ( ME/SR/AP/2014/59) (G-4): Consulted reports, paper and literatures related to Iron ore occurrences of
Yedullacheruvu Krishnapuram area. Also collected the degree sheet 57 O and T. S. no. 57 O/10. Engaged in preparation
of geological, outcrop, structural and lineament map using aerial photographs in 1: 63,000 scale and satellite imagery in
1:50,000 scale. The target of 500 sq. km area is completed. On the basis of tonal differences and patterns the probable
contact between the country rock i.e. PGC group of rocks, and quartzite and shales of Cuddapah Supergroup is brought out.
Engaged in compilation of maps and diagrams and writing report for F.S. 2013-14. Pre-field preparations has been
reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.
xi) REAPPRAISAL FOR GRAPHITE AND TUNGSTEN MINERALISATION AT BURUGUBANDAIN
RAMPACHODAVARAM TALUK, EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH ( ME/SR/AP/2014/60)
(G-3): Carried out geological traverses in and around Kannaram, Kothavidhi and Burugubanda area.
Recorded garnet rich pegmatite vein at 1km NW of Burugubanda having 100-150m in length and 0.5-5m in width.
Observed graphite ore body at east of Burugubanda village, trending EW. Quartzo-feldspathic veins were noticed which at
places showing stains of graphite. The ore body at eastern side is wider and tapering towards the western margin. Taken
approval for the proposed borehole BBD-1 from Dy.D.G, & RMH-II and accordingly shown the borehole location point to
the concerned drilling personnels (unit-449). Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.
xii) PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION FOR THE POSSIBLE OCCURRENCE OF REE AND OTHER RARE
METAL MINERALIZATION IN AND AROUND CHETLAMALLAPURAM, KURNOOL DISTRICT, ANDHRA
PRADESH. (ME/SR/AP/2014/61) (G-4): Prefield preparations like consultation of maps, literature and maps o geology
and geophysical was done.
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NATURAL ENERGY RESOURCE-IIB
ANDHRA PRADESH
Four G-4 and one G-3 stage investigations have been taken up during FS 2014-15 for coal in GODAVARI VALLEY
COALFIELD.
xiii) PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION FOR COAL IN SIRPUR-SITANAGAR AREA, EASTERN PART OF
SIRPUR-KAGAZNAGAR EXPLORATION BLOCK, GODAVARI VALLEY COALFIELD, ADILABAD
DISTRICT ANDHRA PRADESH. ( ME/SR/NEnR/2014/082): (G-4):
Sirpur-Sitanagar area is located in the north western part of the main basin of the Godavari valley coal field falling in
Toposheet no. 56 M/11. The area shows an undulating topography with hills and valleys. The study area is mainly covered
by the sandstone of Barakar Formation also the lithounits of undifferentiated Kamthi Formation, red share of Taklapalli
Formation and trap rock. Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.
xiv) PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION FOR COAL IN RUDRAKSHAPALLI-GANUGALAPALLI AREA, IN
SOUTHERN SUB BASIN OF GODAVARI VALLEY COALFIELD, KHAMMAM DISTRICT, ANDHRA
PRADESH. ( ME/SR/NEnR/2014/083): (G-4):
Carried out prefield studies including consulting of compiled geological maps of the study area, preparation of geological
cross sections with subsurface data of adjacent MECL/SCCL boreholes, consulted literature of Godavari valley coalfield
etc. Undertook compilation of data from the old geological reports of the adjacent blocks of the study area. Pre-field
preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.
xv) REGIONAL EXPLORATION FOR COAL BY DRILLING IN (PAGADERU (EAST) SECTOR, SOUTHERN
PART OF MAIN BASIN OF GODAVARI VALLEY COALFIELD, KHAMMAM DISTRICT, ANDHRA
PRADESH. ( ME/SR/NEnR/2013/055): (G-3):
During the month GPDE-1 borehole (Unit 495) drilled from 380.00 m to 547.00 m (167.00 m), passed through Barakar
formation, mainly consisting of greyish white, coarse to very coarse grained, massive , micaceous, feldspathic (with fresh
feldspars), garnetiferous sandstone with bands of coal/carbonaceous shale and grey, massive shale and siltstone. Borehole
GPDE-02 (Unit 494) commenced on 19.05.14 and progressed from 0 m to 217.00 m (217.00 m), passing through Barakar
formation mainly consists of greyish white, medium to very coarse grained, massive , micaceous, feldspathic (with fresh
feldspars), garnetiferous sandstone with bands of coal / carbonaceous shale and grey, massive shale and siltstone.
xvi) PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION FOR COAL BEARING FORMATIONS IN BAYYARAM-CHERLA
AREA, MAIN BASIN OF GODAVARI VALLEY COALFIELD, KHAMMAM DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH.
( ME/SR/NEnR/2014/084): (G-4): Carried out Reconnaissance survey in Bayyaram-Cherla sector to mark the different
lithounits exposed in the study area. Prepared geological cross sections with subsurface data of adjacent MECL/SCCL
borehoels, consulted literature of Godavari Valley Coalfield etc. Pre-field preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU:
T&AP.
xvii) PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION FOR COAL IN MANGUDE VILLAGE, BELA MANDAL, MAIN
BASIN OF GODAVARI VALLEY COALFIELD, ADILABAD DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH.
( ME/SR/NEnR/2014/085): (G-4): Mangrud-Bela area is located in the north western part of the main basin of the
Godavari Valley coal field falling in Toposheet no. 56 I/13 & 14. The area shows an undulating topography in the south
portion with hills and valleys remaining part is of flat land topography. The study area is mainly covered by red shale of
Taklapalli Formation ? and trap rock, also sandstone is exposed in Mangrud village. Regional traverses has been carried out
in Sirput-Sitanagar area, Machala-K area in the south-western portion of Bela area to know the regional geology. Pre-field
preparations has been reviewed by DDG, SU: T&AP.

Karnataka:
During the Field Season 2014-15, State Unit: Karnataka a total of 13 (Diamond-2, Gold-6, , PGE-1, REE- and Ion Ore-2)
were taken up under Mission-II.
1. Regional survey to locate kimberlites in Kudligi block, Bellary and Chitradurga districts, Karnataka.
(ME/SR/KG/2014/063) (G-4): Heavy minerals recovered during FS 2013-14 were studied under binocular microscope.
The minerals identified include epidote, magnetite, amphiboles, iron oxide pellets, pyroxenes, garnets, ilmenite, spinel,
sphene and zircon. The morphological characters of different grains suggest that most of the minerals are of crustal origin.
Literature study for FS 2014-15 was done. The Officers were engaged in finalization of maps and annexure and preparation
of draft report for FS 2013-14. Draft report for FS: 2013-14 prepared and submitted to Project Director.
2. Regional survey to locate KCR in Molakarmuru block, Bellary and Chitradurga districts, Karnataka
(ME/SR/KG/2014/064) (G-4): Heavy minerals recovered during FS 2013-14 were studied under binocular microscope.
The minerals identified include chrome diopside, ilmenite, spinels and a few garnets. Mantle xenoliths of harzburgite were
recovered. The Officers was engaged in finalization of maps and processing of mineral chemistry data and finalization of
annexure and preparation of draft report for FS 2013-14. Engaged in report writing pertaining to FS: 2013-14. Finalized
detailed geological map of MNK-2 & TK-1 & 2, digitized pit logs of both the pipes and mineral plots of MNK-2 pipe were
included in the report. Report submitted on 30th Jun.

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3. Investigation for gold in Ajjanahalli block-G, Tumkur district, Karnataka ME/SR/KG/2014/065 (G-3):
Request for permission of forest clearance to carry out drilling in Ajjanahalli block G has been submitted to the competent
authority of Forest Dept., Govt. of Karnataka. The matter has been referred to the DFO, Tumkur for necessary clearance.
Proposals for three boreholes for block G have been submitted to the DDG, RMH II, SR through DDG, SU: K&G on
11/06/2014. Field work started; traverse along the proposed borehole profiles has been undertaken. Engaged in preparation
of annual general report and extended abstract, report writing work of Ajjanahalli block-E, FS: 2013-14 and submitted to
the project director. Also engaged in the preparation of borehole sections for the Ajjanahalli block-G (FS: 2014-15). Project
Director visited Aranya Bhavan, Bangalore for submitting the application and to enquire for the status of forest clearance
for investigation for gold in Ajjanahalli blocks -G
4. Investigation for gold in Ajjanahalli block-H, Tumkur district, Karnataka, ME/SR/KG/2014/066
(G-4): Engaged in report writing, finalization of the detailed geological map and trench section and also carried out the
thin section study at PPOD laboratory for the FS: 2013-14. Submission of the 1st draft report to the director for the FS:
2013-14 on 26/06/2014.
During the FS 2014 15, as advised by DDG, SU K&G, 39 nos. of bed rock samples have been collected from
Ajjanahalli block H and south of block D (Block I) to ascertain the gold potentiality of the blocks.
During the period results of four boreholes have been received. Two boreholes ADEG-18 and 20 have been drilled in Block
E and two other boreholes ACG 11 & 12 drilled in Block C (Unexplored part) of the Ajjanahalli Gold prospect during FS
2013-14.
In borehole ADEG-18 a mineralized zone of 1.5 m has been intersected with gold value 0.62g/t in BIF-V. Some other
encouraging values have also there in the same borehole such as 0.21g/t/2.5m and 0.22g/t/1.0m in BIF band no. IV,
0.32g/t/1.0m and 0.42g/t/4.5min BIF band no.V. Similarly, borehole no. ADEG-20 has intersected two mineralized zones
in BIF band no. IV with gold values 0.99g/t/3.0m (max value 2.20g/t/0.5m) and 0.173g/t/3.0m. Total 400m strike length
of gold mineralized zone has been established so far in block E in band no. IV by drilling. Borehole ACG-11 has
intersected a mineralized zone with value of 0.13g/t/3.05m and one gold value of 1.21g/t/0.5m has been received in band
no. IV. ACG-12 has intersected two zones of mineralization with gold assay value 1.42g/t/4.1m in BIF band no. IV and
0.74g/t/3.0 m in band no. V. Gold mineralization in the block is confined to sulphide facies of silicified BIF having
sulphides like pyrite, pyrrhotite, and arsenopyrite with minor chalcopyrite. The wall rock alteration has been seen in the
form of chloritisation, sericitisation, carbonitisation, epidotization and biotitisation. The gold mineralization is epigenetic in
nature and appears to be pre F2. In Gungrupenta south block, on the basis of results available so far, among the six BIF
bands band I seems to be promising and 150 m strike length of mineralised zone could be defined on the basis of trench
samples having gold assay value ranging from 0.2 g/t/2.0 m to 0.5 g/t/1.0 m.
5. Exploration for gold in Bhangarghatti Block Shimoga Schist Belt in parts of Toposheet no. 48I/16, Dharwar
district, Karnataka (ME/SR/KG/2014/067)(G-3) : Prospecting for gold mineralisation in Bangaragatti block was taken
up on the basis of results of samples values up to 5.80 in 2005-06. To take up the drilling project at Bangaragtti area, the
Officer was engaged in pre field preparations, written a letter to PCCF, Bangalore for forest clearance, and personally went
to PCCF Bangalore to peruse the clearance. The forest clearance is yet to receive. Prepared the two borehole plan sections
BG-1 and BG-2 and sent the same to southern region for the approval. A revised proposal of a 1.0 sq km on 1:1000 scale
detail mapping at Bangaragatti area western block also prepared and sent for approval to Southern region. : Held
discussions with Sri T. Krishnappa, Deputy Director General, SU:K&G with Sri. Basavaraja Director project Gold, and
with Sri H.S.M.Prakash Director CT division regarding a good anomalous gold values come from Dindavara Block in the
field season 2013-14. Project uploaded in portal for the field season 2014-2015. Visited Aranya Bhavan, Bangalore with Sri
K.Basavaraja for submitting the application and to enquire for the status of forest clearance for Bangaragatti block FS2014-
15.Held discussions with Sri S.R.K.Shetty Deputy Director General, Mission Head-II Hydearbad, regarding Bangaragatti
Gold prospect, and modifications for the FSP for 2014-16. Preparation of Bore Hole plane for BG-1 and BG-2 for approval.
Preparation of extended abstract and Annual general report and submitted. Drawing of trench sections and Geological map
for the field season 2013-14 for report writing, and submitted the report on 30-06-2014entitled Investigation gold in
Dindavara-Lakkaavanahalli-Malagondanahalli block chitradurga district, Karnataka. Field work not yet started because of
forest clearance not yet obtained and yet to give the forest clearance from CCF, Bangalore.
6. Preliminary investigations for gold in Shimoga Schist Belt around Hulkoppa in part of Dharwar district, Karnataka
(ME/SR/KG/2014/068) (G-4) : The Officer attended pre-field preparations viz. consulted geological literatures and old
reports of Shimoga schist belt, collected Toposheet 48I/15 and 16 and marked the DM area in Hulkoppa at the northern part
of Bangaragatti block. Engaged in consultation of reports, of Shimoga Schist belt Karnataka, collection of toposheets,
reports and consulted the geology of the area. Incorporated the chemical data to the geological map and trench map. Studied
the thin section, prepared and traced the geological map for the extended abstract material and submitted. Writing of
progress report of FS 2013-14, scanned the geological map and trench map. Prepared the RAC meeting material digitized
the Geological map and trench map for review meeting.
7. Investigation for gold in Kudrekonda-Palavanahalli area, Shimoga district, Karnataka ME/SR/KG/2014/069
(G-4): The Officer consulted toposheets, degree sheets and geological map of the area, literatures viz. Systematic geologic
geological mapping in parts of Honnali taluk, Shimoga district, (48 N/11, N/12, N/16) Karnataka by Krishnamurthy K.V,

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Gandhi Prasad T.K, FS:1975-76, Geology of a portion of Shimoga district (48N/12,N/8) by Sasthri. CKR FS:1952-53,
Geology of parts of Shimoga, Hosanagar and Tirtha halli taluks (48N/12, 48O/15) by Sasthri CKR FS: 1953-54 etc. FSP-
2013-14 Annual General Report and extended abstract was submitted on 06.06.14 and 10.6.14 respectively. First draft of
progress report on Preliminary investigation for gold around Paramanahalli-Hiriyur was submitted on 30.6.2014.
8. Preliminary Investigation for gold in Nyamati-Kunchenhalli area, in parts of Toposheet No. 48N/12, Shimoga
district, Karnataka (ME/SR/KG/2014/070) (G-4): Collection and consultation of degree sheet and Toposheet (No.48N
and 48N/12), Browsing of literature pertaining to Gold, DID gold, down loaded previous reports pertaining gold, SR,
Collection of information regarding the gold deposit pertaining to Shimoga schist belt, and gold occurrence in Karnataka;
N. Subramani and Manjunatha (FS-1994-95-Code.MIP/SR/KG/48N/001) and N. Subramani & A.N.Susheelendra (FS
1999-2000-Code.MIP/SR/KG/1999-002) have recommended detailed study of this area for assessment of gold
mineralization. Accordingly a two year G-4 programme commencing from FS 2014-15 is proposed in this area. The work
component mainly will include large scale mapping in 1:12,500 scale along with pitting/trenching and bed rock sampling.
Attended the power point report, pertaining to the progress work done for PGE-II FSP-2013-14 in the review meeting
chaired by ADG& HOD, SR & DDG, SU:K&G. Also attended the first draft report and Updation of PGE-II,NGCM data
entry work in excel sheet of FSP-2011-12.
9. Investigation for Nickel, Cobalt, Copper and PGE in J.C Pura-Antharghatta Belt, Hassan and Tumkur districts,
Karnataka (ME/SR/KG/2014/071) (G-4): As part of pre-field survey, consultation of literatures viz., previous reports of
GSI (F.S. 1991-92, 2003-04 & 2004-05; 2005-06) and e-journals pertaining to the J. C. Pura Antaraghatta ultramafic belt
were attended to. The J. C. Pura and Antaraghatta ultramafic belts have been studied in detail with multi-disciplinary
approach viz., Photogeology (Ramachandran, 1977-78), Systmatic Geological mapping (Venkatadasu and
Mahalakshmamma; 1984-85) and second generation mapping (Bhatt and Mehta, 1987). GSI during field season 1991-92
had taken up STM projects in and around J. C. Pura area and generated a good amount of structural data viz. a viz. brought
out petro-mineralogical variations of extrusive as well as intrusive ultramafic units (Venkatadasu and Mahalakshmamma,
1984-85) Apart from GSI workers, Devraju (2002, 2004) undertook a comprehensive investigation of mafic- ultramafic
bodies occurring within the PGC in the southeastern part of the Shimoga supracrustal belt. Pre-field survey of J. C. Pura
Antaraghatta area was undertaken during the mentioned month. Submission of report pertaining to F. S. 2013-14 Item No.
ME/SR/KG/2013/049. Submitted write-up on PGE mineralization in H. N. Pura Schist Belt Titled Palladian - Gold
association in Altered Pyroxenite of Holenarsipur Schist Belt,
0. Preliminary investigation for delineating the REE bearing zones around Wanadurg, Gulbarga district, Karnataka
ME/SR/KG/2014/072 (G-4): Carried out pre- field preparations and literature consultation pertaining to FS 2014-15;
engaged in finalization of progress report pertaining to FS.2013-14 and attended to the computerization of chemical data for
further interpretation, with reference to progress report FS 2013-14. Issued field items and toposheets for FS 2014-15.
Prepared and submitted RAC material for the period from April to June 2014. Carried out work related to Publication
Division (compilation of extended abstract pertaining different projects of FS 13-14). Literature consultation pertaining to
FS item no.101. Engaged in writing progress report for FS 13-14 (Item No.22, NGCM-7) and submitted the same on 30-
06-2014 to concerned supervisor.
11. Preliminary investigation for delineating the REE bearing zones around Gogalgatti and Lingadahalli areas of
Raichur district, Karnatak (ME/SR/KG/2014/073) (G-4): Browsing of literature pertaining to Iron ore, DID of REE,
down loaded previous reports pertaining to REE deposit of ER, WR, SR, CR; collection and consultation of previous report
related to REE deposits of study area; collection of information regarding the REE deposit pertaining to Krishna
Lineament. Issued field items and toposheets for FS 2014-15. Prepared and submitted RAC material for the period from
April to June 2014. Carried out work related to Publication Division (compilation of extended abstract pertaining different
projects of FS 13-14). Literature consultation pertaining to FS item no.101. Engaged in writing progress report for FS 13-
14 (Item No.22, NGCM-7) and submitted the same on 30-06-2014 to concerned supervisor.
12. Investigation for Iron ore in Sirur-Kamatagi-Amingarh areas, Hungund taluk, Bagalkot district, Karnataka
(ME/SR/KG/2014/074) (G-4): Collection and consultation of degree sheet 47P and toposheet 47P/16, browsing of
literature pertaining to Iron ore, DID of Iron ore, down loaded previous reports pertaining to Iron ore deposit of ER, WR,
SR, and CR, collection and consultation of previous report related to iron ore deposits of study area; collection of
information regarding the iron ore deposit pertaining to Sandur schist belt, Chitradurga schist belt, Hungund-Kushtagi
Schist belt and North-Kanara Shimoga schist belt; Updating Field/Project Dossier. Technical discussion with Director
Project: Iron pertaining to investigation area.Engaged in preparation of Highlights of work done for OAC and RAC meeting
and submitted to office.Consultation of Previous STM report titled as Specialised thematic mapping and geochemical
survey in north part of Hungund-Khustagi schist belt around Kamatgi and Amingarh area in Bijapur district, Karnataka by
D.D.Raju, Geo(Sr) and K.R.Mohieddin,Asst.geo,F.S.1994-95and literature of Iron ore deposits from G.B. Mahapatra and
downloaded papers pertaining to Iron ore deposits.

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13. Investigation for Iron ore in Basavapatna-Kerebilichi block Channagiri Taluk, Davangiri district,
Karnataka(ME/SR/KG/2014/075) (G 4): During the period between April 2014 to June 2014, the officers mainly
engaged in collection and consultation of Literature, collection of topo sheets, geological maps, Study of satellite imagery(
LANDSAT) and Selection of Area ( block ) to be take up during FS.14-15 by using satellite imagery and Geological maps.
A major fault zone is noticed near Basavapatna village, in the western limb of the regional fold. The E-W trending fault
zone displaces the marker BIF band laterally. Three sets of lineaments are noticed in the imagery in the western limb of the
regional fold. The trend of lineament is N-S, E_W and NNE-SSW. From the satellite imagery, it is clear that the consists of
structurally controlled BIF bands and the fold Hinge zone may have good iron ore resources.

Tamil Nadu:
During the field season 2014-15 a total of seven investigations were taken up under Mission II which
included five items under Mission-IIA and two item under Mission IIB ((Energy minerals).
i) Exploration For Platinum Group Of Elements By Drilling In T1 And T2 Sectors Of Tasampalaiyam Block In
Sittampundi Anorthosite Complex Of Tamil Nadu (G - 3) (ME/SR/TNP/2012/065):
During FS, 2014-16, a two year G-3 stage exploration programme was initiated to understand the depth continuity
and strike extension of the PGE mineralized Northern zone in T 3 sector. It is proposed to drill the PGE mineralized zones at
two levels: a) first level intersection at 30m vertical depth with borehole spacing of 100m and (b) second level intersection
at 60m vertical depth with borehole spacing of 200m. Systematic drilling for the first level intersection of PGE mineralized
zones with 100m borehole spacing will be taken up during FS.2014-15 subsequently second level drilling in FS. 2015-16.
The T3 sector extending for about 2.5 km in WNW-ESE direction, exposes two zones of chromitite, viz., the
northern zone and the southern zone in six segments Viz., A, B, C, D, E and F. The northern zone is traceable for a
cumulative strike length of about 700 m in four segments (A,B,C&D) with width of the individual chromitite band varying
from 0.30 to 2.00 m. The southern zone occurring in close spatial association with garnet-pyroxenite granulite (eclogite?)
has been traced discontinuously for a strike length of about 200 m only in segment B&E. The chromitite/chromiferous
meta-pyroxenite bands/layers in this zone is varying from 0.20m to 1.80m. In T 3 sector eight scout boreholes (TBH-9 to
TBH-16) were drilled and the spacing between the boreholes are varying from 220m to 700m. Out of which, five boreholes
(TBH-9,10,12,13&14) were drilled for the Northern zone, two boreholes (TBH-11&15) for Southern zone and one
borehole (TBH-16) in the westernmost part to see the western extension of the chromitite bands. Significant PGE
mineralized zones were intersected in three boreholes (TBH-9,12&13) of Northern Zone and one borehole (TBH-15) of
Southern Zone with PGE value of the individual zone varying from 0.50 to 4.61ppm of Pt+Pd with width varying from 1.25
to 3.55m. Majority of the zones are correlatable with the surface with marginal variation in grade and width.
The first borehole in T3 sector T3BH-1 drilled along the trench profile TPTA-18 in the eastern most part of
segment A to intersect the chromitite band with 0.50m width (trench excavated during April-14 sample under process) at
30m vertical depth (RL. 193.00m). Chip sample collected from the same band 5mt west in an old working has analysed
0.49ppm of Pt+Pd (352+144)/0.50m (TPC-31). A mixed zone with 0.30m width delineated in this trench and a chip sample
collected from the same zone 20m east has analysed 0.66ppm (468+198) over 0.25m (TPC-28). The borehole initiated on
14.05.14 and progressed up to 80.40m as on 15.06.14. In this borehole eight chromitite bands with 0.10m to 1.25m
width, three meta-pyroxenite bands with 0.35m to 0.75m width and a mixed zone with 0.60m width were intersected. This
borehole is in progress.
Trenching work covering 170 Cu.m was carried out in Segment A. Five trenches were excavated to trace the
strike extension and planning of systematic boreholes. Trench logging and sampling of trench TPT-A18 was completed
with collection of 12 samples.
During the period 36 core samples collected from BH TPH-6 (FS. 2013-14) were processed and submitted for
PGE analysis.

ii) Investigation for Platinum Group of Elements in Torappadi Ultramafic Complex, Tiruvannamalai district,
Tamil Nadu): (ME/SR/TNP/2014/077) (G-4): During the period, the officers were engaged in the pre-field preparatory
work, which includes consultation of literature, study of aerial photographs, satellite / google earth imageries, issue of
toposheets, enlargement of TS to 1:12,500 scale, issue of store items etc. The area to be taken up for investigation of PGE
in Torappadi Ultramafic Complex (TUC) falls in T.S. No. 57L/15 (B3 and C3 quadrants) and adjoining T.S. No. 57 P/3 (A3
quadrant). The major towns around this area are Tiruvannamalai and Chengam. Tiruvannamalai is situated 187 kms from
Chennai, stands on an elevation of 266 ft above m.s.l. The Cheyyar River is the main distributary of Palar River and flows
through this area.
In view of the prevailing law and order problem due to the agitation of people in connection with the proposed
iron ore mining in the Kavutimalai and Vediyappanmalai (4 kms east of the project area), the District Collector,
Tiruvannamalai has advised not to take up this project at present overlooking the anticipated law and order problems.
Accordingly, the DDG, SU: TN&P has requested the Addl. DG & HOD, SR for keeping the item in abeyance for the F.S.
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iii) Investigation for REE and associated Minerals in parts of Paramathi-Sarkar Valavandi-Kavundanur Areas of
Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu.( ME/REE/SR/TNP/2013/053 )(G-4):
During the above mentioned period, the officers were engaged in the petrographic study, pre-field work including
collection and consultation of map and available literature pertaining to FSP area. Along with that literature pertaining to
alkaline-carbonatite complex of Tamil Nadu were also collected from different sources and consulted to know the nature of
complex and associated REE and RM mineralization. The writing of draft report for FS 2013-14 is in progress.

iv) Reappraisal for Graphite by drilling in Arasanur (Village) block in the western part of Sivaganga Graphite Belt,
Sivaganga district, Tamil Nadu (G-3) (ME/SR/TNP/2014/078): The officer was engaged in pre-field preparations and
engaged in literature consultation related to Graphite investigations carried out during F.S.1996-97, F.S.2004-05 to
F.S.2007-08 in Sivaganga Graphite Belt (SGB) to understand the regional and local geological set up of the area and for
preparing the borehole proposal. Took field traverses from Pudupatti - Komalipatti-Arasanur to Puvandi as well as in
Arasanur block to know the regional / local geological set up of the SGB. During field work, visited the old/working
graphite mines of TAMIN and held discussion with the TAMIN officials and DGM officials to notify the project area for
GSI exploration work. Prepared and submitted the borehole proposal for borehole GRAR-1 in Arasanur block and got
approval for the same from Dy.D.G., & RMH-II, Hyderabad. Leveling and anchoring of the borehole was done on 14.06.14
and borehole has been initiated on 16.06.14 and the borehole is in progress.

v) Reapraisal for dunite in Namakkal Dist, Tamil Nadu (ME/SR/TNP/2014/079) (G-4):


In pursuance of the annual programme for the FS 2014-15, exploration for dunite is being taken up in Toposheet
no. 58I/8 to decipher all the dunite bodies and to bring about their disposition and assessing dunite reserves. The increased
consumption and demand for dunite for its varied industrial applications has triggered interest in exploring for new dunite
reserves in the country.
The PGRS studies were carried out for the study area using LANSAT ETM+ PAN sharpened LANDSAT-7 data.
The layout of the study area was prepared on 1:50,000 scale that helps in interpreting various lithological and structural
details.
As a pre-field preparation recoinnatory traverse along with S/Shri T. Mullaivendhan, S.Singanenjam, S. Sekar
Directors was carried out in Kalingapatti, Valasiramani, Kanjampatti and Devanur area falling in the TS 58I/8to study the
different lithounits exposed in the area. The ultramafic unit is represented by dunite and is exposed south of Valasiramani
village. The width of the dunite body is around 60 m and is flanked on the either side by garnetiferous pyroxene granulite.
In the Valasiramani area, the dunite body trends ENE-WSW, and the exposures show weathered buff yellow coloured
portions ramified by magnesite veins. A well section in the area has exposed the occurrence of fresh and massive dunite at a
depth of 7 to 10m (approx). The well section studied north of Manikkapuram village has exposed massive dunite body at
5m depth. The other litho units encountered in the area include pyroxene granulite, hornblende -biotite gneiss, banded
magnetite quartzite and pyroxenite. Samples were collected from different lithounits for thin section studies. In the north of
Jadamangalam village, BMQ occupies the high lands and hills and is exposed within the hornblende biotite gneiss.
Petrological studies were carried out for the dunite, pyroxenite and pyroxene granulite samples collected in the
area. The petrological studies reveal that the dunite exposed in Valsiramani area is essentially composed of olivine with few
hypersthene and minor plagioclase, which reveal the rock may be of dunite - peridotite variety like harzburgite or lherzolite.
Intense alteration in form of serpentinisation is noticed along the grain boundaries. Also, the occurrence of hydrothermal
alteration is well evidenced by the formation of intermittent magnesite veins. The pyroxene granulite exhibits
predominance of plagioclase with few augite and mica. The occurrence of free quartz is not noticed.

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NATURAL ENERGY RESOURCE-IIB

TAMILNADU
i) Regional exploration for lignite in Uttarakosamangai Sector, Ramnad sub basin, Ramanathapuram district,
Tamil Nadu (ME/C/SR/NEnR/2010/035) G-3:
During the period drilling was carried out in four boe holes to a depth of 1061.65m in bore hole Nos. RUL-22, RUL-
23,RUL-24 and RUL-25and intersected lignite at a depth of 338.00m (6.00m). RUL-23 is at a depth of 424.00m is to be
geophysically logged very soon. The borehole intersected lignite at a depth of 372.50 (10.50m) and 386.00m (3.00m).
RUL- 24 is at a depth of 420.00m depth and intersected lignite seam at depths of 360.00m(4.00m), 366.00m(14.00m) and
390.00m (4.00m). The exact thicknesses of lignite seams in the boreholes are to be decided after carrying out geophysical
logging of boreholes.

Monthly drilling progress


Borehole No
From To
Meterage drilled
RUL-23 (UNIT- 471)
365.60 436.50 70.90
RUL-25 (UNIT- 470)
0.00 129.00 129.00

RUL-24 (UNIT- 453)


347.65 430.65 83.00
Lignite seams intersected during the month
Bore hole No From (m) To (m) Thick(m) Recovery(m)
RUL-23 374.00 378.90 4.90 4.90
385.00 387.50 2.50 2.50
RUL-24 359.00 366.00 7.00 2.60
370.00 377.00 7.00 3.00
394.00 395.00 1.00 0.45

ii) Regional exploration for linite in Kalai west sector, Ramnad sub-basin, Ramanatapuram district, Tamil Nadu
(ME/C/SR/NEnR/2014/086) G-3: Work not yet initiated.
KERALA:
During F.S.: 2014-15, two mineral investigations one on Gold and one on PGE were taken up.
ii) Preliminary investigation for gold in Mundanpara, Chittur and Katalakkandi areas in the southern part of
Attapadi valley, Palakkad district, Kerala ( 2014-15/ME/SR/KRL/2014/080) G-4: Pre-field studies of toposheet and
landsat imagery of the area and its adjacent parts is carried out. A drainage map of the area has been prepared in view of
adopting a methodology to choose the locations of stream sediment and soil samples. These sampling locations are very
crucial for the search of gold. Previous reports of various investigations like PGE and gold of Attappadi valley and adjacent
areas are being referenced. Georeferenced and geocoded landsat-imagery of the project area is downloaded from ISROs
website. Interpretation of the terrain on geological and geomorphological point of view is being carried out with the help of
different band width of the imagery. Literature on gold deposit on Indian perspective and SOP of mission II with respect to
Gold exploration are reviewed. The field work will be commenced on mid of August only.

ii) Preliminary exploration for Platinum Group Minerals in Vellamari block, Attapadi valley, Palakkad district,
Kerala ( 2014-15/ME/SR/KRL/2014/081) G-4: Pre-field studies were done at office viz. PGRS study by satellite
imagery with the help of Eradas & Arc GIS software; Toposheet and geological map study pertaining to project: PGE (FS:
2014-15) at Attapadi valley. The field work will be commenced on mid of August only.

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viii) MISSION-III: GEOINFORMATICS

a) GEODATA

I. STANDARD ITEMS:

1. REGIONAL DATA INTEGRATION CELL (RDIC), GEODATA DIVISION, SR

Supervisory Officer : M. Raghupathy, Director

PROGRAMME : INTEGRATION OF GEOSPATIAL DATA

Item No.120

Code: DI/SR/M-III/GDB/RDIC/2014/087

Personnel: Gauri Motghare (Geodata), Minakshi Waghmare (PT), Saudipta Chattopadhyay (PT) (M II), R.
Ananda Reddy (GP), SR, & Haraginadoni Channabasana Gouda (GP), RSAS,

Progress of work at GEODATA, SR; 1st April to 15th June, 2014

Objective: Integration of target areas of mineralisation by spatial data modelling through the integration of
Geological, Geochemical, ground-geophysical, aero-geophysical and remote sensing data of 57F & 57E
pertaining to Gadwal, Jonnagiri, Wajrakarur and Ramagiri-Penakacherla mineral belts in GIS environment, using
established statistical logic.

During the period under review the officers associated with the project involved in collating
and processing the data pertaining to various themes.

Status of data collation

Data Layers Source Availability Status

GEOLOGICAL Lithology 50K GMS, Extracted from the 50K map series for
Geodata, SR all the toposheets of 57F.
Faults & Lineaments 50K GMS,
Geodata, SR
Mineral exploration 50K GMS & Data extraction from progress reports
Progress Reports is being done.
GEOCHEMICAL GCM, Geo- Analytical data of Package A, B, E, G
chemical Lab, SR & H are received (partially) from
Geochemical Division, Regional M-I
for the toposheets 57F/4,8,13, 14, 15 &
16. Data for other packages is awaited.
Analytical data of Package D, E, F &
G of FS2010-12 for the toposheets of
57F/ 9 & 10 received (partially) from
Geochemical Division.
GEOPHYSICAL GROUND Gravity & Geophysics Received Ground gravity magnetic
Magnetic Division, SR survey data.

RSAS, Aeromagnetic data processed in


AIR- Bengaluru association with Shri. H.C.Gowda,
BORNE Senior Geoph. The out puts and the
note from Shri Gowda is awaited..

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2. Programme: PREPARATION OF 1:50K GMS PRINT READY RGB LAYOUTS

Item No.121

Code: 2014-15/MAP/SR/M-III/2013/058

Personnel: Smt. Gauri Motghare, (PT) & Smt. Minakshi Waghmare (PT), Geodata Division &
M. Bawanhun Mawthoh (PT) & R.Bharathi (PT),M&C Division, SR.

Objective: Preparation of 1:50K RGB layouts from the edge-matched 1:50K GMS

Achievements: Preparation of RGB colour schemes and pattern library as per the guidelines
given by the M&C, Southern Region.

Name of Work Total a)Expected Work already Work Work already completed
Workload year of completed in proposed for till 15th June-2014
completion FSP 2013-14 2014-15
Preparation of 1: GDC- 183 March 2016 50 sheets Layouts - 70 Layouts -14 sent to M&C
50K print ready sheets for scrutiny.
RGB layouts (57/E01,02,03,04,06,
07,08,10,11,12,13,14, 15
& 16)
3. Programme: Implementation of OCBIS in collaboration with Geodata, CHQ
Item No.122
Code: 2014-15/DB/CHQ/M-III/2012/054
Personnel: from CHQ + All Missions + Support systems + Regions
Objective: Development of an integrated Web enabled interactive system
Achievements: Yet to be initiated from CHQ.

II. SERVICE ITEMS: SER/SR/HQ/2014/005

1. Title: Network Management- Administration of SR Local Area Network


Personnel: Smt. Gauri Motghare, (PT), Geologist
Services rendered: Co-ordination and maintenance of computer systems, Servers & switches, LAN networking &
Broad Band connectivity (FTTH). Need based extensions, configuration of proxy server for better security.
Installation & updation of Antivirus in all the systems of SRO.

2. Title: Computer/ software assistance


Personnel: Smt. Gauri Motghare, (PT) & Minakshi Waghmare (PT), Geologists
Continuous monitoring and rendering service to all the officials of SRO & State Units for all the modules of
transactional applications including FSPMIS & HRMIS has been done. Technical support was rendered in
computer applications, processing of data and preparation of maps using software like ArcGIS, Coreldraw,
Surfer etc. Scanning and printing of maps to various divisions of SR as per the user requirement.

3. GSI PORTAL: At Regional Level

Progress in finalization of phase-III proposal: Being implemented at CHQ.


Progress in enhancement of Portal applications:
FSPMIS: Proposals of FS: 2014-15 uploaded to the portal and are in various approval stages.
Claims:-. Employees can apply for CL, RH, EL HPL and Joining report through portal. EL and HPL have
been updated. Tour sub-module is operational as part of Claims module.

Submitted Approved & Accepted


Claim Description
Claims Claims
Leave Extension 27 6
Leave Application 461 146
Joining Report 234 0

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Station Leaving 41 23
Leave Cancellation 17 0
Travel Advance 1 0
Travel Approval 49 310
Child Education Fee 2 0

HRMIS:- The HRMIS records are constantly updated with regards to transfers, promotions etc., like change
of base site and other details.
Payroll:- Payroll module is functional for the entire SR and pay is made through ECS clearing.
APAR Tracking System:- It is operational for all officers and Staff of SR
Year No of records
2013-14 387

IPR:- Immovable Property Returns application is operational.

Year No of records
2013 437

SU: KARNATAKA & GOA:

SS. Item Target Progress from April to June 2014


No
11 Compilation of 6 degree sheets : 48K, Completed the 48K GQM in all the aspects except
New series II 48M, 48N, 56D, 56H cross section and submitted to M & C for scrutiny.
edition GQM, and 57A Compilation of Li, BO, OS layers, preparation of
1:250K GQM unified Legend and statutory diagrams for 48N.
(Link item with Received eight GQMs of FS 2013-14 from M&C, SR
Geodata Division, after scrutiny. Corrections attended for three GQMs-
SU:K &G - 47P, 48I, 48J.
SR/KG/2012/084)
(Proposal id-
20141006)
22 Preparation of 1: 70 Maps Completed eight 1:50K RGB Layout 48K/9-16 with
50K prints ready pattern and RGB colour code as per SR guidelines.
RGB layouts. Extraction of data pertaining to 48M; 56D; 57A from
(Link item with uploaded data for preparation of 1:50K layout.
MCPI Division, Assigned alphanumeric to 48M/1-10; 57A/5, 6, 7;
SU:K &G) Statutory diagrams incorporated in Layout view of
MAP/SRM- 57A/5-7.
III/2013/061
(Proposal id-
20141014)
33 Service Items 1. Final scrutiny, Print out of FSP taken for circulation
SER/SR/KG/Geoin formatting, approval FSP uploaded in portal (proposal id-2014652) .
f/2014/010 from SRO, Scrutiny, compilation and submission of Annual General
(Proposal id- reprography and Report and Extended Abstracts of SU: K & G for FS
2014652) circulation of 2013-14.
progress reports of Attended to the work pertaining to submission of
field season. scientific technical papers for Journal of Geoscience (spl.
2. Scrutiny and Pub.)
processing of
material for Extended
Abstract, Annual
General Report, GSI

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News, Specific write
ups, etc will be
attended.
3. Scrutiny of Scientific
papers meant for
publication in various
journals/seminars,
etc.
4. Maintaining
inventory of the
geological maps.
5. Sale of maps and
reports/publication.
6. Providing
cartographic support
for the different
projects in
finalization of maps
and other drawings
7. Supervision and up
keep of Library,
procurement of
scientific books and
journals, arranging
for collating and
circulating important
geological
notes/news pertaining
to GSI and related
topics published in
Newspaper.

44 Service Items 1. Necessary 1. Extended Service support in FSPMIS and HRMIS.


SER/SR/Geoinf/011 guidance and service 2. Provided Scanning and printing support. Scanning
(Proposal id- support in integration 87 i.e. A0-12, A1-79, A2-0, A3-0, A4-19.Processing of
2014623) of various layers of procurement / repair indent for hard and sofwares.
1:50K and 3. Necessary service support in installation /
preparation of layout maintenance of biometrics attendance system and
as per demand. computers / printers
2. Scanning and 4. Prepared the GMS of 48M/11, 48M/12, 48M/15
printing as per ,48M/16, 48E/15 & 48E/16.
existing 5. Preparation of Geological Maps of 57A/5,6,7,
infrastructure. 56D/4,8 for external agency.
3. Network 6. Preparation of Geological Maps (21 Nos.) of
management, LAN 56D/9; 57A/2, 5,9,11,13,15,16; 57B/16; 48N/12; 48J/11;
/WAN /IP security, 48N/09,10; 57 A/3,4,8,10,11,14; 57B/10,15 for projects
GSI Enterprise portal pertaining to FSP 2014-15 and for DDG.
related job.
4. Necessary 7. Preparation of Geological Maps 48N/09, 10, 57A/4,10,
service support in 57B/10,15. Provided printed Fe & Mn Mineral Belt Maps
indenting, processing, of Chiknayakanahalli and Tumkur District-areas for the
procurement and Geo.Soc.India
maintenance of IT
store (Hardware /
Software)
5. Maintenance
of computer /
peripherals through
AMC
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6. Necessary
service support in
processing of
geological data using
application Software
like SURFER,
Audesk MAP, Arc
GIS.
Cartographic Support
Map and
Cartographic support:
Map support and
lamination of old
valuable maps and
documents.
Cartographic drawing
support to different
Divisions and
Projects of State Unit
Karnataka & Goa.
Catering the service
of issuing and taking
return of toposheets
and geological maps.

GEODATA, SU: KERALA: All the layers pertaining to Kerala state were cropped for different themes, lithology, OS,
Mineral indices, fault, fold & dykes (about 35 nos) for creating 50k maps. After thorough editing and incorporating all the
latest information and bringing the output ready for RGB format using GIS platform. All the existing validated maps (62
sheets) have been georeferenced for further compilation. Compared the 58D/9 & D/10 with validated maps and made
appropriate additions in lithology layer in the already uploaded 50k maps. Edited/modified the OS layer, corrected the data
by comparing with the validated maps and labeled the same.
Extend support to field officers for preparation of geological map 58B/12,16,C/9 and 58A/12 for FS 2014-15 in Arc
GIS platform, engaged in maintenance of Geodata lab and procurement of computer parts and initiated the procurement of
E.T.P control unit of (HP colour laser jet 2600)

b) MAP COMPILATION:

MAP & CARTOGRAPHY, SR

I) Item Sl. No. 079


Title: Compilation of New Series (Second Edition) of Geological Quadrangle Maps 1:250K GQM
Personal: M.Bawanhun Mawthoh, Senior Geologist
R.Bharathi, Assistant Geologist
Target: Total GQM SR: 69

Mission-III: Data Repository& Management-Map Compilation GQM 250 K Geological maps& GMS 50K

Achievement

I) GQM-II:
a) i)AP: 65O, ii)T: 56J - Scrutinized, Finalised & Released
b) K&G: 57G Scrutinized, Finalised & Released
48L, 56G& H - Scrutinized
c) TNP: 58B,H,K,L,N&O Scrutinized, Finalised & Released
d) KL: 58D Scrutinized, Finalised & Released
58C Scrutinized

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10-GQMs (65O-VISHAKAPATNAM, 56J-NIZAMABAD, 57G-TUMKUR, 58B-COIMBATORE, 58H-
TIRUNELVELI, 58K-SIVAGANGA, 58L-TUTICORIN, 58N-KARAIKAL, 58O-RAMESWARAM& 58D-
TRIVANDRUM) released in RAC meeting, SR, GSI on 27th June, 2014.

II) GMS 50K: 17 sheets received {14(except 57E/5&9) from Geodata, 3(56P/8,10&11) from APSU}.

RGB Print Ready 1:50K Maps:


Target Achievement
Geodata, SR 50 50
AP 50 43
K&G 50 43
TNP* 50 30

Service Item: SER/SR/HQ/2008/019


Composing 1:50K Unpublished Geological Maps as per User demand for sale.

Miscellaneous:

Activity MAP SALES MAP


SECTION
1.No of maps sold /cost 29 NA Maps =29, Atlas=nil;
Rs. 16,227/- scanned prints= nil;;
unpublished 50K= nil
2. No of maps issued 107 211
3. No of maps consulted 65 80
4. No of maps returned to section 03 271
5. No of geological maps consulted NA 68
6. No of Maps received from MPD 40 NA
7. No of new/old maps Nil NA
Received from Kolkotta
8. No of unpublished scanned Maps 02 NA
received from MPD
9. NDC issued/Reminder 09 08
10. Ammonia prints Nil Nil
11. Map parcels 95 Nil
12. Lamination NA 26
13. Mounting of maps NA 60
14. Ledger issues & Returned NA Entered (482)

M &CSD, Mangalore:
a) Compilation work taken up in addition to FSP item (Ref No/ Letter No.Mon-II/M7CS/MAP/2011 Vol.2
dtd. 20th Jan 2014 from DG, GSI):
OPWC-I: A total of 11 EEZ maps on 1:5,00,000 scale and 60 TW maps on 1:50,000 scale have been
completed. The EEZ maps after approval of DDG, MCS have been submitted to MoD, SOI and CHQ for
their approval for publications. The TW maps after 1st level of scrutiny is under modification.
OPWC-II: A total of 17 TW maps on 1:50,000 scale have been completed. The TW maps after 1 st level of
scrutiny is under modification.
OPEC-II: A total of 4 EEZ maps on 1:5,00,000 scale and 42 TW maps on 1:50,000 scale have been
completed. The maps after 1st level of scrutiny is under modification.

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B) PUBLICATION DIVISION, SR
1. GSI Rec.Vol.148, Part-5 (Extended Abstracts of Progress Reports of Southern Region for F.S. 2012-13):
Processing of the material and collection of the material is under progress.
2. Miscellaneous Publication No. 30: (3rd Revised version) (4 state units):-
Andhra Pradesh : As per Gazette notification On June 2nd appointed date for separate Telangana state
and Andhra Pradesh accordingly the first edition of Misc.PubNo.30 Part VII A Telengana State and
Misc.PubNo.30 Part VII B Andhra Pradesh state approval has been accorded by CHQ, Kolkata for
the preparation of two separate manuscripts. The compilation and processing of the material and
Geological Maps both for Telengana and Andhra Pradesh is under progress.

Tamil Nadu& Puducherry : Printing of Misc. No. 30. Part VI ( Geology and Mineral Resources of
Tamil Nadu) only text part is completed the same was released during 09 th RAC Meeting held on 27-
06-2014. Geological & Mineral Map pertaining to this Volume is awaiting for MOD and SOI
approvals.
3. GSI, SR, News Volume No.30. No.1 & 2 - Draft material is ready. Editorial scrutiny of the material is under
progress.
4. Annual General Report for field season 2013-14 GSI Records Volume 148Pt-1 compilation and processing
of the material is under progress.
5. Pictorial Atlas Cuddapah Basin - The collection of photographs and material is under progress.
6. Sale of GSI publications generated resource of Rs . 592/- ( Rupees five hundred ninety two only)
7. Processing for scrutiny of abstracts/papers for publication in various seminars and Journals: 22 Abstracts +
8Papers
8. As part of automation of SR Library, Uploaded database of 1298 books/ Journals into New Gen Lib software.
9. Cross checking of the soft copies of unpublished progress reports which are available in the Library main data
base is under progress.
10. Corrections of bibliographic details of Unpublished Reports database is under progress.
11. Provided data from SR, Library database of unpublished reports to officers of Southern Region on demand

GEOINFORMATICS DIVISIONS
ANDHRA PRADESH
During the Annual Programme of 2013-14, Preparation of 1:50k GMS print-ready layouts besides GQM work will be
taken up.
SU: KARNATAKA: SER/SR/KG/Geoinf/2014/010: Print out of FSP taken for circulation,Scrutiny, compilation and
submission of Annual General Report and Extended Abstracts of SU: K & G for FS 2013-14,.attended to the work
pertaining to submission of scientific technical papers for Journal of Geoscience (spl. Pub.)
SER/SR/Geoinf/011: Extended Service support in FSPMIS and HRMIS, provided Scanning and printing support.
Scanning 87 i.e. A0-12, A1-79, A2-0, A3-0, A4-19.Processing of procurement / repair indent for hard and sofwares,
necessary service support in installation / maintenance of biometrics attendance system and computers / printers,
prepared the GMS of 48M/11, 48M/12, 48M/15 ,48M/16, 48E/15 & 48E/16,preparation of Geological Maps of
57A/5,6,7, 56D/4,8 for external agency,preparation of Geological Maps (21 Nos.) of 56D/9; 57A/2, 5,9,11,13,15,16;
57B/, 6; 48N/12; 48J/11; 48N/09,10; 57 A/3,4,8,10,11,14; 57B/10,15 for projects pertaining to FSP 2014-15 and for
DDG, and preparation of Geological Maps 48N/09, 10, 57A/4,10, 57B/10,15,provided printed Fe & Mn Mineral Belt
Maps of Chiknayakanahalli and Tumkur District-areas for the Geo.Soc.India
TAMIL NADU
During the Annual Programme of 2013-14, Preparation of 1:50K GMS print ready layouts of 16 toposheets will be taken
up, besides GQM wok.
MCPI Divisions of State Units:
During the Annual Programme of 2014-15, the MCPI Divisions of respective SUs (including that of Kerala which is a
unified Division with Geoinformatics) will be engaged in the compilation of new series (second edition) of geological
quadrangle maps, 1:250K GQM;. In addition, they will also be engaged in works related to scrutiny o RGB layouts,
report processing & circulation, scrutiny of extended abstracts etc.

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MAP PRODUCTION DIVISION, SR:

1. Geological Quadrangle Maps (GQMs):


GQM no. 63P is printed off (560 copies) and distributed to CHQ and to all the regions as per the list. Digital
processing is completed for maps viz., 78D, 79A and 79B and are approved for printing by DDG, ER, Kolkata. The
printing of these maps will be taken up on receiving topo base from ER.

2. State Map Series:


Digital processing of Geological & Mineral Map of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1:500,000) is completed.
Approval for printing of this map is received from M-IIIB, CHQ, Kolkata. Corrections are being carried out in the coast
line as per the tracing provided by SOI for resubmission.

3. Quaternary Geological Atlas:


Scrutinized and incorporated corrections in cdr files of maps and text (42nos). Two copies each are sent to SOI
& MOD for obtaining necessary clearances. Further processing is under progress. Generated one draft copy (book form)
for release by DG, GSI during his visit to Hyderabad.

4. Outside FSP Items:


i) Geological and mineral resource maps of Karnataka & Goa, Kerala and Tamilnadu & Puducherry (1:2M)
(Revised Editions): Digital processing is completed and provided 20 copies (Colour inkjet Plots) each of these maps to
Director, Publication, SR, Hyderabad. Mono colour inkjet plots are sent to SOI and MOD for necessary clearances.
ii) RSAS Maps: Received soft copies of 9 maps from RSAS, Bengaluru for printing of 300 copies each.
Generated black line plots and sent to MOD and SOI for obtaining necessary clearances.
iii) Provided A0 size prints of GQMs, Mineral Belt Maps, DRMs and 50K maps for scrutiny and sale purpose to
M&C, GSI, SR, Hyderabad. Also provided large format print outs to Petrology and Earthquake Geology Divisions for
Exhibit of the month.

5. Disaster Data Recovery Centre (DRC), GSI Portal, Hyderabad:


Maintenance of all servers, LAN, WAN and other electrical components at DRC, MPD in collaboration with
Director, Mission IIIA, CHQ, Kolkata.

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ix) MISSION IV: FUNDAMENTAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY GEOSCIENCE

MISSION-IVA

a) ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, SR

Total no. of geotechnical investigations carried out : 16


Pre-construction stage investigations : 01
Construction stage investigations : 15

Achievements
Geotechnical assessment /face logging of Tunnel : : 914 Lm
Foundation geological mapping of spillway blocks on 1:100/200 scale: : 5246 Sq.m
3D geological mapping of Cut off trench on 1:200 scale: : 3580 Lm
Borehole logging: : 1244.05m
No. of field days of officers(1st April, 2014 to 15th June, 2014) : : 49 days

Sl.
Name of the Project Nature of work Quantum of work done
No.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Pranahita Chevella Sujala Sravanthi Scheme
Construction stage geotechnical investigation of the tunnel,
Geotechnical assessment of cavity formed in
1 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Pranahita Chevella Sujala Sravanthi
crown portion of Right Tunnel
Scheme, Package-7, Karimnagar District
Construction stage geotechnical investigation of tunnel, Dr.
320.05m from 3
2 B. R. Ambedkar Pranahita Chevella Sujala Sravanthi Borehole logging
boreholes
Scheme, Package-11, Karimnagar District
Construction stage geotechnical investigation of tunnel and Geotechnical assessment of progressive
3 its appurtenants, , Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Pranahita Chevella excavation of Surge pool, Pump house, Adit
Sujala Sravanthi Scheme, Package-9, Karimnagar District tunnel(2 & 3).
Construction stage geotechnical investigation of tunnel, Dr.
Geotechnical assessment of cut slope of outlet
4 B. R. Ambedkar Pranahita Chevella Sujala Sravanthi
portal of tunnel
Scheme, Package-15, Medak Dist
Construction stage geotechnical investigation of
3D geological
Basawapur Balancing Reservoir, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
5 mapping of Cut off 170 Lm on 1:200 scale
Pranahita Chevella Sujala Sravanthi Scheme, Package-16,
Trench
Nalgonda Dist
Construction stage geotechnical investigation of the tunnel,
Face logging of
6. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Pranahita Chevella Sujala Sravanthi 120 Lm on 1: 100 scale
Adit-3 cut slope:
Scheme, Package-17, Medak District
Construction stage geotechnical investigation of tunnel, Dr.
Geotechnical assessment of cavity formed in
7 B. R. Ambedkar Pranahita Chevella Sujala Sravanthi
crown portion of Tunnel
Scheme, Package-21, Nizamabad dist
Construction stage geotechnical investigation of tunnel, Dr. Geotechnical assessment of progressive
8 B. R. Ambedkar Pranahita Chevella Sujala Sravanthi excavations of tunnel T junctions at Shaft 1
Scheme, Package-23, Medak & RR Dist., &4
J. Chokka Rao Devadula Lift Irrigation Scheme
Construction stage geotechnical investigation of new reservoir 3D geological
9 across Yashwanthapur Vagu, J. Chokka Rao Devadula Lift mapping of Cut off 855 Lm on 1: 200 scale
Irrigation Scheme, Warangal District. Trench
Pre-construction stage Geotechnical Investigation of PVNR
10 Kanthanapalli Sujala Sravanthi Project, Warangal Borehole logging 924m from 17 boreholes
District.
Pula Subbaiah Veligonda Project
Construction stage geotechnical investigation of
11 Lakshmipuram tunnel, Pula Subbaiah Veligonda Project, Geotechnical assessment of the excavated tunnel
Prakasam District, AP

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Construction stage geotechnical investigation of 3D geological
12 Gundlabrahmeswaram reservoir, Pula Subbaiah mapping of Cut off 310 Lm on 1: 200 scale
Veligonda Project, Prakasam District, AP Trench
Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme
3D geological
Construction stage geotechnical investigation of
13 mapping of the cut 1000 L m on 1: 100scale
Vagodupally Reservoir, Karimnagar District
off trench.
Miscellaneous projects
Construction stage geotechnical investigations of Spillway
Foundation
14 and NOF & sluice, Mid Manair Reservoir Project, 5246 Sq.m on 100 scale
geological mapping
Karimnagar District.
Construction stage geotechnical investigations of Taraka 3D geological
15 Rama Theertha Sagaram Project, Vizianagaram District, mapping of the cut 1140Lm on 1: 200scale
Andhra Pradesh. off trench.
Construction stage geotechnical investigations of 3D geological
16 Gundlamotu (Enumaleru) Reservoir Prakasam dist.,, mapping of the cut 105Lm on 1: 200scale
Andhra Pradesh. off trench

Geotechnical Laboratory, Southern Region was established in the year 1973. The main aim of Geotechnical Laboratory is
to cater the services to the Geotechnical Projects of Engineering Geology Division. The work involves preparation of soil
and rock core samples for determination of various geotechnical parameters. The Laboratory is presently equipped with
Instruments pertaining to soil and Rock mechanics. Soil mechanics includes determination of physical properties like
density natural Moisture content, Specific gravity, void ratio, grain size analysis, and Atterberg limits and shear parameters
which helps the Engineering Geologists to assess the bearing capacity of foundation of the earth dams and slope stability
analysis of dam foundations and Landslide projects.
The rock mechanics part includes determination of physical properties like Density, specific Gravity, water
absorption void ratio, Uniaxial compressive strength, Tensile strength and Point load strength index of rock core/lump
samples. The Laboratory is also equipped with Los Angeles Abrasion testing machine, Impact value testing machine, Slake
durability test machine and also determining the different propert0ies of Aggregates which will be used in building, road
and rail and construction material. These parameters will help in the condition of the realistic picture the foundations and
also in the slope stability analysis of different Landslides etc.
The main clients of our Laboratory are Irrigation Department of Govt. of AP, Jaiprakash Associates, ARVEE
Associates, SEW and different divisions of Engineering Geology of Southern Region. The work also involves preparation
of soil and rock core samples for determination of various geotechnical parameters and maintenance of the Geotechnical
Laboratory.
The following work has been carried out in the Geotechnical Laboratory during the Period from April to June, 2014 and
imparted training to the trainees of 37th OCG for Batch D & H includes lectures on Introduction to Engineering
Geology, Soil Mechanics and Rock mechanics followed by practical demonstration of different Laboratory equipments and
testing of soil and rock samples.
Preparation of soil samples for determination of various geotechnical parameters and maintenance of equipments in the
Geotechnical Laboratory.

Name of the No. of samples Total


Parameters determined
Project/Organization analyzed parameters

41 SPT samples Density(21),NMC (21), grain size and Master


size analysis (74), 137
specific gravity(21),
Seismic Hazard Micro-zonation
studies of Trichur Urban
Agglomeration, Trichur, Kerala. Determination of Shear parameters of three soil
samples with the help of Director Shear test
3 Disturbed 18
Apparatus, tests were conducted Under
Samples
Consolidated Undrained condition (6) and,
Determination of Atterberg limits (12)

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Construction stage Geotechnical
1. Density 5 nos,
Investigation of Package 11, 5 rock core
2. Specific gravity 5 nos, 3. Water absorption-5 22
Pranahita Chevella Lift samples
nos 4. Porosity 5 nos
Irrigation Scheme, Medak
5. Uniaxial Compressive strength - 2 nos
District, Telangana,

Soil : SPT-41,
Total Bulk samples -3 177
Rock samples - 5

177 parameters were determined from 44 soil and 5 rock samples.

SU: TAMIL NADU & PUDUCHERRY


Geotechnical evaluation of water resources development projects in Tamil Nadu (EG/C/SR/TNP/2014/090):

Pre-Construction stage investigation


A. Kundah Pumped Storage H. E. Project (500 MW), Nilgiri District, Tamil Nadu
Sponsor: TANGEDCO
Kundah pumped storage hydroelectric project (KPSHEP) with an underground power house of installed capacity
of 500 MW (4 x 125), proposed to divert 240 cumec of water from Upper reservoir (Porthimund reservoir) through a 8.5 m
dia., 1261 m long HRT, a surge shaft, 436 m long 5.4 m dia. Pressure shaft, 3.8 m dia. penstock tunnel to feed the
underground power house to generate power, utilising 300 m gross head . The tail water will be let through a TRT surge,
8.5 m dia, 1250 long TRT tunnel into the lower reservoir (Emerald Reservoir).

During the period under review, construction stage geotechnical investigation of the project has been taken up. Main
Access Tunnel (MAT) alignment at ch. 12.2 m (BH-12) at R.L. 2006.50 m, indicated availability of fresh rock from
R.L.1997 m onwards. Considering the sill level at R.L.1989.39 m for 8 m dia. tunnel, crown of the tunnel would be at R.L.
1997.39m. Hence, practically there is no rock cover at this location. Similarly, the drill hole along the MAT alignment, BH-
11 at ch. 41.0 m has revealed presence of fresh rock at R.L. 2015 m. The bore hole log indicate that the rock cover above
the crown is 19.05 m which works out to be 2.38 D, and is considered adequate. Therefore, it is presumed that 5 - 6 m of
rock cover above crown would be available between BH-11 and BH-12. However, BH-11 also revealed poor core
recoveries down to 15.50 m depth (R.L. 1991. m) this is attributed due to presence of thin weathered seams.

Recommendation: To improve the quality of rock mass and to make it monolithic above the crown level, the following
treatment measures are recommended.

i. Grouting along the MAT alignment, from ch. 12.2 m to ch. 35 m over a width of 12 m from centre line of MAT is
recommended. Primary grout holes shall be located at 3 m c/c (centre to centre) spacing in staggered pattern and extended
upto spring level.

ii. Casing pipes should be extended upto bed rock level. The bed rock should be thoroughly cleaned (till clear water comes
out) by making an inter connection with other nearby grout holes (if feasible) to ensure effective groutability.

iii. Initially grout the bed rock with lean mixtures with low pressure and later pressure shall be slightly increased to
2kg/cm2

B. Geotechnical investigation of a crack developed in the hockey field, MRC, Wellington, Nilgiri disrtict
The crack developed after a rain fall of 15mm on the 3rd of May 2014. The cracks/ fissure trend in a NW-SE direction with
a maximum separation width of 40 cms. The hockey field has been developed from a cut along a slope. The area has an
overburden of more than 15 m, consisting mainly of a top lateritic soil followed by lithomarge and saprolite. Bed rock was
not exposed. The water seeping from the cut slope is being carried along a drain and a portion of it is not lined. The drain,
where it is cemented has developed cracks and thus facilitates the diversion of the water below the hockey ground. The
percolation of water could have caused the removal of the sand particles during its movement in the down ward slope over
a long period and formed void. Heavy infiltration of water after the rains could have resulted in the development of the
ground crack. No vertical movement along the cracks was noticed. No distress is noticed in the surrounding area.

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Reccomendation:
I. Completely line the drain with concrete that carry the seepage water and sealing all the cracks preventing the
infiltration of water in to the ground.
ii. Maintain the drains in the area from choking thus allowing the rain water to flow freely
iii. Excavate the earth along the cracks up to the level of convergence and filled with lime/cement grout.
iv. Fix a
tell tale along a crack at the boundary of the Hockey field in the alignment of the crack in see any further
development of crack.

II. Spillover Item of F.S. 2012 - 13


Geotechnical evaluation of water resources development projects in Kerala (EG/C/SR/TNP/2013/72)

Chattankuttanadu Small H.E. Project, Kozhikode Dist.


The Project envisages construction of two concrete weirs, one across Poothampara stream and another across Karingad, the
water from these weirs would be diverted through power channel to a common circular forebay tank, from there, it would
be conveyed through a 250 m long and 1.50 m dia. Penstock, trifurcated to feed three turbines for generating 6 MW (3 x 2
MW) of power, utilizing the 90 m head at a surface powerhouse located on the left bank of Karingad stream. The tail waters
would be let into the Karingad stream.
Part of the power house was completed and mapped during F.S.2013-14 and the remaining part was excavated, cleaned and
made available for mapping only during this month. The power house foundation has been mapped on 1: 100 scale from ch.
4.00 m to -26.00 m and covering an area of 510 sq.m from 1.5 m upstream to 16.00 m downstream on 04-04-2014 and 05-
04-2014.
The area exposes hard, fresh hornblende biotite gneiss. Foliation trends N50 -70 E to S50 - 70 W, with 60 to
70 dip towards SE. The litho unit is traversed by 3 major joint sets. Two minor shears traverse the foundation. First one
has been encountered on the right side of the power house foundation. Thickness of the shear varies from 20 60 cm filled
with clay gouge. Another minor shear is encountered on the left top end of the power house, trending N60W-S60E
dipping at 80 towards NE. Thickness of the shear is from 20 50 cm with thin 2-5 cm clay filling. The prominent joint set
is parallel to this shear. During mapping, the footing and column locations have been temporarily marked on the ground to
ascertain whether any of the shears is passing the footings. One shear is passing through the footing on the left top end. It is
noticed that the thickness of the shear is < 20 cm. Dental treatment (excavation of sheared material to a depth of twice the
width of shear) for the two shears has been recommended. As per RMR rating the foundation falls in good and very good
rock category and found suitable as a foundation for power house.

ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, SU: KERALA


a) Vellatooval Small Hydro Electric Project, Idukki District
The project is designed to generate 3.6MW of power harnessing the tail water of Sengulam powerhouse by
constructing a 15.80m high, 78 m long concrete gravity weir and a powerhouse on the left side. Construction stage
geotechnical investigation was taken up and carried out geological mapping and assessment on 1:100 scale in parts of weir
and powerhouse foundation. Migmatite and intrusive pegmatite are the rock types exposed in the foundations.
Foliation/gneissocity, three prominent and one random sets of joints and one set of shear zone are the discontinuities
present in the rock mass.
Based on the mapping and assessment recommended foundation treatment measures, particularly for 30-40cm
wide gouge filled shear zone present in the power house foundation.
b) Post construction stage geotechnical investigation of Idukki Arch Dam, Idukki District
Idukki Dam - commissioned in February 1976 is the first and only arch dam in India. In order to assess the
abutment rock movement related to time dependant deterioration of the rock mass and discontinuous/ insitu seismotectonic
regime changes and to asses the alkali aggregate reaction taken up post construction stage geotechnical investigations. The
studies carried out include large scale geological mapping of part of left and right abutments, examination of access tunnel
and shaft inspection drainage galleries and 3D geological logging and assessment rock mass on the abutment of drifts,
collection of samples for microscopic study to assess the weathering/deterioration, alkali aggregate reaction studies and
point load test. Charnockite with intrusive granite/ pegmatite veins are the rock types exposed on both the abutments. Rock
mass deterioration in the form of weathering which could have been fresh at the time of construction is observed in the
rock mass above the dam and in the drifts at three levels on both the abutments. Moderately developed foliation and six sets
of joints are the discontinues present in the rock mass. The joints are generally tight, irreugular, planar and fresh. The
vertical joints trending N10E- S10W shows occasional weathering with weathered seam of about 2cm. Though six sets of
joints are deciphered in the total length of the drifts at a given reach only three sets of joints are prominent. Stripping
failures and minor openings due to stress induced by weathering/alteration resulting to expansion of mafic minerals are
noticed in all the drifts. No evidence could be noticed for movement of abutment rock mass along any of the discontinuity
plane. However time dependent deterioration related failures have occurred on the right flank slope at about 200m and
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300m downstream and at about 150 downstream on the left flank slope. The other cause of the failures could be daylighting
of the causal plane which is foliation/ parallel joints.
c) Feasibility stage geotechnical investigation of Peechad Small Hydro Electic Project, Idukki District
A hydropower project is conceived and designed to generate 3MW of power by constructing 8.97m high, 60m
long concrete gravity weir and s surface power house on the downstream side. Subsurface investigation by drilling of five
boreholes (NBH-1 to 5) have been completed along weir axis, surge/valve house and penstock bifurcation point.The
feasibility stage geotechnical investigation is continued and carried out logging and assessment of cores of these bore holes.
The overburden comprising sandy soil, lithomarge, saprolite and weathered rocks and fresh hornblende biotite
gneiss are observed in the borehole cores as well as in washed material. The thickness of the overburden varies from 2.15 to
18.60m. The foliation with dip varying from 50 to 710, foliation parallel joints and two sets of joints are the discontinuities
present in the rock mass as deciphered from borehole cores. In general, the rock mass is rated good to very good with the
RQD varying from 85 to 100%. Based on the logging and assessment worked out the fresh bedrock and foundation grade
levels and recommended accordingly.

b) LANDSLIDE INVESTIGATIONS

SU : TAMIL NADU & PUDUCHERRY


1. Macro Scale (1:50,000) National Landslide Susceptibility Mapping (NLSM/SR/TNP/2014/091):
During the FS 2014-15, toposheet No 58G/6 is taken under the project NLSM. The main rock types recorded in the
study area are metamorphic or the crystalline rocks of The Khondalite Group comprising quartzite, pyroxene granulite,
calc gneiss/ cryatalline limestone, garnet- sillimanite / garnet- cordierite +/- spinel gneiss, minor garnet- cordierite gneiss
and garnetiferous quartzo-feldspathic gneiss (leptynite), Charnockite Group consisting of acid charnockite and
pyroxene granulite and the Migmatite Complex comprising of hornblende-biotite gneiss, grey granitic gneiss and pink
migmatite.
Pre field Dem-derived derivatives such as Elevation, Slope, aspect and slope shape maps were prepared. The slope map
of the study area is classified in to 5 classes, viz; i) 0 to 15 0 ii) 15.1 to 250, iii) 25.1 to 350, iv) 35.1 to 450 and v) >450 .The
aspect map of the study area is divided in 12 classes on the azimuth of 0 0 to 3600. This helps to demarcate the occurrence
of landslide to a particular aspect class. The thematic map on Land use/ cover is being prepared with the aid of toposheet,
satellite imagery and Google earth.
2. Empirically-Derived Rainfall Threshold Based Early Warning System for Landslide in Part of Coonoor River
Basin, Nilgiri and Coimbatore Districts, Tamil Nadu. (EWS/SR/TNP/2014/092): During the period literatures
pertaining to the study area were consulted and also delineated the area from the Coonoor river basin for the F.S 2014-15.
3. Landslide Inventory in and Around Community areas and along Transportation Corridors an Anaimalai
Hills, Coimbatore District- Updation of Data Base of Tamil Nadu State (LS/SR/TNP/2014/093): During the period
collection and collation of geological literature pertaining to the study area proposed for landslide inventory in and
around Anaimalai hills, Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu was done. An exercise is being made at the headquarter i.e
preparation of spatio temporal distribution of landslide on GIS based platform with the help of satellite imageries.

SU: KERALA

i) Preparation of a 1:50,000 scale landslide susceptibility map for mountainous/ hilly region on GIS Platform, for TS
49M/14 and 58A/3 in Kozhikode, Wayanad and Malappuram districts, Kerala.
The field work initiated on 25-06-2014. Inventory data for 5 no. of slides were updated and prepared from
toposheet no. 49M/14. Prepared slope aspect map of T.S. no. 49M/14. Landuse/landcover map and soil cover rock outcrop
map are being prepared for toposheet 49 M/14. Downloaded and consulted older reports and other literatures related to
landslide studies. Prepared water shed map of toposheet no. 49 M/14. The slope aspect and water shed map has been
prepared from Aster GDEM.
ii) Post disaster studies in Kerala

Two incidences were reported and studied during this month in Kozhikode district. Both the incidences were rock falls
caused due to root wedge failure.
1. Rock fall at Vaalanpara, Kelanmula, Kedavur Village, Kozhikode districy on 22-06-14. Due to wedge failure, a rock
mass measuring ~ 15X15X4m collapsed from the cliff face and disintegrated in to smaller boulders. The rock type is
gneiss/charnockite and aprominent joint plane trends N50W/80S. Three huge boulders rolled along the slope (~55-60)
for about 300m and flattened everything in the path. One house was completely destroyed and two houses had minor
damage. The rock boulders also uprooted many coconut and rubber trees. Huge boulders still rest on top of the slope
leaving a risk of those boulders rolling down during heavy rains.

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2. Rock fall at Poovambayi mala, Kinaloor village, Kozhikode district. Rock mass measuring 6mX4m detached from the
main rock body and rolled over 25 m downslope uprooting coconut trees on its way. The boulder is resting precariously on
the slope break with a risk of rolling down during heavy rains.

SU: KARNATAKA & GOA


During the Annual Programme of 2014-15 three items were taken up:
i) Preparation of a GIS based 1:50,000 scale landslide susceptibility maps for mountainous/hilly region using site-
specific rating and weighting system of toposheet no. 48J/11(Jogfalls-Honnawar road section)
(LSM/SR/K&G/2014/094): Consulted literature and maps.
ii) Preparation of a GIS based 1:50,000 scale landslide susceptibility maps for mountainous/hilly region using site-
specific rating and weighting system of toposheet no 48E/15 and 48E/16 (parts of Goa) (LSM/SR/K&G/2014/095):
The officer Consulted reports, prepared AGR, EA, attended petrographic studies & report writing for Proj: Diamond II
Regional survey to locate kimberlite in Tawargeri block, Koppal and Bellary district, Karnataka FSP-2012-2014 (G-4
Stage), For F.S-2014-15 collected historical data on landslide incidences occurred in Toposheet no 48E/15.
iii). Post disaster studies in Karnataka and Goa. Service Item No. : LHZ/SR/KG/2014/028:
During the period no studies was carried out.

c) EARTHQUAKE GEOLOGY DIVISION:


The Earthquake Geology Division in Southern Region was formed in 1994 with an aim to carry out pre and post
earthquake disaster studies in Southern India, covering Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Karnataka &
Goa. The Earthquake Geology Division carries out investigations concerning macro- and micro- seismicity in selected
vulnerable areas with a history of seismicity. Since its inception the division was involved in various earthquake related
studies, including distinguished work on Seismic Hazard Microzonation of Visakhapatnam, Pondicherry and Chennai
urban agglomeration. The work involves an integrated multidisciplinary approach using inputs from geological,
geomorphological, geophysical, geotechnical and geohydrological studies to classify the urban agglomeration into
different discrete zones of seismic hazard. The seismic hazard microzonation study has immense societal value as the
seismic status of an area provides vital inputs to the geoscientists, civic planners and administrators to adopt necessary
preparedness in regards to earthquake disaster safe structures and avoidance of vulnerable areas thus reducing the risk.
Till FS 2013-14, the Earthquake Geology Division has completed Seismic Hazard Microzonation (SHMZ)
mapping of Visakhapatnam, Pondicherry, Chennai, Vijayawada & Trichur urban agglomeration. In the SHMZ, the urban
areas are classified into three seismic hazard zones, viz., High, Moderate and Low Hazard. The high, moderate and low
hazard zones indicate areas having relatively high, moderate and low potential for liquefaction and seismic shaking
considering an event of >6 magnitude (VII intensity-MSK scale) earthquake. The seismic hazard maps are of
considerable significance for land use and urban planning. In the high seismic hazard areas construction of seismic
resistant structures should be made mandatory.
During F.S. 2014-15, a two year programme of Seismic Hazard Microzonation of areas in and around Kochi and
Ernakulam urban agglomeration, Kerala has been initiated.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WORK:


Item Code No.2014-15/SEI/SR/HQ/2014/098
Title: Seismic Hazard Microzonation of areas in and around Kochi and Ernakulam Urban
Agglomeration, Kerala
The officers were engaged in pre-field preparations viz. consultation of literatures and reports; geological /
geomorphological maps of the areas; Toposheets (58 C/ 1&5) and Degree sheet (58C); study of satellite data of Kochi
area and attended to necessary desk work before taking up the field work. They were engaged in consultation of
quaternary geological and geomorphological reports of the study area.
Technical discussions were held with the officers of PGRS Division regarding preparation of the detailed
landuse / landcover, geomorphological and lineament map of the study area using high resolution satellite imagery (LISS
IV & Cartosat -2) on 1:25,000 scale. Discussions were also held with officers of the Geophysics division regarding the
geophysical survey to be carried out for the study.
During the period under review, fieldwork pertaining to seismic hazard micro zonation for Trichur Urban
Agglomeration was carried out. An area of 10sq.km. in the eastern part of the area falling in part of toposheet no.
58C/1&5 was mapped and thematic data on geology, geomorphology and landuse were generated. The Ernakulam Kochin
urban agglomerates are located on the west coast of India and this densely populated twin city is an important commercial
hub of Kerala and tourist destination of the country. The geomorphic expression reveals the presence of active beach,
linear coast parallel palaeo-beach ridges seperated by swale, tidal flat, lagoon, creeks, distributary channels and other
associated forms which are characteristic of prograding coast. In this type of setting the surface lithological variations are
betweeen sand, silt and clay. However, examination of a sub-surface litholog, from the area, reveals that the

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unconsolidated sediments are dominated by dark grey silty clays. The ground water table in the area is shallow and is
intersected between 1.5 to 3.0m.
In the field, the officers met concerned officials viz. Collector & District Magistrate; Tahsildars of Fort Kochi &
Kannayanur; Geologists of Directorate of Geology & Mining; Director (Projects), Kochi Metro Rail Project, for
information, permission and co-operation in carrying out SPT drilling.

MISSION IVB
a) PETROLOGY DIVISION, SR

Research projects
Code No. & Title Nature of Work Total target During Achievement Summary
(F.S.2013-14) the since
Quarter Commencement
Petro-mineralogical SMPL (Nos.)
and geochemical PS 100 -- -- Carried out pre field
evaluation of PCS: studies such as
argillaceous a) Major elements 25 -- -- consultation of literature
sediments/ultra- b) Trace elements 25 -- -- pertaining to RP item and
potassic rocks for c) REE 25 -- -- consultation of Geological
Rare Earth Elements d) XRD 10 -- -- map of the study area. And
within e) EPMA 10 -- -- also consulted relevant
Cumbum/Pullampet progress reports.
Formations of No of field days Total No of field
Nallamalai Fold Belt ( During the days
RP/SR/HQ/2014/100 Quarter) J.S.David,
J.S.David, Director,
Director, ----Nil---
----Nil--- A.Anil Kumar,
A.Anil Kumar, Senior Geologist,
Senior Geologist, ----Nil---
----Nil--- K.Chandramoule
K.Chandramoulees eswara Rao,
wara Rao, Mineralogist
Mineralogist
----Nil---

Code No. & Title Nature of Work Total target During Achievement Summary
(F.S.2013-14) the since
Quarter Commencement
Petrological studies SMPL (Nos.)
of the surface and PS 50 -- --
subsurface litho- PCS:
sections of a) Major elements 20 -- --
Pullampeta b) Trace elements 20 -- --
Formation, c) REE 20 -- --
Mangampeta area, d) EPMA 15 -- --
Cuddapah district, e) Sulphur & Sr 10 -- --
Andhra Pradesh isotope studies
RP/SR/HQ/2014/099 f) Fluid inclusions As -- --
No of field days necessary
(During the
Quarter)
J.S.David,
Director, -Nil-
S.T.Narahari,
Sr. Geologist -Nil-
V.Adinarayana
Reddy, Geologist -
Nil-
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Petrology lab Services

Service item:
SER/SR/HQ/2013/19

1) Petrological Laboratory Assistance was provided to the officers of SU: AP., in their Petrographic
Assistance. Studies, Microphotography of thin sections and Image Analysis.
Officers have explained the exhibits of SR Museum and Rock Garden to the
visitors.

2) Technical consultancy. Petrographic Analysis of 12 nos of samples, submitted by outside agencies,


were carried out on commercial basis.
Heavy Mineral Analysis and petrographic studies were carried out for 2 nos
of samples submitted by Singareni Collieries Co., Ltd.

7 nos of Industrial Diamond samples submitted by AP&M Division, GSI,


3) Gem testing. SR, Hyd, were tested and Petrological Evaluation Report was submitted
5 nos of Gem Stones submitted by outside user agencies, were studied on
commercial basis.

79 thin/polished sections, pertaining to the SU: AP, were prepared.


4) Thin Section Preparation unit. Upkeep and maintenance of laboratories is continued with regard to,
1) Petrography lab, 2) Ore Microscopy Lab, 3) Gemology Lab,
5) General maintenance of 4) Sedimentology Lab, EPMA Lab, and 5) Thin section preparation unit.
Laboratories.
Training, followed by hands-on practice, has been imparted to trainees from
Afghanisthan on Metamorphism and ore microscopy
6) Training. Practical classes were conducted in ore mineragraphy and principles of
EPMA analysis were explained to the trainees of 37th OCG.

7) Seminar & symposia.


Whenever the students (from different colleges and/IITs etc.) visited the
Petrological labs, they were appraised of the laboratory facilities and also the
mode of functioning of the same. Services pertaining to the procurement and
8) Other activities supply of field equipment to different State Units and also to the individual
Officers of the Southern Region, were provided as per the requirement.

EPMA Services

Analysis could not be carried out during first quarter i.e. from 1 st April 2014 to 30 th June 2014, due to a series of
problems, (viz. failure of Air conditioning Units, discharge of some batteries and chiller break down) occurred to
peripheral supporting instruments.

EPMA started functioning from 25 th June 2014, after rectification of the above problems,

Calibration of EPMA carried out after attaining the required vacuume .

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b) PPOD, Bangalore
Petrology, Petrochemistry and Ore Dressing (PPOD) Division, is being developed as one of the three centre of excellence,
in the form of integrated R & D Centre under Mission-IV. During 2014-15, seven R & D items are taken up out of which
one items on Petrogenesis and source characteristics of base metal mineralization in Betul Belt, Madhya Pradesh is
continuing from 2013-14. Other six new research items cover subject like elemental mobility and dispersion in the
supergene environment in the mafic-ultramafic rocks of the Dharwar craton, genesis of gold mineralization in Ajjanahalli
Gold Prospect, fluid inclusion studies of quartz veins in the Tungsten deposit of Agargaon, Maharashtra, mineral and
elemental characterization of mill tailing of Kolar Gold Field, Kolar and tectono-metamorphic evolution of the transitional
zone between East and West Dharwar Craton (EDC & WDC) in the Kunigal- Yediyur Sector, Karnataka. Two items one on
elemental mobility and other on tectono-metamorphic evolution have been linked to IGC 2020 projects.
Activities of PPOD Division (Both RP and Service items)
Sl.No. Item with Title in brief with code Name(s) Designation Officer Field Days (OFDs)
Field Parties (FPs)
1 FSP Code No RP/SR/HQ/2013/065: Md.,Shareef Sr. Geologist -
Petrogenesis and source characteristics of (PT)
base metal mineralization in Betul Belt,
Madhya Pradesh through stable isotope Pradeepkumar, T Sr. -
studies. ef and. This is the second year of Geologist (PT)
the two year programme. Officers Both the officers are also engaged
engaged in report writing and other in laboratory service item
service items
2 FSP code no. RP/SR/HQ/2014/101: M.M Korakoppa, Sr -
Elemental mobility and dispersion in the Geologist (PT),
supergene environment in the mafic- Chandramoni C.M - (On maternity leave)
ultramafic rocks of the Dharwar craton. Sr Geologist (PT)
Dr. Deepthy, R, -
Mineralogist (PT) Both the officers are also engaged
in laboratory service item
3 FSP code no. RP/SR/HQ/2014/102: Madhushree Mandal, Sr. - 4 days
Genesis of gold mineralization in Geologist
Ajjanahalli Gold Prospect, Tumkur G. Gopalakrishna,
district, Karnataka by petrological, fluid Mineralogist (PT) -
inclusion and stable isotopic (C,O & S) Bijoy Kumar, Sr.
studies. Personnel:, and from NCEGR, Geologist from SU:KG, -
Bangalore and Bangalore
Both the officers are also engaged
in laboratory service item
4 FSP code no. RP/SR/HQ/2014/103: Fluid Girish Kumar Mayachar, -
inclusion studies of quartz veins in the Mineralogist (PT)
Tungsten deposit of Agargaon to reveal Officer is also engaged in
its genesis. laboratory service item.

5 FSP code no. RP/SR/HQ/2014/104: Manish. M. John, -


Petrogenesis and source characteristic of Geologist (PT)
REE hosted Carbonatite body from Smitha. R. S, Geologist -
Barmer district of Rajasthan. (PT)
Both the officers are also engaged
in laboratory service item

6 FSP code no. RP/SR/HQ/2014/105: Personnel: Jayasree -


Mineral and elemental characterization of Thomas, Sr. Mineralogist
mill tailing of Kolar Gold Field, Kolar, (PT)
Karnataka with special reference to gold.
S.S.Ameer Rasool, -
Mineralogist (PT) Md
Shareef, Sr. Geologist -
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(PT)
Officers are also engaged in
laboratory service item

7 FSP code no. RP/SR/HQ/2014/106: Md Shareef, Sr. Geologist 10 days


Tectono-metamorphic evolution of the (PT),
transitional zone between East and West S. N. Mahapatro, Suptd. 6 days
Dharwar Craton (EDC & WDC) in the Geologist (PT), GSITI,
Kunigal- Yediyur Sector, Karnataka Hyd
J. P.Mohakul, Suptd. 6 days
Geologist (PT), GSITI,
Hyd
Siladitya Sengupta,
Suptd. Geologist (PT), 8 days
G& IG, Kolkata
Krishnapriya Basak, Sr.
Geologist, (PT), G& IG, 8 days
Kolkata

Service item: SER/SR/HQ/PPOD/2013/25


1 I. Preparation of thin and polished Dr. Md. Shareef, Senior 1) Total 344 thin sections, thin
sections and assistance in petrographic, Geologist (PT) polished section, polished section,
ore microscopic studies and C M Chandramoni, Senior grain mount and wafers were
microphotography. Geologist (PT) prepared.
Madhushri Mondal, 2) Provided feedback, support,
Senior Geologist (PT) assistance and guidance in
petrological studies and
photomicrography to 20 officers of
GSI, Bangalore, two of SU-MP,
Bhopal and one of SU- Kerala,
Trivandrum.
3. Petrological studies and report
of three samples.
2 II. X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry and Jayasree Thomas, Senior Sample preparation unit made 264
X-ray Diffractometry Mineralogist (PT) nos of pressed pellets and 226 nos
Dr. Deepthy, R, of Fusion beads.
Mineralogist (PT) S.S. 244 samples were analyzed for
Ameer Rasool, R, both major and trace elements by
Mineralogist (PT) XRF.
mineral phase determinations of
114 samples were made by XRD

3 III. Mass Spectrometry R. Hanumantha, 12 samples were analysed for


Geologist (PT) till 30.4.14 stable isotopic determinations of S
Manish, M. John, by IRMS.
Geologist (w.e.f 12.5.14)
R.S. Smitha, Geologist
4 IV. Fluid Inclusion Study Unit Girish Kumar Mayachar, 15 samples covering 136
Mineralogist (PT) inclusions were analyze for micr-
thermometry studies.
5 V. Laboratory Scale Beneficiation work, Pradeep Kumar, T, Senior Heavy fractions separation by
Separation of heavy minerals and Geologist (PT) Mosley table and Isodynamic
identification C M Chandramoni, Senior separator of six samples pertaining
Geologist (PT) to SU:K&G, Bangalore.

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6 VI. Preparation of Certified Reference R. Hanumantha, Processing of five bulk samples is
Material Geologist (PT) completed and samples are ready
for analysis by different labs for
standardization of analytical
values. (Soil samples SB-1, SSB-1,
SRM/07/C, SRM-2A & 2B)
7 VII. Electron Probe Micro Analyser M.M Korakoppa, Senior Laboratory service
(EPMA) Geologist (PT), 83 samples were analysed for
Dr. G. Gopalakrishna, mineral chemistry through 1917
Mineralogist (PT) nos of quantitative analyses. 270
BSE images were acquired.

c) PALAEONTOLOGY, SR, HYDERABAD


i) Biostratigraphy Of The Quaternary Sediments Along The Kerala Coastal Tract And Midland Rivers
(RP/SR/HQ/2013/066): Consultation of literature pertaining to the item and area viz. GSI Special Publication No. 88,
Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of coastal plains of Kerala, Catalogue of Foraminifera,Volume, the 3 degree
sheets (58B, C&D) and 13 toposheets of the study area and planning of field traverses.
ii) Search and study for dinosaur and vertebrate fossil remains in the Kota Formation and Mesozoic vertebrates
from the other Upper Gondwana formations of the Pranhita - Godavari Valley in Southeastern part of Adilabad
district, Andhra Pradesh. (RP/SR/HQ/2014/107): Engaged in pre-field preparations like consultation of literature
pertaining to the item and area viz. material on dinosaur from Kota Formation of Pranhita-Godavari Valley; Mesozoic
vertebrates from the Upper Gondwana sediments of the Pranhita-Godavari Valley in Karimnagar and parts of Adilabad
districts.

d) RS DIVISION, SR:
Deciphering sea level changes and climatic vicissitude along the Andhra Coast
(ENV/SR/RSAS/2014/111): Consultation of literatures and collection of unpublished reports from the Library.

xi) TCS Division

1. The Internal Resource Generated during the period is as follows:


Total amount of Internal resource generated Rs. 32,03,561/-
Total Service Tax Generated (Incl. Inst. on S.T.) Rs. 3,97,519/-
Total Education Cess Generated Rs.1,193 /-
2. Four unpublished progress reports of Tamil Nadu on mineral investigation were priced and sent to
CHQ for approval. After getting the approval from the competent authority the same were handed
over to M/s MECL on deferred payment basis.
3. Raised the Bills of Commercial Projects of Engineering Geology Division, SR, for 2010-2012 &
201213.
4. Reminders are also sent to the commercial projects taken up by Engineering Geology Division, SR,
GSI, Hyderabad for the period from October, 2005 to March 2013 for the recovery of the
consultancy charges along with interest on Service Tax.
5. Had discussions with the commercial parties regarding sponsored items.

xii) QUALITY MANAGEMENT

FSP Implementation: As per the available Quality Management Data Sheets in the RQM Cell for the review period, the
field officers are carrying out pre field studies and it is found that the supervisory officers of the concerned projects and
Mission Heads expressed satisfaction about the work carried out by the field officers and laboratory officers of SR.
Quality Management: QM data sheets received from the officers of SR are being sent to respective Regional Mission
Heads for assessment. Steps are being taken to encourage the officers to realize the importance of the role of GSI in facing
the modern challenges and try their best to cope up with the demands. Further, the officers are constantly being advised and
encouraged to excel in their performance to bring about better results in their work output, with an aim to finally attain
international standards.

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Peer Review of Reports: Following reports, which were externally peer reviewed, were sent to concerned authors along
with comments/suggestions, of external peer reviewers, for modification.
Sl. Item FS Authors Title of the Report
No No.
1 RP/SR/HE/2 2012-13 V.Chakravarthy Palaeontologhical palaeoclimatic and biostratigraphic
102/070 studies of Cretaceous bryozoans from the Cauvery
basin in parts of Tiruchirappalli, Ariyalur-Cuddalore
districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry district of
Puducherry
2 GCM/SR/A 2012-13 K.S.Bhaskara Rao Geochemical mapping in parts of Cuddapah, Nellore &
P/2012/021 A.K. Srivastava Prakasam dstricts, AP. (Toposheet No. 57M/4)
3 MGR/SR/M 2012-13 N.Vijaya Durga Multibeam Bathymetric survey in the continental slope
&CSD-EC- of Visakhapatnam, AP.
II/SM/2012/
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xiii) LIBRARY
a), SR, Hyderabad
In tune with the trend towards modernisation, GSI, SR Library has initiated Automation with the help of two
internees of Library Information Science. Since June 2011 journals and books are being systematically rearranged and
labelled and the metadata of books are being uploaded into open-source NEWGENLIB software. Already books and
journals in 114 bays out of 141 bay containing 7 shelves each have been systematically rearranged and labelled and
metadata of 2989 out of 7667 books have been uploaded. The work on softcopy conversion of Pre-2004 unpublished
progress reports and uploading on to the GSI Portal has also picked up momentum. Standard purchase methods of the
GOOD OFFICES COMMITTEE of The Federation of Publishers & Booksellers Associations in India are being
implemented for the purchase of books. Publication Division GSI SR has also initiated a dialogue with the National Institute
of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) a branch of the Council of Scientific and Industrial
Research (CSIR), devoted to dissemination and documentation of S&T information, towards connecting us to the
worldwide E Library network.

A face lift to the library to promote a library culture is long over due hence the preparation of a Standard Operation
practice (SOP) for the GSI SR Library and its implementation.

b) SU: KERALA: The Library has a collection of about 1800 Indian and Foreign Scientific Books and a small collection
of general reference books, in addition to various GSI Publications. The back issues of several scientific journals, from the
mid sixties onwards are also available for reference. The books and journals in the library are available to students from
colleges and scientists from other institutions for reference.

xiv) CORE REPOSITORY:

The drill core generated in Southern Region, GSI from mineral investigations and statigraphic drilling is being preserved in
Core Libraries at following three places.
i. Regional Drill Core Library, SR, GSI, Bandalaguda Complex, Hyderabad,
ii. Core Library at Vajrakarur Diamond Project Plant, Ananatpur district, A.P. and
iii. Core Library at Chitradurga Field Training Centre, Chitradurga district, Karnataka.
The details of drill core preserved at these three places and progress of work is as follows:

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i. The Regional Drill Core Library at GSI Complex, Hyderabad.
A total of 1973 core boxes for 265 nos. boreholes from 35 investigations carried out in the states of Andhra
Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu by Southern Region and the erstwhile AMSE Wing, GSI since 1975 have
been preserved in the Regional Drill Core Library, Hyderabad. The cores preserved belong to investigations carried out
for gold, limestone, molybdenum, copper, lead, zinc, platinoid group elements and clay investigations. Details of
investigations for which the core is preserved are as follows:

1. Gold Investigations in Andhra Pradesh :


a. Jonnagiri deep drilling, b. Dona North and South, c. Kottapalli blocks
2. Kerala Clay investigation
a. Palai block
3. Kerala Gold investigations
b. Naikerpadi, c. Mundayur, d. Pottupadi, e. Kallakeri, f. Puttumala blocks.
4. Tamil Nadu investigations
a. Molybdenum of Dharampuri sector, b. Limestone of Ariyalur sector, c. Gold of Nilagiri sector
d. Stratigraphic drilling of Kanchipuram sector, e. Limestone of Patti-Vriddhachalam sector.
5. AMSE Wing investigations
a. Varrikunta & Karredukuppa areas, Cuddapah district, A.P.
b. Ghantapuram-Rayavaram(Markapur area), Prakasam district, A.P.
c. Padusalabhavi & Marripadu areas, Nellore district, A.P.
d. Tippireddipalle block, Cuddapah district, A.P.
e. Kadikengaebetta and Ramanahalli areas, Hassan district, Karnataka.
f. Musturu area, Chitradurga district, Karnataka.
g. Turuvanur and Kumabevu areas, Chitradurga district, Karnataka.
h. Papanasi and Doni blocks, Dharwar district, Karnataka.
i. Alladahalli (East block), Hassan district, Karnataka.
j. Karimaranahalli block, Hasan district, Karnataka.
k. Banasandra area, Tumkur district, Karnataka.
l. Bellibetta block, Mandya district, Karnataka.
m. Gaudikatte area, Davangere district, Karnataka.

The Regional Drill Core Library of SR has received about 500 nos. of skeletonised GI boxes pertaining to the following
investigations.
Chettiyampalaiyam, Tasampalaiyam and Karungalpatti blocks, Sittampundi Anorthosite Complex, Namakkal district,
Tamilnadu (FS 2008-2012).
Vellampatti south block and Vellakkal central block of Harur-Uttangarai Molybdenum belt Dhamapuri district,
Tamilnadu (FS 2008-2013).
Arsanur Graphite.
The above mentioned boxes were shifted to core library. Besides this about 440 boxes compising 1750 meters of
core were rearranged into the steel racks and labeled. Further work of arranging into the racks and labeling of boxes is in
progress.
Made correspondence with CHQ regarding allotment of funds for establishing National drill core library.

xv) GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM / ROCK GARDENS / GEOPARKS:

Geological Museum, SRO:


The Geological Survey of India started its Southern Regional Office at Hyderabad during 1961. In the formative
stages, a Geological Museum was established for housing specimens of rocks, minerals and fossils of geological
importance, collected by the field officers.

In the year 1990, when GSI shifted to its own premises at Bandlaguda a Geological Museum was set up in the GSI
Complex of Southern Region, Hyderabad. The museum was named after Dr. William King, a pioneering worker of GSI in
2004. It is housed in a quite elegant 14m x 23m single, 13m high hall.

The museum has two sections, one dedicated to rocks, minerals and ores and other to fossils. The museum houses
over 305 rocks and 235 mineral specimens collected from southern parts of the country representing the entire geololgical
column. Rocks are displayed genesis-wise. Minerals are displayed separately as per mode of occurrence and industrial
use. Approximately 103 specimens of dimensional stones/building stones are displayed as cut and polished slabs/blocks.

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The Palaeontology section houses various plant and animal fossils. It contains vertebrate fossils, mainly of
dinosaurus, collected from Godavari-Pranhita valley Andhra Pradesh and inveretebrate fossils, most importantly
Ammonites, etc. A total of more than 163 vertebrate and invertebrate fossils along with 14 reptile models of different
sizes are stored in the museum. Special mention may be made of the full-sized fossilized skeleton of Rhynocosaurus
discovered in Gondwana Formations from Karimnagar district, Andhra Pradesh. GSI, SR has reconstructed a full sized
dinosaur skeleton in Birla Science Museum, which is located in the Central part of Hyderabad and is visited by many
people including tourists. The dinosaur was discovered in Yamanpalli area of Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh.

The museum exhibits 29 paintings on the important events of the evolution and morphological features of earth
and evolution of life, 17 maps and one globe. The major share of exhibits belongs to the characteristic rocks and minerals
of the southern states (Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Goa). Some samples from other states and a
few foreign specimens are also housed.

GSI, SR has a Parks & Museums division. As per the HPC recommendations, National level museums have to
be established in Chennai, Bengaluru & Hyderabad along with State level museums in Goa, Kerala and Puducherry. In
Chennai there is a museum which has a geology gallery. There is a need to enhance / enrich the state galleries with
geological samples / exhibits. All the State Units have identified nodal officers to interact with the State Governments to
indicate the role of GSI to enrich / establish National level as well as State level museums as per the HPC
recommendations.

PARKS & MUSEUM, SR


Item No. SER/SR/HQ/2013/049

1) Looked after the regular maintenance and upkeep of Museum and Rock Garden.

2)A project to videograph and voice record the geologically important features, monuments, Geoparks and museums
situated in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka & Gao, Tamilnadu and Kerala has been proposed. Shri. N.J. Sumanth, Suptdg.
Geologist and Shri. Samuel Sukumar, Suptdg. Geologist will visit these areas to videograph the geological features and after
editing and voice recording in the studio a cassette will be made. Discussions were held with Shri. K. Mahender Reddy,
Director, PSS-I and Shri. P. Ashok Kumar, Director, PSS-II, Finance in connection with taking up the project. Shri. S.
Balakrishnan, ADG, SR, has agreed and approved the project. The existing Rock garden and the museum in the GSI
complex, SR, Hyderabad has been video graphed during the last week of May 2014. The video shooting of the remaining
areas will be taken up in due course.
Besides video graph, steps to improve and update the rock garden & museum and establish Fossil gallery in the campus are
the other priorities to be taken up. RCA has been applied to meet the expenditure.
Visited Doordarshan, Ramanthapur and other private video recording studios and called for quotations/ Estimate for the said
project work.

Visit to GSI Museums & Labs:


1) Trainee Officers of Afghanistan Geological Survey, undergoing training at GSITI, Hyderabad were given the
exposure of the petrological and geoanalytical facilities available with GSI, SR, Hyderabad. The trainees visited the
rock garden and Museum on 28th May 2014 and Shri. Dr. G. Suresh, GSITI faculty explained the exhibits to the
trainees.
2) School children along with their parents visited GSI Museum and Rock Garden, Hyderabad during the period from
1st April to 15th June 2014.

SU: KERALA

Project: Parks & Museum (FSP No. SER/ SR/ HQ/ 2014/049):
GSI has passed a resolution declaring Varkala cliff as a Geoheritage site and the DG, GSI has requested the Chief
Secretary, Govt. of Kerala to issue a notification in this regard. As directed by the Director General, office of SU: Kerala is
pursuing the matter with Govt. of Kerala for issuance of notification. Managing Director, Vision Varkala Infrastructure
Development Corporation Ltd took initiative and arranged a meeting with the Honble Chief Minister, Kerala. The DDG,
SU: Kerala made a presentation on significance of Varkala and follow up action required and the meeting was attended by
Minister for Tourism, Minister for Culture, MLA, Municipal Chairman, Municipal Secretary, Vice Chairman, State
Planning Board, Secretaries of various departments and several senior officials of Govt. of Kerala were present. GSI was
represented by the DDG, Director (TC), Director (Parks & Museum) and Director (EG&LS).

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F. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS AND MILESTONES:
Coverage of 6, 28, 597 sq.km. out of total area of 6,41,707 sq.km of Southern Region by geological mapping on
1:50,000/63,360 scale covering both hard rock and quaternary areas.
A total area of 1, 06,776 sq.km (upto March, 2014) covered in geologically critical areas of Southern Region on
large scale (1:25,000) under Specialised Thematic Mapping including structure, stratigraphy, etc.
Geophysical Mapping (GPM) carried out in 84,941 sq,km(upto March, 2014) on 1:50,000 scale.
Geochemical Mapping (GCM) carried out in 94,474 sq.km(upto March, 2014) on 1:50,000 scale
Publication of Geological Maps ( 85MBMs, 60 GQMs (2nd edition), 346 RGB print ready 1:50K maps) and 10
GQMs (2nd edition)i.e. 65O, 56J, 57G, 58B, 58H, 58K, 58L, 58N, 58O and 58D were released in 9th RAC
meeting held at Hyderabad on 27th June, 2014.
Technical Advice rendered to Nuclear Power Corporation for Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant
Technical advice rendered to Karnataka Power Corporation for Kudigi Plant
Engineering Geological service to Irrigation Departments Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
through sponsored field programmes for building reservoirs, dams, tunnels etc.
Building repository of Information on Landslides and providing information to the Nodal Agencies at GSI, New
Delhi.
Southern Region Core Library is under revamp on modern lines for consultation and study by interested parties/
professionals.

G. SIGNIFICANT MINERAL RESOURCE ASSESSMENT:


Concerted efforts in the field of mineral exploration have paid positive result in the form of proving additional
resources and identifying several promising mineral prospects in recent years by Geological Survey of India, SR. An
important location of major mineral deposits/promising prospects; their geological settings and estimated reserves are
described below in brief:

1. Gold:
In Andhra Pradesh:
9.841 m.t of gold ore with a grade in the range of 1.16 to 31.29 g/t of Au in Dona sector of Jonnagiri area.
0.115 m.t with an average grade of 2.65 g/t in Kattapalle block.
3.47 m.t. with a grade in the range of 4.00 to 6.22 g/t in Chigaragunta area, South Kolar schist belt.
0.65 m.t with an average grade of 4.30 g/t in Mallappakonda

In Karnataka:
Gold deposits explored by G.S.I in different blocks in the schist belts of Karnataka are i) Hutti-Maski Schist belt: Uti,
Wandalli, Hira-Buddini, Kadoni, Chinchergi Blocks ii) Gadag Schist Belt: Hosur-Champion, Sangli mine, Mysore mine,
Kabuliyatkatti North, Nagavi Blocks iii) Chitradurga Schist Belt: Ajjanahalli Main Ajjanahalli West and G. R. Halli Blocks
iv) Nuggihalli Schist Belt: Kempinkote Block v) Shimoga Schist Belt: Chinmulgund Block. A total of 15.915 m.t. of
reserve having grade upto 23.20 g/t Au is estimated for these blocks.
Gold resources in some of these blocks are given below:
1.5 m.t of gold ore with an average grade of 3.00 g/t in Chinmalgund area of Shimoga schist belt, Dharwar District,
Karnataka.
0.54 m.t of gold ore with a grade of 11.95 to 16.16 g/t in Hira-Buddini block of Hutti Maski schist belt.
0.089 m.t of gold ore with an average grade of 3.92 g/t in Tuppadhur block of Hutti-Massi schist belt.
0.60 m.t. of gold ore with an average grade of 4 g/t in G.R. block of Chitradurga Schist Belt, Chitradurga District.

The details of resource assessed in different blocks of Ajjanahalli gold fields are:
Resource (in million Average gold
Sl. No. Name of the block
tonnes) (UNFC:333) content
1 Ajjanahalli Main Block 1.51 1.76g/t
2 Ajjanahalli West Block 0.76 1.49g/t
3 Ajjanahalli Block-A 0.58 1.84g/t
4 Ajjanahalli Block-B 0.37 1.35g/t
5 Ajjanahalli Block-C 0.26 2.55g/t
6 Ajjanahalli Block-D 1.05 0.94g/t
7 Ajjanahalli Block-E 0.23 1.03g/t

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In Kerala:
Primary gold 0.77 m t is associated with epigenetic quartz veins emplaced into weak planes of the country rock in
Malappuram district, Kerala.
Placer gold 1993 kg (metal) occurs in association with heavy minerals in stream and river channels
draining primary gold-bearing terrains in Palakkad district, Kerala.

2. Diamond:
In Andhra Pradesh:
Surveys carried at in search of Kimberlites has resulted in locating 21 kimberlite bodies in Wajrakarur field of
Anatapur district and 36 bodies in the Narayanpet field in the western part of Mahabubnagar district in AP and
adjoining Gulbarga district of Karnataka the Raichur field in Raichur district and adjoining Mahabubnagar
district in AP hold 5 bodies.
In recent years, processing of bulk samples of 2000 tonnes collected from Anumpalle Dibbasani, Gollapalle at
Wajrakarur plant has yielded 81 diamonds weighting 20.74 carats.

In Karnataka:
An area of 5043 sq km in Gulbarga, Raichur and Bellary districts have been surveyed for Kimberlite and 14 Kimberlite
bodies (10 in Gulbarga and 4 in Raichur district) have been identified. Out of these, one in Raichur district is proved to be
diamondiferous.

3. Iron Ore
In Karnataka:
Major iron ore deposits are spread over Bellary, North Kanara, Chickmagalur, Shimoga, Chitradurga and Tumkur districts.
Reserves of 2784 million tonnes of magnetite and 1072 million tonnes of haematite have been estimated. Sizeable Iron ore
resources have been estimated in the free hold areas in NMDC Block in Sandur Schist Belt, Bellary district. These
resources, estimated for two banded haematite chert bands for a strike length of 1470 and 620 m (total length 2.09 km) with
an average width of 25-30 m. include:
82, 05, 513 tonnes with a grade of 57.37% of Fe(t) at 45% cut off
71,32,299 tonnes with a grade of 59.55% of Fe(t) at 50% cut off and
57,17,634 tonnes with a grade of 61.40% of Fe (t) at 55% cut off
Titaniferous Vanadiferous Magnetite occurs around Mulemane and northwest of Kumbarwada in Uttara Kannada district
and Masanikere, Davangere district. A total reserve of 3.2 million tonnes and 8.2 million tonnes of ore has been estimated
in these two areas, respectively. Besides, small layered to lensoid bodies of gabbro - anorthosite with V-Ti have been
recorded around Ubrani, Sakrebyle and Devanarsipura in parts of Shimoga district.

In Goa:
Iron and manganese ore deposits are reported along 95 km long NW-SE trending belt extending from Saliginim to Noibaga.
The iron ore deposits consist of essentially haematite and partially magnetite, limonite and goethite. The iron ore bodies are
massive, bedded, platy, brecciated, earthy laminated (biscuity) concretionary and powdery (blue dust) in nature. The
important deposits in North Goa found around Bicholim, Sanquelim, Velguem and Palle. In situ reserves of 1061 million
tonnes of haematite ore with 62.62% Fe and 144 million tonnes of low grade magnetite ore with 35.91% Fe have been
established in North Goa and a total of 680 million tonnes of ores of all grades are estimated in South Goa. Large resources
of low grade magnetite ore with 25-40% Fe content are available in the Dhave-Sonal area.

In Tamil Nadu:
A resource of over 500 million tonnes with an average grade of 38% Fe is estimated for the major magnetite quartzite bands
occurring in Salem, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Vilupuram, Dharmapuri, Tiruchirapalli, Namakkal and Perambalur Districts.

In Kerala
100 mt of iron ore occurring as banded magnetite quartzite (quartz-magnetite grunerite) associated with charnockite and
peninsular gneissic complex in Kozhikode & Malappuram districts in Kerala.

4. Lignite
In Tamil Nadu:
GSI has established a 130 x 5-150 km. lignite belt between Mannargudi in the south to Bahur (Puducherry) in the north.
Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd. Currently exploits parts of this belt.

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5. Limestone
In Karnataka
Sizeable reserves of cement grade limestone and dolomite are present in parts of Belgaum and Bijapur districts. Besides,
crystalline limestone is also found in parts of Tumkur, Chitradurga and Belgaum districts. The total proved limestones of all
grades in the state are about 694 million tonnes.

In Goa:
Magnesium rich crystalline limestone containing CaO 33%, MgO 12.8%, with a few cement grades is reported from Ivore
khurd in the west to Derodem in the east and in the Surla Ghat. The band extends over a strike length of about 20 km and is
about 50 m thick. The estimated reserves of all grades of limestone are about 80 million tonne.

In Tamil Nadu
Geological Survey of India has established about 670 mt. of limestone in the state. A number of cement industries are
functioning based on these resources. An additional resource of 96.49 mt. of marginal to cement grade limestone has been
established recently in Cuddalore district.

In Kerala
12 mt of crystalline limestone associated with calc-granulites of the Khondalite Group in Palakkad district, Kerala.

6. Bauxite
In Karnataka
Bauxite occurs in Khanapur taluk, Belgaum district, Coondapur and Baindoor in South Kanara district, Kumta, Honavar
and Bhatkal in North Kanara district, Guppripare, Nagarkalpare and Dodhara in Bababudangiri hill ranges. A total reserve
of 27.42 million tonnes of bauxite has been estimated in the entire region of Karnataka.
In Goa:
Bauxite occurs in the plateau areas of Goa around Mopa, Pernem, Morgim, Ibrampur, Dargalim, Koragaon, Consua,
Quelossim, Betul, Palolem and Galgibaga. The estimated recoverable reserve is 28.09 million tonnes.

In Kerala
15.75 mt of bauxite, formed by insitu weathering of Arachaean crystalline rocks and Warkali sedimentary rocks was found
as patches within laterite capping. The change is gradational from laterite to aluminous laterite to bauxite in
Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kannur &Kasaragod districts in Kerala.

7. Molybdenum
In Tamil Nadu
4.90 m.t with an average grade of 0.078% Mo at the cut-off of 0.01% Mo in Velampatti South Block of Harur-
Uttangarai Belt, Tamil Nadu.
0.484 m.t with an average grade of 0.11% Mo in Marudipatti Central Block of Harur - Uttangarai Belt, Tamil
Nadu.
47,986 tonnes with an average Mo grade of 0.0158% in Vellakkal Central Block, Dharmapuri District, Tamil
Nadu (Cut-off of 500 ppm average Mo grade)
84,966 tonnes with an average Mo grade on 0.0339% in Vellakkal Central Block, Dharmapuri District, Tamil
Nadu (Cut-off of 300 ppm average Mo grade)
2,10,032 tonnes with an average Mo grade of 0.0223% in Vellakkal Central Block, Dharmapuri District, Tamil
Nadu (Cut off of 100 ppm average Mo grade)

8. Chromite
In Karnataka:
Chromite deposits are found around Tagadur, Byrapur, Jambur, Aladahalli and Kadakola in parts of Mysore and Hassan
districts. Around 1.5 million tonnes of recoverable reserves of chromite has been established.

In Goa
Chromite bodies of 2.4 km length and an average width of about 400 m with Cr 2O3 content upto 28% occur towards east
and northeast of Bondla.

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9. Graphite
In Tamil Nadu
About 0.5 million tonnes of graphite resource with 15% FC has been estimated in the Sivaganga Graphite Belt. GSI has
recently established an additional 0.72 mt. graphite with 13% FC in the hitherto unexplored parts. Government and private
entrepreneurs currently exploit this deposit.
10. Manganese
In Karnataka:
Karnataka has the second largest recoverable reserve of manganese ores in India and has reserve of 4.10 million tonnes.
Sizeable deposits are found in Kanvihalli, Deogiri-Subbrayanahalli in Bellary district, Kumsi and Tarkebail in North
Kanara district and Dodaguni and Chikkanayakanahalli in Tumkur district.

In Goa
Manganese ore deposits of Goa are lateritoid type and found at or near the surface, in areas occupied by Fe-Mn phyllites.
They occur as irregular lensoid bodies and pockets of varying dimensions. The deposits comprise laterite at the surface with
concretions of black coloured iron and manganese ores followed at depth by bouldery manganese ore and then by
manganiferous clay called Wad. The ore minerals are mainly pyrolusite, psilomelane and partly cryptomelane, biannite
and manganite. The grade of ore ranges from metallurgical to black iron ore with Fe+Mn content of 42-45%. The iron
content varies inversely with manganese in general. All deposits of economic significance are confined to the southern part
of Goa viz., Rivona, Canvorem, Salginim, Verlem, Columba, Netrolim, Muriem, Pirla and Cosmor areas.

11. Magnesite
In Tamil Nadu
The most prominent deposit of magnesite in Tamilnadu is located on Chalk Hills, Salem district. The total reserves in the
Chalk Hills are estimated at 44 million tonnes.
In Karnataka:
Magnesite occurrences are known in Mysore, Coorg and Bellary district. Dodkanya working mines near Mysore have a
reserve of 12 million tones.

12. Clay:
In Kerala:
24 mt of China clay. Primary and sedimentary clay are associated with Tertiary Warkali Formation, underlying
Archaean crystalline rocks in Palai Block, Nileswaram, & Kasaragod districts, Kerala
3000 mt of China clay. Insitu kaolinisation of upper part of feldspar rich Archaean rocks produced thick deposits
of primary clay. Sedimentary clays are bedded deposits associated with the Warkalli Formation in
Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kannur, & Kasaragod districts, Kerala.
In Goa:
Small and lenticular deposits of clay are recorded at Camarconda, Concem and Befora in Ponda taluk, Kakora in Quepem
taluk and Colvale in Bardez taluk. The Camarconda (south) and Kakora (north) deposits constitute high grade refractory
material. Reserves of about 0.164 million tonnes of washed clay have been estimated.

13. Dimension stone


In Andhra Pradesh:
13.628 million cubic meters of black granite and 182.0226 million cubic meters of varieties of multi-coloured
granites in Prakasam, Kurnool, Vizianagaram and Mahabubnagar districts.

In Karnataka:
Karnataka occupies a prominent position in producing variety of quality stones to cater to the external and domestic
demands. Ilkal red/ chilly red (granite), Chamarajanagar black (dolerite with clouded felspars), flaggy limestones
(marketing name is Shahabad Slabs) are some of the commercial types of dimension/ ornamental stones exploited from
different parts of the state. Sizable deposits of dimensional stones have been established which include:
500 million Cu.m of black granite in Hassan, Chickmagalur Districts.
1500 million Cu.m of other varieties in Bangalore rural, Tumkur, Kolar and Gulbarga districts.
500 million Cu.m of black granite in Hassan, Chickmagalur Districts
1500 million Cu.m of other varieties in Bangalore, Tumkur, Kolar and Gulbarga district

In Tamil Nadu:
29.398 million cubic meters in Madurai, Dharmapuri, Villupuram, Thiruchirapalli, Virudunagar, Dindugal,
Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Kanya Kumari districts.

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In Kerala: 42,571 cubic meters in Kerala.

14. Base Metals (Cu,Pb,Zn):


In Karnataka: Low grade small occurrences of copper mineralisation are recorded in at Ingaldhalu, Chitradurga District
and at Tinthini, Raichur District. These were mined few decades back and closed due to their economically unviable nature.
A few other occurrences include Kalasapura in Chikmagalur district, Kaiga Mothimakki in Uttara Kannada district,
Masanikere - Tavarekere in Davangere district, Aladahalli and Nuggihalli in Hassan district and Kallur - Machanur in
Raichur district.

15. Platinoids:
In Karnataka: Incidence of Platinum group of elements has been reported in the intrusive ultramafites occurring around
Hanumalapura in Davangere district and its extension areas of Masanikere-Tavarekere-Magyathahalli. It is also reported in
the ultramafites of Mothimakki area in Uttara Kannada district.

In Goa
A mafic-ultramafic complex extending over a strike length of 20 km with the maximum width of 4 km is observed near
Usgaon. The major constituents include dunite, peridotite, pyroxenite and gabbro. The ultramafic variants, dunite and
harzburgite host chromite mineralisation at Usgaon and Bondla. Occurrence of Pt, Pd, Rh, Ir and Ru is detected from the
chromite samples of the Bondla area.

16. Tungsten:
In Karnataka: This strategic mineral is commonly associated with gold mineralization at Kolar Gold Fields, Hutti-Maski
Schist Belt and Gadag Schist Belt. A reserve of 0.266 million tonnes with 0.18% WO 3 is known to occur in K.G.F and
0.102 million tonnes in Hutti Gold fields.

17. Radioactive minerals:


In Karnataka: Fault controlled epigenetic hydrothermal deposits of radioactive minerals occur near Gogi within the
limestone of Bhima basin.

18. Miscellaneous minerals:


In Goa
Silica sand deposits of considerable magnitude are reported along the coast of Goa. The important deposits are: (1)
Calanguta, Baga sector extending from Agoada in the south to Baga in the north and (2) Betul, Pali sector extending from
Betul in the south to Pali in the north. The chemical analysis shows SiO2: 93.20-96.48%, Fe2O3: 0.53-1.67%, Al2O3: 0.21-
2.08% and TiO2: 0.11-1.20%. The estimated recoverable reserves are 17.02 million tonnes.

Quartzites suitable for the manufacture of coloured glassware, ferro-silicon and refractory bricks are reported around
Concem and Shiroda in Ponda taluk. The quartzite is hard, massive and almost white in colour. A reserve of 14.55 million
tonnes, with 96.18 to 97.64% silica and 0.84 to 1.06% iron content, is estimated upto a depth of 10 m.

In Kerala
Glass Sand, 41.6 mt, associated with palaeo-beach ridges in Alappuzha district, Kerala.
Heavy Mineral Sand 163 mt. The concentration of heavy minerals in the beach sands is higher towards south of
Kayamkulam in Kerala coast.

In Tamil Nadu
Sizeable concentrations of heavy minerals which include ilmenite, rutile, monazite and garnet occur in the beach sands of
Kanyakumari, Tuticorin and Nagapattinam districts. Indian Rare Earths Lt. Currently exploits the occurrence in
Kanyakumari district.
In Karnataka: Vermiculite Economically significant deposits are found at Mevanagatta near Holenarsipura in Hassan
district and at Dodkanya, Thalur and Varuna in Mysore district. A total reserve of 27,680 tonnes has been established.
Barytes: Economically significant deposits are found at Gadisunkapur Block in Bagalkot district. A total reserve of 50,310
tonnes has been established in Zone-I and IV with BaSO4 values 55.78% and 58.78%. In Zone II another 0.139 m.tonnes
with BaSO values 4 47.97% was estimated. In all 45% cut off grade was taken for all zones.

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H. ASSISTANCE TO STATE GOVERNMENT AND OTHER AGENCIES:

GSI is open for any type of collaboration and assistance to the State Governments, Universities and other agencies
including private companies and firms for the advancement and propagation of Geoscience.
GS has been rendering assistance to the State Directorates of Mines and Geology and to the Ministry of
Irrigation and Power as and when required. It has also provided necessary information to multi national companies in
supplying all available data as desired by them. It has also undertaken several investigations on sponsorship basis for state
and central government undertakings of which Project: Jaladhatri is an excellent example.
Project: Jaladhatri is World Bank funded, sponsored item of Ground Water Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh
which envisages generation of digital data sets in GIS mode on 12 themes (geology, geomorphology and structure, land
use, soil, culture, topographic and administrative themes) for the State of Andhra Pradesh (2,86,000 sq. kms.) spread over
nearly 462 toposheets on 1:50,000 scale. This work has been completed by GSI in association with Survey of India.This 12
layer digital thematic data is a powerful tool for earth scientists/ administrators/planners/developers in the development of
the State of Andhra Pradesh in ground water, natural resources, forest wealth, disaster mitigation and in sustainable general
development of the state.
In the state of Karnataka GSI has undertaken several investigations which include:
i. Construction of dams of Goa and bridge across Mandori River
ii. Foundation studies for LCA aircraft for ADA
iii. Slope stability studies at Cabo Hills, Raj Bhavan, Panaji
iv. Protection of Dattapeetha Cave, Chikmagalur district, Karnataka
v. Stability analysis on the Railway Lines SWR Karnataka
vi. District Authorities requested for technical support and landslide investigations.

XII PLAN WORK ENVISAGED FOR GSI, SR:


Works carried out by Southern Region (pertaining to Mission I & II) during the XII Plan period with details on
the targets and achievements for the first quarter of the Field Season 2014-15 under XII Plan including the State Units:
A.P, Karnataka & Goa, TN & Puducherry and Kerala beside Geophysics Division, SR are given in Annexure - 2A.

1. FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE UNDER CURRENT PLAN, GSI, SR:

Financial outlay during XII Plan Period is given in Annexure3A. Scheme-wise, quarter-wise distribution of approved
plan funds and actual expenditure for the years 2014-15 are given in Annexures-3B. Scheme-wise, month-wise distribution
of approved plan funds and actual expenditure for 2013-14 are given in Annexures-3C.

2. FSP WORK (FS 2014-15):


The current field season programme has been formulated in tune with the departmental priorities as per the XII
plan document, taking into consideration the recommendations of the State Geological Programming Boards and the
decisions taken by the SRC and Term Review committees with the final approval of the Central Geological Programming
board.

Under Mission-I, 12 STM items and 38 GCM items are under execution as against 11 STM items and 31GCM items
carried out during FS 2013-14. Four items of GPM, 25 items of Marine and Coastal surveys and one Geomorphological and
lineament mapping item under RS Division are being carried out during the current field season.

Under Mission - II, a total of 39 mineral investigations (under Mission-IIA- 32 items & Mission-IIB-7 items) have
been taken up during the ongoing field season as against 34 items carried out during FS 2013-14. Out of these; 4
investigations are for PGE, 8 for gold, 5 for diamond, 3 for Basemetal, 4 for Iron ore, 1 each for chromite, Tungsten, Dunite
and Graphite besides, 7 for coal/lignite and 4 for REE. One service item of maintenance of Diamond Processing plant at
Wajrakarur under Mission II is continued during the current Field Season. Among these, 31 are under G-4 stage, 8 are
under G-3 stage
State-wise break up of investigations taken up for different mineral commodities are given in Table-11.

Under Mission - III, 34 items (Geodata/Geoinformatics-21 (8 standard & 13 Service Items), 12 MCPI( 5 standard & 7
Service items), Publication-1) are taken up during the current field season. It includes Integration of geological,
geochemical, geophysical, aero-geophysical and remote sensing data of 57F and 57E degree sheets. Preparation o 1:50K
print ready RGB layouts as a link up item with the M&C Division of Southern Region. And one service item on OCBIS
link item with Geodata CHQ.

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Under Mission - IV, a total of 35 items (under Mission-IVA 15 ( 10 standard & 5 service items, Mission IVB- 20 (19
standad & 1 service item)) encompassing geotechnical evaluation and water resource development projects, earthquake
geology and landslide investigations, and research projects under Petrology, Palaeontology, geophysics, M & CSD, PPOD,
Bangalore and Quaternary & Environmental Geology have been undertaken during the field season 2014-15. The work of
Engineering Geology Division is spaced round the year and largely the programmes are sponsored and taken up on
payment basis.
Under Mission V, 8 training programmes have been envisaged under Regional Training Institute, SR to be conducted
during FS 2014-15.

I. FIELD ITEMS IN TRIBAL AREAS:


Details of investigations taken up in Tribal areas during the field season 2014-15 in Southern Region
i). The list of items proposed to be taken up during the FS 2014 15 falling in Tribal Areas are furnished below:
MISSION I
SU: Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

1. Specialised Thematic Mapping of the Granite- Greenstone and Gneiss- Granulite Terrain in Palkurti-Torur-
Mahabubabad-Panditapuram area ,Parts of Warangal and Khammam districts, Andhra Pradesh
(STM/SR/AP/2014/003 TS Nos.56 O/6,10 & 14 , 65C/1,2 & 3)
2. Specialised thematic mapping of the Pakhal sediments in parts of Khammam & Warangal districts, Andhra
Pradesh (STM/SR/AP/2014/002 TS Nos. 65 C/1&5)
3. Geochemical mapping in parts of Mahaboobnagar and Ranga Reddy districts, Andhra Pradesh (Toposheet no.
56H/9, Parts of 56L/4 ) (Code No.:GCM/SR/AP/2014/019)
4. Geochemical mapping in parts of Mahaboobnagar district, Andhra Pradesh (Toposheet no. 56H/10, Parts of 56L/4)
(Code No.:GCM/SR/AP/2014/020
5. Geochemical mapping in parts of Mahaboobnagar and Ranga Reddy districts, Andhra Pradesh (Toposheet no.
56H/13, Parts of 56L/4 ) (Code No.:GCM/SR/AP/2014/021)

SU: Karnataka & Goa

6. Tectonostratigraphy of high grade lithoassemblages, migmatites and closepet granite around Kollegal, Hanur, and
Ajjipura, Chamrajanagar District, Karnataka. (STM / SR / KG / 2014 / 007 TS Nos.57 H/4 & 8)

SU: Tamil Nadu & Puducherry : Nil

SU: Kerala:

7. Study on the sanukitoid type rocks and structure in the western extension of Palghat-Cauvery Lineament and its
geological implications, Palakkad district, Kerala (STM / SR / KRL / 2014 / 010, TS Nos.58 B/9 & 10)
8. Study of geology of the Periyar Lineament around Malayattur Kotamangalam - Neriyamangalam area,
Ernakulam and Idukki districts, Kerala. (STM / SR / KRL / 2013 / 03, TS Nos.58 B/12, 58 C/ 9 & 13)

MISSION II

SU: Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

9. Investigation for Chromite & PGE mineralization in the Chimalpahad ultramafic complex, Khammam district,
Andhra Predesh(G-4) (Code No. ME / SR / AP/ 2013 / 039, T.S. Nos. 65 C/6,7,10 & 11)
10. Reappraisal for graphite and tungsten mineralisation at Burugubanda in Rampachodavaram taluk, East Godavari
district, Andhra Pradesh (G-3) (Code No. ME / SR / AP / 2014 / 60, T.S.Nos. 65 G/11&15)
11. Search for kimberlite/lamproite in Jadcherla-Yeljal block in Mahabubnagar, Ranga Reddy and Hyderabad
districts, Andhra Pradesh (Code No. ME / SR / AP / 2013 / 038, T S Nos. 56 l/1&5)
12. Preliminary investigation for coal in Sirpur-Sitanagar area, eastern part of Sirpur-Kagaznagar exploration block,
Godavari valley coalfield, Adilabad district Andhra Pradesh (Code No. ME / SR / NEnr /AP / 2014 /082, T S Nos.
56 M /11)
13. Regional exploration for coal by drilling in Pagaderu (east) sector, southern part of main basin of Godavari valley
coalfield, Khammam district, Andhra Pradesh (G3). (Code No. ME / SR / NEnr /AP / 2014 /055, T S Nos. 65 C /
9 & 13)
14. Preliminary investigation for coal bearing formations in Bayyaram-Cherla area, main basin of Godavari valley
coalfield, Khammam district, Andhra Pradesh (G4). (Code No. ME / SR / NEnr /AP / 2014 /084, T S Nos. 65 B /
12 &16)
81
15. Preliminary investigation for coal in Mangrude village, Bela mandal, main basin of Godavari valley coalfield,
Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh (G4). (Code No. ME / SR / NEnr /AP / 2014 /085, T S Nos. 56 l /13 & 14)

SU: Karnataka & Goa: Nil

SU: Tamil Nadu & Puducherry : Nil

SU: Kerala:

16. Preliminary investigation for gold in Mundanpara, Chittur and Katalakkandi areas in the southern part of Attapadi
valley, Palakkad district, Kerala (G4) (Code No. ME / SR / KRL / 2014 / 080 T S Nos. 58 A / 12)
17. Preliminary exploration for platinum group elements in Vellamari block, Attapadi valley, Palakkad district, Kerala
(G4) (Code No. ME / SR / KRL / 2014 / 081 T S Nos. 58 A / 12)

I. Field Supervision:

The performances of field officers and achievements of field targets are being regularly pursued and guided by the
supervisory officers in the field as well as at headquarters. The work progress are evaluated and discussed in OAC and
RAC meetings. Number of field visits and stay of supervisory officers project wise is given in the table below:

82
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA
Southern Region
Field days of the Supervisory officers (Director / Superintending Geologist) from APRIL - JUNE, 2014
FIELD SEASON 2014-15

First Field departure date

Total field visit days


Cumulative Field visit
Field Initiation Date

Total No. of visits


days item wise
March, 2015
April 14
Mission

June 14
May 14

July 14

Aug 14

Jan. 15
Nov 14

Dec 14

Feb.15
Sep 14

Oct 14
S. No.

Name &
Item No.
Designation

STM/SR/AP/2014/001 M-I 0
Dr. S.K. Mitra, STM/SR/AP/2014/002 M-I 0
1 Retired on 30-04-2014
Director STM/SR/AP/2014/003 M-I 0
STM/SR/AP/2014/004 M-I 0
STM/SR/AP/2014/001 M-I 0 0 0
Dr. Santanu
Bhattacharjee STM/SR/AP/2014/002 M-I 0 0 0
2 Superintending STM/SR/AP/2014/003 M-I 0 0 0
Geologist
STM/SR/AP/2014/004 M-I 0 0 0

S.M.K. Kazimi, STM/SR/AP/2014/005 M-I 0 0 0


3 Director ME/SR/AP/2014/057 M-II 0 0 0
GCM/SR/AP/2014/011 M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/AP/2014/012 M-I 0 0 0
Surendra Prasad,
4 Director
GCM/SR/AP/2014/013 M-I 0 0 2 2
GCM/SR/AP/2014/014 M-I 0 0 1 1
GCM/SR/AP/2014/016 M-I 0 0 3 3
GCM/SR/AP/2014/015 M-I 0 0 0
T.L. Shitiri,
5 Director
GCM/SR/AP/2014/017 M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/AP/2014/018 M-I 0 0 0

83
GCM/SR/AP/2014/019 M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/AP/2014/020 M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/AP/2014/021 M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/AP/2014/022 M-I 0 0 0
G. Satyanarayana,
6 Director
GCM/SR/AP/2014/023 M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/AP/2014/024 M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/AP/2014/025 M-I 0 0 0
GPM/SR/TN/2014/049 M-I 0 0 0
GPM/SR/AP/2014/050 M-I 0 0 0
J.V. Rama Rao,
7 Supdt. Geophysicist GPM/SR/KAR/2014/05
M-I 0 0 0
1
GPM/SR/AP,KAR/201
M-I 0 0 0
4/052
ME/SR/AP/2014/053 M-II 0 0
C.B.K. Sastry,
ME/SR/AP/2014/056 M-II 0 0
Suptd.Geophysicist
ME/SR/TNP/2014/076 M-II 0 0
ME/SR/AP/2014/053 M-II 0 0 0
ME/SR/AP/2013/038 M-II 0 0 0
K. Koteswara Rao,
8 Director
ME/SR/AP/2014/054 M-II 0 0 0
ME/SR/AP/2012/049 M-II 0 0 3 3
SER/SR/AP/2014/004 M-II 0 0 0
ME/SR/AP/2013/039 M-II 0 0 0
T. Rajkumar,
9 Director
ME/SR/AP/2014/058 M-II 0 0 0
ME/SR/AP/2014/059 M-II 0 0 0
ME/SR/AP/2014/055 M-II 0 0 0

M. Sambi Reddy, ME/SR/AP/2014/056 M-II 0 0 0


10 Director ME/SR/AP/2014/060 M-II 0 0 0
ME/SR/AP/2014/061 M-II 0 0 0
11 S. Anandamurthy, ME/SR/NEnR/2014/08 M-II 0 0 0
84
Director 2
ME/SR/NEnR/2014/08
M-II 0 0 0
3
ME/SR/NEnR/2013/05
M-II 0 0 5 5
5
ME/SR/NEnR/2014/08
M-II 0 0 0
4
ME/SR/NEnR/2014/08
M-II 0 0 0
5
B.K. Bhandaru,
12 Director
EG/C/SR/HQ/2014/089 M-IV 17.04.2014 3 1 5 9 6
SEI/SR/HQ/2014/098 M-IV 0 0 0
A. Om Kumar,
13 Director SER/SR/HQ/EQG/2014
M-IV 0 0 0
/030
RP/SR/HQ/2014/099 M-IV 0 0 0
14 J.S. David, Director
RP/SR/HQ/2014/100 M-IV 0 0 0

A.R.V.Choudhary, RP/SR/HQ/2013/066 M-IV 0 0 0


15 Director RP/SR/HQ/2014/0\107 M-IV 0 0 0
STM/SR/KG/2014/006 M-I 0 0 0

A. Natarajan, STM/SR/KG/2014/007 M-I 0 0 0


16 Director GCM/SR/KG/2014/026 M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/KG/2014/027 M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/KG/2014/028 M-I 0 0 0

V.P. Sharma, GCM/SR/KG/2014/029 M-I 0 0 0


17 Director GCM/SR/KG/2014/030 M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/KG/2014/031 M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/KG/2014/032 M-I 0 0 0
Shafeeq Ahmed,
18 Director
GCM/SR/KG/2014/033 M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/KG/2014/034 M-I 0 0 0

K. Basavaraja, GCM/SR/KG/2014/035 M-I 0 0 0


19 Director GCM/SR/KG/2014/036 M-I 0 0 0

85
ME/SR/KG/2014/067 M-II 0 0 0
ME/SR/KG/2014/068 M-II 0 0 0

Neeharika Jha, GCM/SR/KG/2014/037 M-I 0 0 0


20 Director GCM/SR/KG/2014/038 M-I 0 0 0

Dr. S.S.Nayak, ME/SR/KG/2014/063 M-II 0 0 0


21 Director ME/SR/KG/2014/064 M-II 0 0 0
ME/SR/KG/2014/065 M-II 0 4 0
Subir Das Gupta,
22 Director
ME/SR/KG/2014/066 M-II 0 0 0
ME/SR/KG/2014/071 M-II 0 0 0
ME/SR/KG/2014/069 M-II 0 0 0

Dr.H.S.M. Prakash, ME/SR/KG/2014/070 M-II 0 0 0


23 Director ME/SR/KG/2014/072 M-II 0 0 0
ME/SR/KG/2014/073 M-II 0 0 0

C.G.Hemantha ME/SR/KG/2014/074 M-II 0 0 0


24 Kumar, Director ME/SR/KG/2014/075 M-II 0 0 0

LSM/SR/KG/2014/094 M-IV 0 0 0
K.V. Maruthi,
25 Superintending LSM/SR/KG/2014/095 M-IV 0 0 0
Geologist
LHZ/SR/KG/2014/028 M-IV 0 0 0
RP/SR/HQ/2013/065 M-IV 0 0 0
26 J.N. Das,Director RP/SR/HQ/2014/105 M-IV 0 0 0
RP/SR/HQ/2014/106 M-IV 0 0 5 5 2
RP/SR/HQ/2014/101 M-IV 0 0 0
R.P. Nagar,
27 Director
RP/SR/HQ/2013/065 M-IV 0 0 0
RP/SR/HQ/2014/102 M-IV 0 0 0
Subhashish Ghosh, RP/SR/HQ/2014/103 M-IV 0 0 0
28 Superintending
Geologist RP/SR/HQ/2014/104 M-IV 0 0 0
STM/SR/TNP/2013/00
29 Dr.S. Raju, Director
2
M-I 0 0 0

86
STM/SR/TNP/2014/00
M-I 0 0 0
8
STM/SR/TNP/2014/00
M-I 0 0 0
9
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/03
30 N. Maran, Director
9
M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/04
M-I 0 0 0
0
S. Rajakrishnan, GCM/SR/TNP/2014/04
31 Supdt. Geologist 2
M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/04
M-I 0 0 0
6
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/04
M-I 0 0 3
1
V. Srinivasan, GCM/SR/TNP/2014/04
32 Director 3
M-I 0 0 0
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/04
M-I 0 0 0
5
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/04
M-I 0 0 0
4
T. Mullaivendhan,
33 Director ME/SR/TNP/2014/078 M-II 0 2 1

ME/SR/TNP/2014/079 M-II 0 1 0

ME/SR/TNP/2014/076 M-II 0 0 0
34 S. Sekhar, Director
ME/SR/TNP/2014/077 M-II 0 0 0
R. Srinivasan,
35 ME/SR/TNP/2013/053 M-II 0 0 0
Director
ME/C/SR/NEnR/2010/
M-II 0 3 3
K. Baskaran, 035
36 Director ME/C/SR/NEnR/2014/
M-II 0 0 0
086
EG/C/SR/TNP/2014/09
0 0 0
0 MIV
NLSM/SR/TNP/2014/0
0 0 0
91 MIV
K. Jayabalan, EWS/SR/TNP/2014/09
37 Director 0 0 0
2 MIV
LS/SR/TNP/2014/093 MIV 0 0 0

LS/SR/TNP/2014/027 MIV 0 0 0

87
P.C.D. Mony,
EG/C/SR/TNP/2014/09
38 Superintending
0
M-IV 01.04.2014 3 2 0
Geologist
NLSM/SR/TNP/2014/0
M-IV 0 0 0
91
P. Srinivasan, EWS/SR/TNP/2014/09
39 Superintending M-IV 0 0 0
2
Geologist
LS/SR/TNP/2014/093 M-IV 0 0 0
LS/SR/TNP/2014/027 M-IV 0 1 0
STM/SR/KRL/2014/01
M-I 0 0 0
0
M. N. Praveen, STM/SR/KRL/2013/03 M-I 0 0 0
40 Superintending
Geologist ME/SR/KRL/2014/080 M-II 0 0 0
ME/SR/KRL/2014/081 M-II 0 0 0
GCM/SR/KRL/2014/04
M-I 0 0 0
M. Suresh 7
41 Chandran, Director GCM/SR/KRL/2014/04
M-I 0 0 0
8
EG/C/SR/KRL/2014/09
M-IV 0 4 4 8 2
6
C. Thanavelu, LSM/SR/KRL/2014/09
42 Director 7
M-IV 0 0 0
LHZ/SR/KRL/SER/
M-IV 0 0 0
2014/029
K.R. Pillai,
RP/SR/MCSD/2014/10
43 Superintending
8
M-IV 0 0 0
Geologist
P. S. Anil Kumar, Parks & Museum and
44 Director other items
0 0 0

88
III. RCA Management:

RCA is closely monitored and managed for timely disbursement and recoupment. RCA pendency statement is regularly being forwarded to the Director (Finance-
Monitoring), Director Generals camp office, New Delhi and Dy. Director General (IT), CHQ, Kolkata for uploading on to the portal.The current status of RCA disbursement
and recoupment (as on 05.07.2014) are presented in the table given below. The total expenditure along with itemwise calculation of per day expenditure are presented in
Annexure-4.

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA


STATUS OF RCA AND PENDENCY OF RCA BILLS OF STATE UNIT: AP, AS ON 05/07/2014
Name & Designation of RCA RCA amount Disbursement Bills Submitted & Bills pending recoupment
the Officer with FSP item (Head) sanctioned with Date recouped
No. date Recoupment Recoupment Bill Amount Balance Bills Remarks of
amount date submitted to in hand pending the project
office Date with with supervisor
officer PAO and fund
date status
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
MISSION - I

5615
5494 18/10/2013
4000
2500
10000
POL 5/6/2013 5500 21/01/2014
16/04/2013
8150 28/02/2014
10000
adjusted
Satyapal
Geologist
1 9000
STM/SR/AP/2012/002 4260 28/06/2013
16,120 28/10/2013
14,880
10000 12,400
Wages 5/6/2013
16/04/2013 6,200 17/12/2013
16,120 18/12/2013
19,840 21/01/2014
15,280 27/03/2014
29,360
89
adjusted

2573 13/08/2013
1839
7093
10000 7807 21/01/2014
OC 5/6/2013
16/04/2013 5389 28/02/2014
8865
adjusted

9198
5679 13/08/2013
10000
POL 4/30/2013 adjusted
16/04/2013

9500 22/07/2013
Debapriya Adhikary 6500 13/08/2013
Geologist 10000
2 Wages 4/30/2013 11000
16/04/2013
STM/SR/AP/2012/003 adjusted

9198 27/07/2013
3836 27/07/2013
10000
OC 5/6/2013 2000
16/04/2013
adjusted

adjusted

10000
POL 5/6/2013
16/04/2013
Parvathy R. Krishnana
Geologist
3 9250 13/08/2013
GCM/SR/AP/2012/017 6750 28/10/2013
10000 14,000 17/12/2013
Wages 5/6/2013
16/04/2013 13,440 07/01/2014
12,600
11,760 27/03/2014
90
29,960
adjusted

3887 12/06/2013
9000 29/08/2013
5298
4566 25/10/2013
4715 28/10/2013
9000
10000
OC 5/6/2013 4489 07/01/2014
16/04/2013
4610 14/02/2014
4680 14/02/2014
8006 27/02/2014
10000
adjusted

7068 22/07/2013
10000 8712
POL 5/6/2013
16/04/2013 adjusted

10000 22/07/2013
2500 29/08/2013
Wages 1000016/04/2013 5/6/2013 29920
Divya M P adjusted
Geologist
4
GCM/SR/AP/2012/015 3993 12/06/2013
6403 13/08/2013
5157 29/08/2013
15000 5635
OC 5/6/2013
16/04/2013 9161 06/11/2013
9970
adjusted

Dinesh S.Meshram
5 Geologist POL

91
STM/SR/AP/2012/003

9000 20/05/2013
8500 13/08/2013
20160 06/11/2013
13440
10000 10080 03/01/2014
Wages 5/6/2013
16/04/2013 22680 14/02/2014
8400
35000
adjusted

13304 13/08/2013
7725 29/08/2013
12260 06/11/2013
7080
15000 12127 27/12/2013
OC 5/6/2013
16/04/2013 5340 14/02/2014
3754 03/03/2014
15000
adjusted

9638 27/07/2013
3523 13/08/2013
8535 28/10/2013
9751
10000
POL 4/30/2013 5798 30/01/2014
16/04/2013
4059 14/02/2014
T.M.Meshram 9943
Geologist
6 adjusted
STM/SR/AP/2012/004
9785 27/07/2013
8000 24/07/2013
10000 16120 28/10/2013
Wages 4/30/2013
16/04/2013 18320
16520
23480 30/01/2014

92
15160 14/02/2014
8680 03/03/2014
30000
adjusted

4510 13/08/2013
10000 29/08/2013
5000
5875 28/10/2013
7862
10000
OC 4/30/2013 5614 03/01/2014
16/04/2013
9277 30/01/2014
5250 14/02/2014
9984
adjusted

6124 27/07/2013
3910
10000 4000 07/01/2014
POL 5/6/2013
16/04/2013 9407
adjusted

5325 14/08/2013
9250 22/07/2013
14880 28/10/2013
Devasheesh Shukla 23120
Geologist
7 10000 14000
Wages 5/6/2013
GCM/SR/AP/2012/018 16/04/2013 18200
12080
29800
adjusted

790
4989 28/10/2013
10000
OC 5/6/2013 1500
16/04/2013
4792
5000

93
4280 07/01/2014
4060 14/02/2014
9832
adjusted

POL

8250 13/08/2013
9000 29/08/2013
3920
11200 17/12/2013
10000 20160 30/01/2014
Wages 5/6/2013
22/04/2013 19040
14560 04/03/2014
39760
adjusted
Arvind Kumar Singh
Geologist
8 5107 12/06/2013
STM/SR/AP/2012/002 3962 29/08/2013
10000 11/09/2013
898
4261 28/10/2013
10000 28/10/2013
5220
10000
OC 5/6/2013 5265 17/12/2013
22/04/2013
8450
6605 30/01/2014
5805 03/03/2014
7108 27/02/2014
10000
adjusted

Reena N.Meshram
9 POL
Geologist

94
GCM/SR/AP/2012/014
9500 13/08/2013
14500 28/10/2013
15960 17/12/2013
18480
10000
Wages 5/8/2013 27440 11/02/2014
22/04/2013
10920 27/03/2014
38640
adjusted

9799
10000 29/08/2013
3838
10000 28/10/2013
3273 17/12/2013
10000 10000 17/12/2013
OC 5/8/2013
22/04/2013 9734 21/01/2014
7701 14/02/2014
5000 27/03/2014
10000
adjusted

--
POL

9750 13/08/2013
3000 29/08/2013
Nidhi Mishra 5000
Wages 10,000 5/10/2013
Geologist 9000
10
adjusted
GCM/SR/AP/2012/022
5238 29/08/2013
6796 29/08/2013
OC 10,000 5/10/2013 5000
6843
adjusted

95
--
POL

740 05/11/2013
10080 03/01/2014
10000 15400 03/03/2014
Wages 5/6/2013
22/04/2013 36960
adjusted

6014 20/05/2013
4424
1972
5334
Ujjal Paul 6447 21/01/2014
Geologist 4417 27/03/2014
11
5860 27/03/2014
GCM/SR/AP/2012/012 1426 27/03/2014
4500 27/03/2014
bill
OC 1000022/04/2013 5/6/2013 returned by
PAO for
want of
29/03/2014 3250 funds
bill
returned by
PAO for
want of
29/03/2014 9569 funds
9998
adjusted

2500 11/09/2013
9350
Binitha S.S 10000
12 POL 2691
Geologist 03/06/2013
8304 21/01/2014
9400 25/02/2014

96
17159 27/03/2014
9476
adjusted

6750 11/09/2013
10000
10740
5320
30000 7280 27/12/2013
Wages 9/27/2013
13/09/2013 20160 21/01/2014
19600 04/03/2014
29120
adjusted

6483 11/09/2013
4261 28/10/2013
10000
10000
3940 17/12/2013
10000 7959 27/12/2013
OC
03/06/2013 10000 21/01/2014
9448 27/03/2014
18190 27/03/2014
10000
adjusted

9955
5000 27/12/2013
4000 03/01/2014
5000 21/01/2014
8507 14/02/2014
Nil Madhob Sinha 10000
13 POL 5720 03/03/2014
Geologist 02/09/2013
4245 27/03/2014
3537 27/03/2014
10000
adjusted

97
7280
10000 27/12/2013
13720 03/01/2014
8960 21/01/2014
30000 12040 14/02/2014
Wages
02/09/2013 17920 03/03/2014
6160 27/03/2014
29520
adjusted

6730 28/10/2013
1198 07/11/2013
1728
7069
10000 21/01/2014
10000
OC 9798 03/03/2014
02/09/2013
9382 03/03/2014
6536 27/03/2014
10000
adjusted

POL

10741 27/12/2013
23250
13000 25/02/2014
35000
Wages 18500
23/10/2013
R.R.Swain 33780
14
Geologist adjusted

6250 27/12/2013
10918
11278 27/03/2014
OC 1500023/10/2013
14968
adjusted

98
4408 30/01/2014
5157
4550 03/03/2014
10000
POL 5277 03/03/2014
08/11/2013
3096 27/03/2014
adjusted

16800 07/01/2014
11680 30/01/2014
12400 25/02/2014
30000
Wages 13240 03/03/2014
Prathana Das 08/11/2013
15 29980
Geologist
adjusted

5652
5400 07/01/2014
9999 30/01/2014
9408 03/03/2014
10000
OC 5765 03/03/2014
08/11/2013
5150 27/03/2014
9951
adjusted

POL

11200 03/01/2014
10080 21/01/2014
8960 30/01/2014
Ramachandra G
16 13440 25/02/2014
Geologist 35000
Wages 18480 25/02/2014
19/11/2013
7560 27/03/2014
35000
adjusted

OC 15000 14146

99
19/11/2013 3828 03/01/2014
1505 30/01/2014
5900 30/01/2014
2439 25/02/2014
3155 25/02/2014
12412 27/03/2014
14769
adjusted

6418 07/01/2014
4750 30/01/2014
7144 25/02/2014
10000
POL 4884 27/03/2014
19/11/2013
9926
adjusted

5750 07/01/2014
3998 30/01/2014
6000 25/02/2014
30000
Samarendra Sahoo Wages 10500 03/03/2014
17 19/11/2013
Geologist 29920
adjusted

2107 07/01/2014
7339 25/02/2014
4629 25/02/2014
10000 6110 03/03/2014
OC
19/11/2013 3795 27/03/2014
10000
adjusted

POL
Madhusmitha Swain
18
Geologist
35000 11760 21/01/2014
Wages
19/11/2013 17640 25/02/2014

100
13440 25/02/2014
12040 03/03/2014
10920 27/03/2014
34720
adjusted

14402 27/12/2013
6640 21/01/2014
5143 25/02/2014
925 25/02/2014
6898 03/03/2014
15000 5143 25/02/2014
OC
19/11/2013 925 25/02/2014
6898 03/03/2014
5718 27/03/2014
15000
adjusted

POL

23520
17640 25/02/2014
11760 25/02/2014
35000
Wages 15400 27/03/2014
19/11/2013
33880
adjusted
Amit Devidas Bhimte
19
Geologist 12102 03/01/2014
5692 30/01/2014
3691 25/02/2014
1913 25/02/2014
15000 1515 20/03/2014
OC
19/11/2013 10000 20/03/2014
6330 27/03/2014
10635 27/03/2014
14971
adjusted

101
MISSION - II

POL

11250
4750 28/10/2013
10750
50000
Wages 9/18/2013 3920 30/01/2014
13/09/2013
37240
adjusted
Praseetha Sugathan
20
Geologist
922 28/10/2013
757
10000 17/12/2013
5886 30/01/2014
10000
OC 5/6/2013 5000 14/02/2014
16/04/2013
5000 14/02/2014
9983
adjusted

9786 18/12/2013
5213 17/12/2013
5012 30/01/2014
POL 15,000 9/2/2013
14800
adjusted

19020 22/07/2013
2250 13/08/2013
Priya R
21 27720
Geologist
7280 17/12/2013
20000
Wages 5/6/2013 17920 27/12/2013
16/04/2013
8120 30/01/2014
34880
adjusted

10000 7367 22/07/2013


OC 5/6/2013
16/04/2013 5000 29/08/2013

102
5000
5000 28/10/2013
8225 17/12/2013
10000 27/12/2013
7485 30/01/2014
5840 03/03/2014
9280
adjusted

POL

7000 22/07/2013
7280 28/10/2013
7840
5040
20000
Wages 5/6/2013 4480
16/04/2013
13720 03/01/2014
Rimpalkar 39840
22 Geologist adjusted
ME/SR/AP/2012/054
1017 29/08/2013
5536 28/10/2013
5000
5242 17/12/2013
10000
OC 5/6/2013 5000 07/01/2014
16/04/2013
5000 14/02/2014
10000
adjusted

Shraddha Nannaware POL


Geologist
23
ME/SR/AP/2012/022 20000 12500
Wages 5/10/2013
16/04/2013 adjusted

103
4262 13/08/2013
15000 15000
OC 5/10/2013
16/04/2013 adjusted

POL

8250
9000 13/08/2013
6250
7560 17/12/2013
20000
Wages 4/30/2013 18000 17/12/2013
16/04/2013
13440
B.Gopa Kumar 45000
Geologist adjusted
24
ME/SR/AP/2012/055 4500 11/09/2013
4500 10/10/2013
1350
4500
15000 4641 17/12/2013
OC 4/30/2013
16/04/2013 826 30/01/2014
4500 14/02/2014
13000
adjusted

POL
Rakesh Kumar Gupta
Geologist
25 16000 22/07/2013
ME/SR/AP/2012/050 20000 8000 13/08/2013
Wages 5/8/2013
01/05/2013 22400 28/10/2013
17920

104
2240
26880 27/12/2013
21000 30/01/2014
21000 30/01/2014
21000 04/03/2014
11760 31/03/2014
44240
adjusted

2433 22/07/2013
5496
15000 11/10/2013
5300
5564 27/12/2013
6425 30/01/2014
10000 bill
OC 5/4/2012
16/04/2012 returned by
PAO for
want of
20/02/2014 5870 funds
15000
adjusted

2975 13/08/2013
1777
3000 17/12/2013
3000
POL 1138 30/01/2014
16/4/13
3000
adjusted
Praveer Pankaj
Geologist
26 10750
SER/SR/AP/2012/056 9250
20000 13/08/2013
20000 34250 11/09/2013
Wages 5/10/2013
16/04/2013 31000 28/10/2013
34720
adjusted

105
14673
19077 22/07/2013
21947 29/08/2013
22000
OC 5/10/2013 9110
16/04/2013
21713
adjusted

6889
1650 13/08/2013
2700
5219 17/12/2013
10000
POL 4/30/2013 4735 27/12/2013
16/04/2013
8614 25/02/2014
9995
adjusted

6250 22/07/2013
12500 14/08/2013
3640
13720
20000
Suhel Ahmed Wages 4/30/2013 24360 27/12/2013
16/04/2013
Geologist 13720 30/01/2014
27 33600
ME/SR/AP/2012/048 adjusted

1385
6382 29/08/2013
10000 29/08/2013
5000
6045
10000 5309 05/11/2013
OC 4/30/2013 5000
16/04/2013
4198 27/12/2013
bill
returned by
PAO for
want of
14/02/2014 13793 funds
106
14529
adjusted

5044 6/12/2013
9218 7/22/2013
3589 8/13/2013
4478
15000
POL 4/30/2013 9775
16/04/2013
7317 1/21/2014
12756
adjusted

13750 8/13/2013
5250 9/11/2013
5000 28/10/2013
10360
20000
M.Thirumurugan Wages 4/30/2013 27440 20/01/2014
16/04/2013
28 Geologist 28280 14/02/2014
33600
adjusted

7540 12/06/2013
3175 29/08/2013
5560
5000 25/10/2013
6406
10000
OC 4/30/2013 7337 30/01/2014
16/04/2013
5902 14/02/2014
9754 31/03/2014
10000
adjusted

J.K.Aravind POL ---


29 Geologist
ME/SR/AP/2012/051 20000 20000
Wages 4/30/2013
16/04/2013 13440 28/10/2013

107
16800
16520
14280 17/12/2013
13440 27/12/2013
14280 21/01/2014
10360 21/01/2014
23240
adjusted

887 22/07/2013
2449 22/07/2013
573 06/11/2013
10000
OC 4/30/2013 410 27/12/2013
16/04/2013
8259
adjusted

9452
4150 17/12/2013
7748 27/12/2013
5273 30/01/2014
15000
POL 5014 14/02/2014
02/09/2013
6786 25/02/2014
12299
adjusted

Rohit B Gajbhiye 20360


30 Geologist 18600 17/12/2013
ME/SR/AP/2012/051 14360 27/12/2013
16560 30/01/2014
35000
Wages 17960 14/02/2014
02/09/2013
17880 25/02/2014
34920
adjusted

5000 28/10/2013
10000
OC 6048
02/09/2013
5268 17/12/2013

108
5545 27/12/2013
5104 30/01/2014
5486 14/02/2014
6135 25/02/2014
9994
adjusted

MISSION - IIB
27356 13/08/2013
25288 13/08/2013
24326 29/08/2013
28329 19/09/2013
S.Rajesh, Geologist 23586 28/10/2013
Wages
Tribal Area OC 60000
31 POL 4/30/2013 25494
2853.01.796 19/04/2013
OC 18195 07/01/2014
MIE/CW/CW/2010/034
57843 25/02/2014
56697
adjusted

19699
24521 29/08/2013
11716 29/08/2013
27235 19/09/2013
S.Sarkar 12372 28/10/2013
Wages
Geologist 60000
32 POL 4/30/2013 32678
19/04/2013
OC 51303 07/01/2014
MIE/CW/CW/2010/033
59831 25/02/2014
59993
adjusted

12345
61000
Tapan Kumar Wages
200000 61000 29/08/2013
33 Chakraborti POL
11/06/2013 196095
Director OC
adjusted

109
49829
85000 29/08/2013
44494
36750 11/09/2013
63441 11/09/2013
52080 19/09/2013
58369
44240
Wages
Mushtaque Ahmed Khan 200000 58800
34 POL
Supdt. Geologist 18/06/2013 43963
OC
49421 17/12/2013
60760 17/12/2013
69890 30/01/2014
46816 25/02/2014
91055 27/02/2014
199962
adjusted

Sujeet Kumar Dwivedi 19250 28/10/2013


Geologist 28756 27/12/2013
Wages
Tribal Area OC 30000 29305 25/02/2014
35 POL
2853.01.796 02/09/2013 29988
OC
adjusted
MIE/CW/CW/2010/034
13720 03/01/2014
Shraddha 10810 07/01/2014
NannawareGeologistTrib Wages 33574
36 al Area OC POL 6000002/09/2013 9520 31/03/2014
2853.01.796MIE/CW/C OC 59675
W/2010/034 adjusted

128467 27/03/2014
Wages
K.Premchan 170000 170000
37 POL
Director 18/02/2014 adjusted
OC

110
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA
STATUS OF RCA in r/o SU : KARNATAKA AND GOA AS ON 05/07/2014 (FSP 2012-13)
Sl. Name & Designation RCA RCA Disbursement Bills Submitted & Bills pending recoupment Remarks of
of the Officer with FSP (Head) amount Date recouped the project
No. item No. sanctioned Recoupment Recoupment Bill Amount Balance Bills supervisor
with date amount date submitted to in hand submitted and fund
office date with to PAO status
officer date
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Wages 40000 27/05/14


5/5/2014

Bijay Kumar POL 5000 27/05/14


Geologist 5/5/2014
Project : Gold - I
1 Block G
ME/SR/KG/2014/65
Tumkur District
ME/Mission - II OC 10000 27/05/14
5/5/2014

Wages 30000 27/05/14


5/5/2014
Ragikrishna R
Geologist
Project : Gold - II
2 Block H
POL 5000 27/05/14
ME/SR/KG/2014/095
Tumkur District 5/5/2014
ME/Mission - II

111
OC 10000 27/05/14
5/5/2014

Wages 15000 28/05/14


5/27/2014

Snehasis Bhattacharya
Geologist POL 15000 28/05/14
Project : Geochemical 5/27/2014
Mapping
3 GCM
GCM/SR/KG/2014/028
Koppal & Raichur
District OC 5000 28/05/14
S & M : Mission - I 5/27/2014

Wages 15000 28/05/14


5/27/2014

P.Hampaiah
Geologist
Project : Geochemical POL 15000 28/05/14
Mapping 5/27/2014
4 GCM
GCM/SR/KG/2014/029
Koppal & Raichur
District
S & M : Mission - I OC 5000 28/05/14
5/27/2014

112
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA
STATUS OF RCA AND PENDENCY OF RCA BILLS OF SU : TNP&K, SOUTHERN REGION AS ON 05/07/2014
Sl. Name & Designation of the RCA RCA Disbursement Bills Submitted & Bills pending recoupment Remarks
Officer with FSP item No. (Head) amount Date recouped of the
No. sanctioned Recoupment Recoupment Bill Amount Balance Bills project
with date amount date submitted in hand submitted supervisor
to office with to PAO and fund
date officer date status
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Mission - I (All Items) Survey & Mapping
Wages 30000 5/7/2014
4/28/2014

Siddhartha Karmakar
1 Geologist
STM/SR/TNP/2013/02 OC 10000 5/7/2014
4/28/2014

Wages 30000 07/05/14


4/28/2014

Hrudananda Naik
2 Geologist
STM/SR/TNP/2014/08

113
OC 10000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

Wages 30000 07/05/14


4/28/2014

V.Chandramouli
POL 10000 07/05/14
3 Sr.Geologist
STM/SR/TNP/2014/09 4/28/2014

OC 10000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

Wages 30000 07/05/14


4/28/2014

Pawan Kumar
4 Geologist
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/039

OC 10000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

114
Wages 30000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

S.BalakrishnanGeologistGCM/
5
SR/TNP/2014/040
OC 10000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

Wages 30000 07/05/14


4/28/2014

Kalarani
6 Geologist
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/041
OC 10000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

115
Wages 30000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

R.Geetha Rani
7 Geologist OC 10000 07/05/14
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/042 4/28/2014

Wages 30000 07/05/14


4/28/2014

Laya M.B.Pillai
8 Geologist
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/043
OC 10000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

Wages 30000 07/05/14


4/28/2014
Ritam Konar
9 Geologist
OC 10000 07/05/14
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/044
4/28/2014

116
Wages 30000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

Dilip Kumar Yadav POL 10000 07/05/14


10 Geologist 4/28/2014
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/045
OC 10000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

Wages 30000 07/05/14


4/28/2014

S.Balaji
11 Geologist
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/046
OC 10000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

Mission - II (A) - Mineral Exploration


under
Wages 40000 23/04/14 20/05/14 38760 1240
process
4/28/2014

S.Dhanendran
12 Sr. Geologist
ME/SR/TNP/2014/76

POL 10000 02/05/14


4/28/2014

117
OC 10000 02/05/14
4/28/2014

Wages 35000 07/05/14


4/28/2014

POL 10000 07/05/14


4/28/2014
Nirupa Charchi
13 Geologist
ME/SR/TNP/2014/77

OC 15000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

Abhishek Agnihotri Wages 40000 07/05/14


14 Geologist 4/28/2014
ME/SR/TNP/2014/53

118
POL 10000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

OC 10000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

Wages 35000 07/05/14


4/28/2014

D.Boopathi
15 Sr. Geologist POL 15000 07/05/14
ME/SR/TNP/2014/78 4/28/2014

OC 10000 07/05/14

119
4/28/2014

Wages 35000 07/05/14


4/28/2014

POL 15000 07/05/14


4/28/2014
S.B.Vijay Kumar
16 Sr. Geologist
ME/SR/TNP/2014/79

OC 10000 07/05/14
4/28/2014

under
Wages 40000 30/04/14 23/05/14 35725 4675
process
S.S.Sahoo 4/28/2014
17 Geologist
ME/C/SR/NenR/2010/ 035

120
under
POL 10000 30/04/14 23/05/14 9952 147 process
4/28/2014

under
OC 10000 30/04/14 23/05/14 6638 3362
process
4/28/2014

Mission - IV (B) - Investigation


Wages 30000 07/05/14
4/29/2014

J.Prabhakar
18 Sr. Geologist
NLSM/SR/TNP/2014/ 091 OC 10000 07/05/14
4/29/2014

Mission - V - FTC
bill sent to
OAE(T) 150000 02/05/14
PAO, Hyd
R.Baskaran 4/30/2014
19 Director
Dindigul - FTC

121
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA
STATUS OF RCA and PENDENCY OF RCA BILLS of _SR(SU: Kerala) Region (including State Units) as on 14/07/2014
Bills Submitted &
Bills Pending Recoupment
Name & RCA Recouped
Sl. Designation of the RCA amount Disburseme Bills Balance Bills
Recoupm Remarks
No. Officer with FSP (Head) sanctioned nt Date Recoupme Submitted in hand pending
ent Amount
Item No. with date nt Date to Office- with with PAO-
Amount
date Officer date
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Mission - I (all items)
Wages 35000 RCA advance
bill sent to
6/30/2014 PAO,
Hyderabad

Dr. Soney Kurien P


Geologist
SU:Kerala Unit POL 9000
1 6/30/2014
STM/SR/KRL/2014
/010
2014-15

OC 6000
6/30/2014

Tribal Welfare
Wages 27000 RCA advance
bill sent to
6/30/2014 PAO,
Kausik Kumar Hyderabad
Ghosh
Geologist
2 SU : Kerala POL
ME/SR/KRL/2014/
081
2014-15
OC 20000
6/30/2014

122
OC 50000 RCA advance
bill sent to
Smt. Ashamol T.L 6/30/2014 PAO,
Geologist Hyderabad
SU:Kerala Unit
3
ME/SR/KRL/2014/
080
2014-15

Wages 30000 RCA advance


bill sent to
6/30/2014 PAO,
Hyderabad

Pabir Kumar Behera


Geologist
SU : Kerala POL 10000
4
GCM/SR/KRL/201 6/30/2014
4/051
2014-15

OC 10000
6/30/2014

OC 50000 RCA advance


Uday Narayan bill sent to
Geologist 6/30/2014 PAO,
5 SU : Kerala Hyderabad
GCM/SR/KRL/201
3/34

Jiji Kumar S Wages 30000 RCA advance


Geologist bill sent to
6
SU:Kerala Unit 6/30/2014 PAO,
GCM/SR/KRL/201 Hyderabad
123
4/048
2014-15

POL 10000
6/30/2014

OC 10000
6/30/2014

Wages 10000 RCA advance


bill sent to
7/14/2014 PAO,
Hyderabad
Sachin R
Sr. Geologist
SU:Kerala Unit POL
7
LSM/SR/KRL/2014
/097
OC 40000
2014-15
7/14/2014

124
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA
STATUS OF RCA AND PENDENCY OF RCA BILLS OF SOUTHERN REGIONAL OFFICE, HEAD QUARTER AS ON 05/07/2014
Sl. Name & RCA RCA Disbursement Bills Submitted & Bills pending recoupment Remarks of the
No. Designation of (Head) amount Date Recouped project supervisor
the Officer with sanctioned Recoupment Recoupment Bill Amount Balance Bills and fund status
FSP item No. with date amount date submitted in hand pending
to office with with PAO
date officer date
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

POL

Wages 30000
B.M.Shah 4/22/2014
1
Supdt. Geologist
OC 10000
4/22/2014

POL 20000
5/20/2014

Wages 15000
A.Anil Kumar 5/20/2014
2
Geologist
OC 5000
5/20/2014

POL

N.J.Sumanth Wages 5000


3
Supdt. Geologist 6/6/2014

OC 20000
6/6/2014
125
POL

Wages 10000
Rimpal
4 6/25/2014
KarGeologist

OC 5000
6/25/2014

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA


STATUS OF RCA AND PENDENCY OF RCA BILLS OF GEOPHYSICS DIVISION, SOUTHERN REGION AS ON 05/07/2013
Sl. Name & Designation RCA RCA Disbursement Bills Submitted & Bills pending recoupment Remarks of
of the Officer with (Head) amount Date recouped the project
No. FSP item No. sanctioned Recoupment Recoupment Bill Amount Balance in Bills supervisor
with date amount date submitted to hand with submitted and fund
office date officer to PAO status
date
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

sanctioned
Wages 10000 vide token
no. 1859
5/20/2014

M.Pradeep kumar
Sr. Geophysicist
1 SER/SR/HQ/2014/040 sanctioned
Mission - II (M & E) POL 25000 vide token
ME no. 1859
5/20/2014

sanctioned
OC 15000 vide token
no. 1859
5/20/2014

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7. LABORATORY INFRASTRUCTURE, ITEMS, OUTPUT- ACTUAL VS NORM, AMC, BUDGET ETC.

A) LABORATORY CAPABILITIES
Geological Survey of India, Southern Region is equipped with:
1) Sophisticated instruments for chemical analysis like
Atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS)
Inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometer (ICP-AES)
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS)
Fire assay furnace.
XRF
2) Electron Probe Micro Analysis (EPMA) for mineral grain studies.
3) Mineral separating facility including isodynamic separator in Petrology Lab.
4) X-ray Diffraction (XRD) machine for study of clay minerals
5) Scanning electron microscope (SEM) for palaeontological studies.
6) Binocular stereo-zoom microscope for petrological study.
7) Ore microscopes for identifying ore minerals (in Petrology Division)
8) Digital image processing software for remote-sensing in PGRS lab.
9) Gem testing facility in the Gems unit of PGRS lab.
10) Rock testing for physical properties in engineering geology studies in Geotechnical Lab.
11) Pulverizers and Crushers for rock sample powder preparation.
12) NCEGR ( erstwhile PPOD), Bangalore is equipped with:
1) XRF (X-Ray Sequential Spectrometer-model BRUKER S*Tiger) capable of determination of 10 major elements by
fusion bead and 18 trace elements by pressed pellet of common rock types in the felsic to ultramafic compositional range.
2) EPMA (Electron Probe Micro Analysis, model SX-100, CAMECA, France) for determination of mineral chemistry
(major, trace and REE), X-ray mapping, BSE imaging monazite (chemical) dating, etc.
3) Ore beneficiation and heavy mineral separation facility like Wilfley table, Mozley mineral separator, Frantz
isodynamic separator, Knelson gold concentrator, etc.
4) XRD (X-ray Diffraction, model XPERT PRO: PANALYTICAL) system equipped with up graded HIGHSCORE
PLUS soft ware with PDF-4 and ICSD database for Qualitative and quantitative determination and characterization of the
various mineral phases including clay minerals present in all geological samples.
5) Mass spectrometry -Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (GEO 20-20, SERCON, UK) for stable isotopic analysis of C
and O in carbonates, S in sulphides, N in nitrates and H/D in water system.
6) Motorized Zoom Fluorescence Stereo Microscope (LEICA Mz16 FA) with image analyzer for identification of mineral
grains
7) Trinocular advanced research polarizing microscope for transmitted and reflected light (model- Leica DMRXP) with
photomicrography attachment and digital image processing and analysis workstation for study of thin and polished
sections
8) Microscope (model-Olympus BX 50) with LINKAM heating and freezing stage (THMSG-600) for determination of
the pressure, volume, temperature and composition of the fluids in the inclusions in geological samples.
9) High capacity ball mill, planetary ball mill, polygonal blender, forced air oven, rotary divider, temperature and
humidity controlled sample room etc for preparation of Certified Reference Material
10) Pulverizers and Crushers for rock sample powder preparation.
11) Water rock cutting machine, Kerosene rock cutting machine, polishing cum grinding machine, polishing machine, etc
for preparation of thin, polished and thin polished sections, wafers and grain mounts.

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B) IMPORTANT LABORATORIES LOCATED IN SOUTHERN REGION AND CAPACITY OF EQUIPMENTS:
S.No. Name/ Type of Equipment Type of Analysis No of samples analysed per month
available (Optimum Conditions)
Chemical Laboratory, Hyderabad
1 ICPMS REE, PGE, Other Traces & 500
Ultra Trace Elements
2 ICPMS ( latest model of REE, PGE, Other Traces &
Agilent make (7700 X) Ultra Trace Elements
Argon Plasma)
3 XRF Major, Minor & Trace 300
elements
4 ION ANALYSER FLUORIDE 200

5 AAS-FLAME Major, Minor & Trace 500


elements
6 AAS-GTA Au, Ag & Cd 1000
Petrology Lab, Hyderabad
1 EPMA Chemical analysis of silicates 30 analyses were done as a test case after
and ores. the installation
2 DMRXP Microscope Petrographic studies. 80 thin/ polished sections were studied.

3. Polariscope, Refractometer, Gem testing Samples on request


specific gravity instrument
and microscope
4. Isodynamic separator Separation of heavy minerals Samples on request

5. Grinding machine and Preparation of thin /polished Thin/ polished sections are prepared for
polishing machine section Departmental use and also commercially
Geotechnical Laboratory
Soil mechanics
1 Direct shear test apparatus Determination of Cohesion and 130
angle of Internal friction of soil
samples
2 Cone Panetrometer Determination of Liquid Limit 141
of soil samples
3 Pippet Assembly Determination of clay size 56
fraction of soil
4 Sieve shaker Determination of grain size 65
analysis of soil
5 Pycnometer Determination of specific 58
gravity of soil
Rock mechanics
6 Uniaxial compression Determination of Compressive
testing Machine strength and tensile strength of 25
rock/ core
7 Point Load testing Determination of Compressive 3
Machine Point Load strength Index of
rock/ core
8 Los Angeles Abrasion Determination of Abrasion 3
Testing Machine Loss of aggregates
9 Core cutting Machine For side c utting of cores 50

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SU: Karnataka & Goa, Chemical Lab, Bangalore
1 ICP- AES Major &trace elements Analysis July-2013 -68
(Simultaneous, Ultima-2, (Al, Aug-2013-30
(Jobin Yvon, France) Fe, Ti, Ca, Mg, Na & K )
Sep-2013-12
2 AAS-Flame Hydride Generator Base metals & trace elements July-2013
accessory Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Co, As, Sb, Bi, Mo,
GBC, Avanta-PM, Australia Cd, Cr, Ag, Li & Cs Aug-2013
Sep-2013( Not functioning since
lastt week of June 2013 due to
problems in Nebulizer without
bung)

3 AAS-Flame July-2013-159
Varian SpetrAA-30 Cu, Pb, Zn, Ni, Co, Sb,Bi, Cr, Ag, Cd,Aug-2013-164
Li ,Cs & 115(NGCM)
Australia & Au Sep-2013-256
4 AAS-GTA, Au July-2013-378
GBC, Avanta- Sigma August-2013-283
Spectrometer240 system 3000, September-2013-19
Australia 107 ( NGCM)
5 Pulverizer Appx.400 samples/month
a) BICO, INC, Under repair
b) Vibratory Cup Mill Utilizing for powdering of samples
In smart systems, India

PPOD, BENGALURU
Sl. No. Name/ Type of Equipment available Type of Analysis No of samples analyzed
per month
(Optimum Conditions)
1 Petrology/ Ore Microscopy Study of thin and 40 to 50 samples
Leica DMRXP Trinocular advanced research polished sections
polarizing microscope for transmitted and
reflected light with photomicrography
attachment and digital image processing and
analysis workstation- One.
Petrological Microscope: Two- Study of thin and
LABOPHOT, NIKON, One- Leitz polished sections
Attachments for digital microphotography

Leitz Orthoplan Microscope for reflected Study of polished


and transmitted light with photomicrography sections
attachment- One

Digital Point counter-One Mineral modal analysis

Section Preparation Preparation of thin, thin 80 samples per month


Water rock cutting machine-Two polished, polished, grain
Kerosene rock cutting machine-One mount sections and
Polishing cum grinding machine- One doubly polished wafers.
Polishing machine- One

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2 XRF and XRD Determination of 10 60 to 70
X-Ray Sequential Spectrometer (BRUKER major elements by fusion Samples
S*Tiger) bead and 18 trace
elements by pressed
pellet of common rock
types in the felsic to
ultramafic compositional
range.
Automatic fusion bead preparation Unit Preparation of fusion
(PerlX-3 Philips) beads for XRF analysis

Hydraulic press pallet machine Preparation of pressed


pallets for XRF analysis

XRD System (XPERT PRO: Qualitative and 60 to 70


PANALYTICAL).Equipped with up graded quantitative samples
HIGHSCORE PLUS soft ware with PDF-4 determination and
and ICSD database characterization of the
various mineral phases
including clay minerals
present in all geological
samples.
3 Mass spectrometry Stable isotopic analysis of 30 samples
Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (GEO 20- C and O in carbonates, S
20, SERCON, UK) in sulphides, N in nitrates
and H/D in water system.
4 Fluid Inclusion Study To record the Pressure, 10 to 15
Olympus BX 50 microscope with Volume, Temperature samples
LINKAM heating and freezing stage and Composition of the
(THMSG-600). (M/s Linkam scientific fluids in the inclusions in
instruments Ltd.) geological samples.
5 Laboratory Scale Beneficiation work, Separations of heavy 50 to 60 samples per
separation of heavy minerals and minerals month
identification
Wilfley table, Mozley mineral separator,
Fantz isodynamic separator,
Knelson gold concentrator,
Double cone blender, Forced hot air oven
etc.

Motorized Zoom Fluorescence Stereo Heavy minerals study


Microscope (LEICA Mz16 FA) with image under visible and UV
analyzer-One. light and their
photomicrography.
6 Preparation of Certified Reference Material Processing of Two bulk samples per
1) High capacity ball mill. contamination free bulk year
2) Planetary ball mill. samples for preparation
3) Polygonal Blender, of certified reference
4) Forced air oven, materials (CRM).
5) Rotary divider
6) Temperature and humidity controlled
sample room

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7 EPMA Mineral chemistry 40 to 50 hours per month
Electron Probe Micro-analyzer (SX-100, (major, trace and REE),
CAMECA, France) with Bruker AXS EDS; X-ray mapping, BSE
WDS and Crystals; Carbon Coater imaging monazite
(chemical) dating, etc.

8. TRAINING /CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN THE REGION:

Courses proposed for FS 2014-15 by RTI, SR

MISSION-V (TRAINING & CAPACITY BUILDING)


1 Exploration strategy for REE & Rare Metals.
1. 2 A Course on Computer Awareness for Group B Non-Gazetted and Group C Ministerial Staff of SR
and CR.
2. 3 Refresher Course for National Geochemical Mapping.
3. 4 Basic training course in Drilling Technology
4. 5 Workshop on United Nation Framework Classification System.
5. 6 Training on Administration, Finance & Vigilance in GSI for Group A & B officers of GSI
6. 7 Workshop on compilation of Second Edition Quadrangle Geological Maps (1:2,50,000)
7. 8 Exploration strategy for Industrial and Fertilizer Minerals

Details of the courses conducted by Regional Training Institute, Southern Region and FTCs:Chitradurga, Salem, Kothagudam
and GSI camp Wajrakarur during April-June, 2014 are given in Annexure-10.

SU: KARNATAKA & GOA:


1. Smt. Anu J. Ponnar attended training programme on Digital Image Processing from 22-06-2014 to 12-07-2014, at GSITI
Hyderabad
2. Miss Neena K. Vaman attended training programme on Digital Image Processing from 22-06-2014 to 12-07-2014, at
GSITI Hyderabad
3. Shri. Koushik Shukla, Geologist, attended training on Remote sensing and GIS based modelling for officers engaged in
National landslide susceptibility mapping from 21-05-2014 to 30-05-2014 at RTI, ER , Siliguri and Kolkota.
4. Shri. A.K. Srivastava, Geologist, attended training on Remote sensing and GIS based modelling for officers engaged in
National landslide susceptibility mapping from 21-05-2014 to 30-05-2014 at RTI, ER , Siliguri and Kolkota.
5. Shri Mangesh Bapat, Geologist, attended Training programme in Deccan Trap and other basaltic provinces in India
from 22-04-2014 to 03-05-2014 at GSI, SU: Pune.
6. Shri Trigun Trivikram Paradkar Geologist attended Training programme in Deccan Trap and other basaltic provinces in
India from 22-04-2014 to 03-05-2014 at GSI, SU: Pune.

SU: KERALA:
1. Shri. Sachin R., Senior Geologist and Ms. Rakhi Gopal R., Geologist, attended Training on Remote Sensing and GIS
based modeling for officers of GSI engaged in National Landslide Susceptibility Mapping conducted by RTI, ER at
Siliguri/Kolkata from 21st to 30th May 2014
2. Ms. Angeshri M.Hikare and Pabitra Kumar Behera, Geologists had attended training on Geochemical data interpretation
at RTI, Jaipur from 26th to 30th May 2014
3. Shri M. Selvam, Chemist attended a training on Refresher course on analysis of water samples at RTI, ER from
04.06.14 to 13.06.14
4. Shri Vishnu C.S. is attending training on Digital Image Processing from 23.06.14 to 12.07.14 at GSITI, Hyderabad.
5. Shri. M. N Praveen, Supt. Geologist is attending training at Australia for Skill up gradation and capacity building from
June 1st onwards.

M & CSD, Mangalore:

1. Refresher course on Geostatistics from 07.04.2014 12.04.2014 was held under RTI, ER, Kolkata in which 3 officers
from MCSD, OPEC-I, namely, Shri Debasis Sengupta, Sr. Geologist, Shri Satyendra Baraik, Geologist and Shri Rajesh
Kumar Pradhan, Geologist participated.

2. Shri Sanjeev Raghav, Director, Subhasis Roychaudhuri and M.L.Renjith, Sr.Geologists delivered lectures on different
marine related topics for the 37th O.C.G, Batch-G, at GSITI, Hyderabad during the period 15 to 17th April
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3. Refresher course on Micropalaentology with special emphasis on Foraminifera, Ostracoda and Bryozoa from 05.05.2014
10.05.2014 was held under RTI, ER, Kolkata in which, Shri. Amitabha Lahiri., Suptdg. Geologist delivered lectures and
8 officers from MCSD, OPEC-I, namely, Ms. Drishya G, Geologist, Shri Rajesh Kumar Joshi, Geologist, Shri. Danish
Anwar, Geologist, Shri. Harsh Tewari, Geologist, Shri. Soibam Iswarchandra Verma, Geologist, Shri. Sanjay Verma,
Geologist, Shri. Mansum Prakash Kashyap, Geologist and Shri. Rajesh Kumar Pradhan, M.R.Arivarasan, Geologist were
participated.

4. Training Programme on Geo-Soft software upgraded version proposed by Data Core Nagpur at Vishakhapatnam on 19th
to 21st May in which two officers namely Shri. S.C. Biswas, Sr. Geophysicist and Dr. B.K. Nandi, Sr. Geophysicist were
participated.

5. Shri G. V. Satyanarayana & D. Chakravarthi, Senior Geophysicists, M.Sabir Pathan & Dr.L.I.Meetei, Geophysicists,
attended Training on Upgradation version of Geosoft from 19.05.2014 to 21.05.2014

6. Smt. Saritha.V.K. and Smt.Mamatha.P.K, Geologists participated as resource personnel and conducted training on Map
Compilation using QGIS for the officers of M&CSD,Kochi under GSITI
7. Dr. A. .Anil Kumar, Senior Geologist delivered lecture to the 37th OCG, F Batch on (1) Structure and tectonics of
Northern Indian Ocean and (2) RV Samudra Ratnakar and Marine Maps-preparation and status of map compilation work
by M&CSD.

8. Shri K.V.Ramachandran, Director (CT) delivered a lecture to the 37th OCG, Batch D on the geological set up of Northern
Indian Ocean on 25-6-2014.

9. Dr. V. Ambili, Supdtg. Geologist is on tour to GSITI, Hyderabad from 23 rd June, 2014 onwards to deliver a talk
onIntroduction to Marine Geology to the 37th OCG trainees.

10. Shri. Satish Kumar, Supdtg. Geologist was on tour to GSITI, Hyderabad from 9th to 12th June, 2014 to deliver a talk on
Introduction to Marine Geology to the 37th OCG trainees (Batch-F).

11. Training Programme on Digital Image Processing at GSITI, HQ, Hyderabad from 23rd June 2014 to 12th July2014,
wherein two officers namely Shri. Satyendra Baraik, Geologist and Smt. Resmi S., Geologists are participating.

12. All the chemists of Op:EC-I were engaged in the water analysis training programme on 10th and 11th June 2014.

10. SCIENTIFIC WORKSHOPS /MEETINGS/ SEMINARS/ SYMPOSIUM, EXHIBITIONS ETC.


ORGANIZED/PARTICIPATED:
MEETINGS

Official Meetings of the Regional Advisory Council (RAC), Operational Advisory Council (OAC) were held/ organized/
attended by the Southern Region during the quarter April June, 2014.
A complete list with dates of RAC / OAC / SGPB meetings held is given in Annexure-11. Tentative schedule of the RAC
meeting of SR and OAC meetings of different State Units to be held during the FS 2014-15 are given below:

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF RAC / OAC MEETINGS OF GSI, SR, FOR 2013 14 and 2014-15

RAC MEETINGS OF SR
Sl.No. Name Date Venue
1. XII_SR_RAC_05 28th June, 2013 GSI, SR, Hyderabad
2. XII_SR_RAC_06 30th September,2013 GSI, SR, Hyderabad
3. XII_SR_RAC_07 31st December, 2013 GSI, SR, Hyderabad
4. XII_SR_RAC_08 28th March, 2014 GSI, SR, Hyderabad
5 XII_SR_RAC_09 27th June, 2014 GSI, SR, Hyderabad

OAC MEETINGS OF SU:AP


Sl.No. Name Date Venue
1. XII_AP_OAC_05 21st June, 2013 GSI, SU:AP, Hyderabad
2. XII_AP_OAC_06 25th September, 2013 GSI, SU:AP, Hyderabad
3. XII_AP_OAC_07 24th December,2013 GSI, SU:AP, Hyderabad
4. XII_AP_OAC_08 21t March, 2014 GSI, SU:AP, Hyderabad
5 XII_AP_OAC_09 24th June, 2014 GSI, SU:AP, Hyderabad
OAC MEETINGS OF SU:KG
Sl.No. Name Date Venue
1. XII_KG_OAC_05 24th June, 2013 GSI, SU:K&G, Bangalore
2. XII_KG_OAC_06 25th September, 2013 GSI, SU:K&G, Bangalore
3. XII_KG_OAC_07 19th December, 2013 GSI, SU:K&G, Bangalore
4. XII_KG_OAC_08 20th March, 2014 GSI, SU:K&G, Bangalore
5 XII_KG_OAC_09 20th June, 2014 GSI, SU:K&G, Bangalore

OAC MEETINGS OF SU:TNP


Sl.No. Name Date Venue
1. XII_TNP_OAC_05 21st June, 2013 GSI, SU:TNP, Chennai
2. XII_TNP_OAC_06 24th September, 2013 GSI, SU:TNP, Chennai
3. XII_TNP_OAC_07 20th December, 2013 GSI, SU:TNP, Chennai
4. XII_TNP_OAC_08 25th March, 2014 GSI, SU:TNP, Chennai
XII_TNP_OAC_09 24th June, 2014 GSI, SU:TNP, Chennai

OAC MEETINGS OF SU: KERALA


Sl.No. Name Date Venue
1. XII_KRL_OAC_05 24th June, 2013 GSI, SU:KRL, Thiruvananthapuram
2. XII_KRL_OAC_06 27th September, 2013 GSI, SU:KRL, Thiruvananthapuram
3. XII_KRL_OAC_07 20th December, 2013 GSI, SU:KRL, Thiruvananthapuram
4. XII_KRL_OAC_08 21st March, 2014 GSI, SU:KRL, Thiruvananthapuram
XII_KRL_OAC_09 16th June, 2014 GSI, SU:KRL, Thiruvananthapuram

REGIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (RAC):

9th RAC meeting of XII Plan XII_SR_RAC_09 of SR for the quarter April, to June, 2014 was held on 27th June, 2014
at Hyderabad. Minutes of the meeting are uploaded in GSI portal.

OPERATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (OAC):

9th OAC meeting under XII Plan of all the State Units of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka & Goa, Tamilnadu &
Puducherry and Kerala were held for the quarter April to June, 2014. Date of the meetings and the status of uploading of
minutes are given in Annexure 11.

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SCIENTIFIC WORKSHOPS/MEETINGS/SEMINARS/SYMPOSIUM/TRAINING, EXHIBITION,
MICSELLANEOUS ETC.
SU: K & G:
Dr. Vinod Kumar attended
Workshop on Quaternary Geology at Aishmquam, Srinagar from 27-05-2014 to 31-06-
2014 held by GSITI, Luckhnow

SU: KERALA:
Shri. M. Suresh Chandran, Director (TC), M. R. Asoka Kumar and C. Thanavelu, Directors and officers of SU: Kerala
attended the inaugural function of Disaster Risk Vulnerability Conference 2014 (DRVC-2014) organised by the
Department of Geology, University of Kerala on 24.04.14

Shri C. Thanavelu, Director delivered a keynote address on Management of Landslide disasters on DRVC-2014 on
26.04.14

R. Sajeev, K.R. Praveen and M. R. Asoka Kumar submitted an abstract entitled Recent landslide incidences and its
GSISOA, SU: Kerala has organized a talk on Forests of Kerala and relevant aspects by Smt. Rohini G. R., Forest
Range Officer, Forest Management Information System (FMIS), Thiruvananthapuram on 28.04.14

Shri. C. Thanavelu, Director, actively participated in the Executive Demonstration Module on Implementation of NLSM
program brainstorming section on NLSM.

The DDG, SU: Kerala made a presentation on significance of Varkala and follow up action required at Chief Minister
Chamber attended by Minister for Tourism, Minister for Culture, MLA, Municipal Chairman, Municipal Secretary, Vice
Chairman, State Planning Board, Secretaries of various departments and several senior officials of Govt. of Kerala.

PPOD, Bengaluu:

Meeting of GSI supervisory officers of Bangalore with Shri Anup K Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Govt of India
on 28/04/2014 and made suggestions for bringing improvements in functioning of GSI on 28/04/2014.
Shri R. P. Nagar, Director presented overview and future plans of NCEGR, Bangalore
Meeting on Re-tendering for the Comprehensive Annual Operation & Maintenance (CAO&M) of Twin Otter aircraft on 9 th
and 10th April14.
Shri. J.N.Das, Directors attended as member and submitted report to DG, GSI.
Abstract titled
Fluid inclusion characteristics of Regional high grade granulite terrain of, Southern Karnataka, India by
Girish K Mayachar and S.Ghosh has been accepted for oral presentation in the forthcoming International Mineralogical
Association (IIM 2014) symposium to be held in S

M & CSD, Mangalore:

A meeting of officers of OPEC-1was held at, the Conference Hall , M&CSD, Kolkata on 10.4.2014 under the
Chairmanship of Shri S. Kannan, DDG and HOD, Mission-C, M&CSD, Mangalore, wherein, 8 agendas were discussed
in detail regarding various issues of M&CSD in general and OPEC-I in particular.

IGCP: Dr.Thomas Mathai,Director under the Chairmanship of Shri S. Kannan, Dy.D.G., M&CSD, convened the 4th
Meeting of the National Working Group of IGCP Project-588 and as Convenor of the Project, presented a report of the
activities and achievements of the Project at M&CSD, Geological Survey of India, Mangalore on 23.04.2014.

Shri. YC Kar, Dy DG (Geophy) held discussions/ meetings with all the Geophysicists, M&CSD, GSI, Mangalore
regarding technical matters, R V Samudra Ratnakar cruise SR-001, seismic compilation in the area Gulf of Kachchh,
magnetic map compilation up to EEZ of WCO-I, GSI, Mangalore and along with other Directors and Senior Officers of
WCO-I, M&CSD, GSI, Mangalore on 2nd April, 2014 in the Conference Hall and discussed the role of Dy.DGs in
M&CSD and other related scientific and technical matters.

A Review Meeting was taken by Dr.S.K. Wadhawan, Director General, GSI at Operations: West Coast-II,
M&CSD, GSI, Cochin on 6 May 2014 regarding the activities ,achievementsand future projects and programmes of
M&CSD Kochi. Dr.Thomas Mathai, Director, accompanied Dr. S.K.Wadhawan, Director General, GSI, along with Dr.
V. Ambili, Supdt. Geologist, to the erosion prone coastal sectors of Quilon and Alleppey districts, Kerala and also on
boat surveys in the Vembanad Lagoon, Kerala.

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Shri. N.R. Biswas, Director, M&CSD participated in the 5th meeting of the NNRMS-SCOM at SAC, Ahmedabad on 2nd
May 2014.
Shri. S.Kannan, DyDG attended the HoD meeting and review meeting by the Joint Secretary, MoM in New Delhi on
1/5/2014
As a member of standing committee on polymetallic nodules attended a review meeting at NIOT campus on 12/5/2014
DDG, M&CSD attended the ROC meeting of GSI, SR held in Vizag on 13/5/2014
DDG, M&CSD visited Samudra Kaustubh on 14/5/2014 and inspected the condition of the vessel along with the senior
officers of Op: EC-II for arranging repairs
DDG, M&CSD attended the official language implementation committee meeting at the corporation bank in Mangalore
as a member of TOLIC
DDG, M&CSD attended the training Advisory Committee meeting in Hyderabad on21/5/2014
Shri. P.Praveen kumar, Suptg.Geologist is attending a meeting on 23/5/14 with senior officials of SCI and GSI at
Kolkata to discuss about the decommissioning/ conversion of museum of R.V.Samudra Manthan
DDG, M&CSD attended review meeting of Kochi office on 26.6.14 and court case on 27-6-14 inKochi
OAC meeting
9th OAC meeting of Op EC-II was held on 23.06.2014 at Visakhapatnam.
The 9th OAC meeting of Op WC-I ,M&CSD, Mangalore was held on 18h June, 2014 for thesecond quarter (April to June
2014).
29th OAC meeting pertaining to the Second Quarter of 2014-15 of Op: WC-II, MCSD Kochi was held at the conference
hall of Op WC-II , on 2nd June, 2014.
SGPB meeting
Shri.K.V.Ramachandran, Director (CT) attended the 50th meeting of SGPB of Maharashtra at Nagpur on 7th June 2014.

RAC meeting
Shri. N.R. Biswas, Director and Shri Amitava Lahiri, Supdtg. Geologist & Head of Office, OPEC-I, M&CSD participated
in the XII-ER- 9th RAC meeting at Bhubaneshwar, on 19th June 2014.
Shri K.V.Ramachandran, Director (CT) attended the RAC meeting at SR on 27-6-2014.

Deputation:
Shri. P.Praveen Kumar, Superintending Geologist was on deputation to Colombo, Srilanka from 14th to 21 st June to
monitor Warrantee repairs on board R.V.S.Ratnakar

11. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, ESTABLISHMENT, PAY ROLL AND HRMIS, e-SERVICE BOOK,
etc:
HRMIS DATA IN RESPECT OF SOUTHERN REGION AS ON 30/06/2014
S.NO OFFICE GRA GRB(G) GRB(NG) GRC TOTAL

1 SRO, HYDERABAD 182 19 152 258 611


2 TRAINING INSTITUTE, 239 02 18 17 276
HYD
3 SU:K&G, BANGALORE 72 05 18 26 121

4 SU:TNK&P, CHENNAI 75 5 10 32 122

5 SU:KERALA 28 05 11 18 62
6 West Coast I, Marine 46 01 07 24 78
Wing, Mangalore
7 East Coast II, Marine 29 0 10 23 62
Wing, Visakhapatnam
8 West Coast II, Marine 13 0 3 05 21
Wing, Cochin
9 RSAS, Bangalore 55 8 57 102 222
TOTAL 739 45 286 505 1575

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT FOR THE REGION: Hyderabad
STATUS OF HRMIS DATA UPDATION AS ON JUNE, 2014

No. of
No. of
Employees No. of
Employee
(with %) Employees
s (with
i.r.o. whom (with %)
No. of %) i.r.o.
the HRMIS i.r.o. whom
RHQ/ State Group Employees whom the Remarks, if any
data is the HRMIS
Unit as on 01st HRMIS
updated data is yet
data is
during to be
already
current updated
updated
month
No % No % No %

'A' 182 182 100.00% 0 0 0.00%

'B (G)' 19 15 78.95% 0 4 21.05%

RHQ: 'B (NG)' 152 147 96.71% 0 5 3.29%

'C' 258 212 82.17% 0 46 17.83%

Total 611 556 91.00% 0 0.00% 55 9.00%

'A' 28 26 92.86% 0 2 7.14%

'B (G)' 5 5 100.00% 0 0 0.00%

SU:Kerala 'B (NG)' 11 10 90.91% 0 1 9.09%

'C' 18 18 100.00% 0 0 0.00%

Total 62 59 95.16% 0 0.00% 3 4.84%

'A'

'B (G)' 0

'B (NG)'

'C'

Total 0 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

'A' 75 73 97.33% 0 0.00%

'B (G)' 5 5 100.00% 0 0.00%

SU:Chennai 'B (NG)' 10 9 90.00% 1 10.00%

'C' 32 32 100.00% 0 0.00%

Total 122 119 97.54% 0 0.00% 1 0.82%

'A' 72 72 100.00% 0 0 0.00%

SU:K&G 'B (G)' 5 5 100.00% 0 0 0.00%

'B (NG)' 18 14 77.78% 0 4 22.22%

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'C' 26 26 100.00% 0 0 0.00%

Total 121 117 96.69% 0 0.00% 4 3.31%

'A'

'B (G)'
SU: 'B (NG)'

'C'
Total 0 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
'A'

'B (G)'
Un- defined,
'B (NG)'
if any
'C'

Total 0 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

'A' 357 353 98.88% 0 0.00% 4 1.12%

'B (G)' 34 30 88.24% 0 0.00% 4 11.76%


Total for
'B (NG)' 191 180 94.24% 0 0.00% 11 5.76%
Region:
'C' 334 288 86.23% 0 0.00% 46 13.77%

Total 916 851 92.90% 0 0.00% 65 7.10%

Statement of usage of Transactional Application Claims- GSI Portal


Region / State Unit Southern Region
Date 07-07-2014
Name of the nodal officer G.Pratap Reddy
Period of usage 01/06/2014 to 30/06/2014
No. of applications No of applications
submitted over GSI portal actually submitted
Name of the Application transactional application (Hard copy) Remarks

1 Tour Approval Application 25 35

2 Tour Directive 0

3 Tour Dairy
Tour Approval
4 Revision Application 0
A&B
5 Travelling Advance 24 Officials

6 Travelling Adjustment 36

7 LTC Advance

8 LTC Adjustment
A,B,C
9 Leave Application 129 149 Officials

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10 Leave Joining Report 80 105

11 Leave Extension 5 1

12 Leave Cancellation 8 2

13 Leave Encashment

14 Medical Advance 0

15 Medical Adjustment 13

16 Advance Cancellation 0

17 GPF Advance 0

18 GPF Withdrawal 16
19 GPF Conversion 0
excluding
20 Contingent Advance 0 Drilling bills

21 Contingent Adjustment 0

22 Permanent Advance 0

23 Permanent Adjustment

24 Transfer Advance 0
25 Transfer Adjustment 0
Children Education
26 Allowance Scheme 5

27 Newspaper Reimbursement 0

28 Lump-Sum Incentive 0

29 Field Establishment Allowance

30 Preparatory FEA 0

31 CGHS New Card 0


32 CGHS Temporary Permit 0

33 CGHS Transfer of Dispensary 0

34 CGHS Cancellation 0

35 CGHS Addition 0

36 GPF/ CGEGIS/ DCRG Nominee 0

37 Supplementary Claims 0
38 Overtime Allowance 0

39 Honorarium 0

40 Hindi Incentive 0

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Loans and Advance 0

41 Pay Advance 0

42 Car Advance 0

43 Scooter Advance 0

44 Computer Advance 0

45 Cycle Advance 0

46 Festival Advance

47 Warm Clothing Advance 0

48 Natural Calamity Advance 0

49 Immediate Relief Advance 0

50 House Building Advance 0

51 Land/Flat Purchase Permission 0

52 HB Second Charge 0

53 HB Enhancement 0

54 HB Repayment of Advance 0

55 Revise Installment 0

56 Revise Interest Installment 0

Retirement claims 0

57 Travel Advance on Retirement 0

58 Travel Adjustment on Retirement 0


59 Retirement -Insurance Fund Claim 0

60 Retirement -GPF Final withdrawal 0

61 Retirement -Commuted Pension 0

62 Retirement -Provisional Pension 0

63 Death /Retirement Gratuity 0

64 Retirement -Service Gratuity 0


65 Retirement -Withheld Gratuity 0
Retirement -GPF
66 Final withdrawal Authority 0

67 GPF Final withdrawal form C 0


GPF Final
68 withdrawal form C Authority 0
Retirement -Deposit Link
69 Insurance 0

70 Station leaving 12 0

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Status of pending grievance cases as on 11.7.2014

Sl Registration No. & Date Name of the Subject of Grievance Action status
No. Complainant

1. The officer is awarded NFU recently


MMINE/E/2012/00094,
Dr. J.Simhachalam as per the GSI Portal Information.
dt. 17.7.2012
NFU
2. The PAO,SR, had forwarded the
PRSEC/E/2013/13306, Sri.V.N.Murthy, DDG grievance to the CPAO, New Delhi.
Re-fixation of pension
dt. 20.8.2013 (retd.) The case is pending with CPAO, New
Delhi.
3. The case is disposed off and
MMINE/E/2013/00129, Shri G.Srikanth Rao accordingly the nodal grievance
Medical Claim
dt.24.7.2013. GSI, SR, Hyderabad. officer, CHQ, Kolkata, was already
informed.
4. As the records of the official are not
DOPPW/E/2013/01863, Sri.K.Ramkrishnan, readily available with the SR
Revision of Pension
dt. 27.8.2013 Shift Boss (retd.) administration the same was requested
from the official.
5.
As informed by the Director & HOO,
DOPPW/E/2013/02624, Sri.Balakrishna Reddy,
Revision of Pay GSI, Chennai the case is pending with
dt. 19.11.2013 STA(Survey) retd.
PAO, SR.

6.
Shri.T.Vengadesan,
MMINE/E/2013/00196, Service period counted The grievance is settled as informed
A.O., Gr.I., G.S.I,
dt.13.11.2013. for pensionary benefits. verbally by the HOO, Chennai.
(Tech.Resignation)

7
DOPPW/P/2012/10019, K. Appavadhanulu, The grievance is pending with PAO,
Revision of Pension
dt. 03-01-2011 Director (Retd.) SR.

8
All India Federation of Fixation of Pay of Sri.
DOPPW/P/2014/00732, The grievance is pending with PAO,
pensioners Association, Kanaikaraj, Artist
dt. 28-03-2014 SR.
Chennai. (Retd.)

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9 The HOO, GSI, Bangalore, informed
Head Quarter based
that Smt.Niharika Jha,
division in GSI, SU :
MMIENE/E/2013/00195, Sri. G. Senthikumaran, Suptd.Geologist, has been recently
KG/RSAS to function
dt. 08-11-2013 SR. Geologist declared as grievacne officer in GSI
as vigilange and nodal
office, Bangalore. Hence the case
officer
may be disposed off.
10
MOMs letter Sri.A.Natarjan, Promotion to the post The matter is pending with the
dt. 11.9.2013 Director(Geology) of DDG(G) Director(P), CHQ, Kolkata.

11
The grievance case has been disposed
MOMs letter Miss.P.Vijaya Kumari, off and the Nodal Officers, Greivance
Wrong Pay Fixation
dt. 22.10.2013 JTA(DO) Cell, CHQ, Kolkata has already been
informed.
12
The HOO, SU : AP, GSI, SR,
Applicant Lr. dated T. Ananda Rao, Payment of withheld informed that the pensionary
21-04-2014 Driver (Retd.) gratutity benefits settled. Hence the case may
be disposed off.
13 Compliant by Smt. The letter is pending with
Gouramma, W/O Sri. Director(HRD), however, the original
MOM Lr. dated Sri. Balachandran,
Eswara Bhatt, for complaint was not available and a
31-12-2013 Stores officer
transfer to Chennai to copy of the letter may be sent for
Bangalore processing.

STATEMENT OF PENDING OF VIGILANCE CASES


(Disciplinary cases pending in SR, Hyderabad upto the end of June, 2014)
Sl.No Description No of Cases
1 Total No of cases pending as on 31.03.2014 5
2 Total No of cases pending as on 30.06 .2014 4
3 Total No of cases added during the quarter from 2
March, 2014 to June, 2014
4 Total No. of cases disposed during the March, 2014 to 1
June, 2014
5 Total No of cases at the end of June, 2014 4

Number of Court/CAT Cases pending upto June, 2014


(Vide para 114(1)
less than Between 6
Between 1 to 2 years Over 2 years Total
6 months months to 1 year
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
31 12 9 6 58

RTI Application / Request Status for the ending June,, 2014


Organistion Number of cases
Geological Previous No of RTI Disposal Balance Information denied
Survey of pendenc request/application under section
India y received during the 8(1),9,11,24 & other
period RTI acts
1 2 3 4 5 6
- 7 22 9 20 Nil
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12. VEHICLES & TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE INCLUDING OUTSOURCING AND AGE OF
VEHICLES

The required informations are given in the attached Annexure- 13

13. MODERNISATION

As part of the ongoing modernization and restructuring of the Geological Survey of India NCEGR, Bangalore proposals
to procure new instruments like Laser Raman Spectrometer, EDX based SEM automatic mineralogical solution; Particle Size
Analyzer and TIMS/ICP-MS-MC are being initiated. The procurement of analytical balance with density measurement kit, Gem
Testing Instruments, automatic flotation machine, jig, and shaking table is under process after approval from Sr PAC and ADG,
RSAS.
Tendering processes for two basic and one advance research microscope, heating and freezing stage for fluid inclusion
studies and FTIR are under way after vetting and approval by CPMC, CHQ, Kolkata.

Current status on procurement of important capital assets is presented in Annexure 14.

14. DRILLING INFRASTRUCTURE


The informations pertaining to the drilling infrastructure are given in the attached Annexure- 15A

15. OUTSOURCING OF ROUTINE SERVICES (HOUSE KEEPING, SECURITY, GARDEN ETC):

As far as practically feasiable, routine services have been outsourced in Southern Region. Out sourcing of routine
human services are made through open advertisement / tender invitation followed by short listing the lowest bidding firm and
inviting the firm to enter into an agreement for providing the required manpower and / or to accomplish the task assigned for
outsourcing jobs. Presently, the entire security as well as house keeping including cleaning and maintenance of office premises
are through outsourcing. Vehicle deployment including deployment for field duties (partly) are outsourced. Some of the
technical works including uploading of field reports, reorganization of library, as well as some chemical analysis of samples are
being undertaken on outsource basis.

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MAJOR MINERAL RESOURCES ESTIMATED IN SOUTHERN REGION, SHOWING STATE-WISE, FIVEYEARLY INCREMENT
(Reserve in million tonnes unless otherwise stated)

S.No. Ore / Mineral Andhra Pradesh Karnataka


2010 2005 2000 1995 2010 2005 2000 1995
1 Asbestos 0.056531 0.049 0.055 0.051 8.2824 8.282 8.282 0.29
2 Barytes 68.4784 69.896 75.774 0.084 0.01517 0.015 0.015 0.009
3 Bauxite 615.267 615.267 612.756 551.479 55.705 49.503 44.981 27.332
4 China clay 74.176 73.675 72.785 52.504 2.5852 257 255 12.857
5 Chromite 0.187 0.187 0.187 0.116 1.632 1.789 1.87 1.452
6 Copper 8.248 8.248 8.248 5.449 33.535 34.404 34.404 5.669
7 Diamond 1.823 1.182 0.005 --
(M.Carats) 1.822955
8 Dolomite 1.182452 1146 1130 129 662.116 633.509 535.239 346.152
9 Gold 12.098347 12.098 8.553 3.791 66.1724 66.172 24.232 12.863
10 Graphite 0.427199 0.427 0.427 0.219 0.6731 0.267 0.267 0.262
11 Iron ore
Hematite(B.T) 0.381478 0.163 0.140 0.051 2.15867 1.676 1.148 1.072
Magnetite (B.T) 1.463541 1.463 1.463 0.418 7.8017 7.811 7.883 2.784

12 Lead Zinc ore 22.689 6.62 6.62 1.954 NA NA NA NA


13 Limestone (B.T) 35.178535 35.18 35.219 15.059 51.8858 51.885 51.210 17.439
14 Magnesite 0.080 0.08 0.08 NA 4.046 3.857 3.754 1.229
15 Manganese 17.598 15.583 18.287 11.905 96.188 82.736 86.568 41.054
16 Mica (M.Kgs) 220.786228 111.3 40.36 44.837 NA NA NA
17 Molybdenum NA NA NA NA 1.3209 1.320 1.32 0.9
18 Sillimanite 9.644500 8.776 8.776 7.898 0.9827 0.983 0.983 0.475
19 Tungsten 14.802300 14.802 14.802 14.395 36.6778 36.68 36.68 NA

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S.No. Ore / Mineral Goa Tamil Nadu Kerala
2010 2005 2000 1995 2010 2005 2000 1995 2010 2005 2000 1995
1 Asbestos NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2 Barytes NA NA NA NA 0.2224 0.222 0.222 0.117 NA NA NA
3 Bauxite 58.001 50.355 53.072 51.26 24.820 26.845 25.156 22.648 14.096 14.098 14.161 8.426
4 China clay 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.015 56.897 56.897 56.897 44.968 663.834 630.652 468.801 127.48
5 Chromite NA NA NA NA 0.283 0.282 0.282 0.24 NA NA NA
6 Copper NA NA NA NA 0.790 0.79 0.79 NA NA NA NA
7 Diamond NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
8 Dolomite NA NA NA NA 2.145 2.145 2.145 1.627 NA NA NA
9 Gold NA NA NA NA 0.0670 0.067 0.067 NA 0.5585 0.558 0.558 0.558
10 Graphite NA NA NA NA 8.2388 7.914 1.287 0.423 1.5853 1.45 1.45 0.533
11 Iron ore
Hematite(B.T) 0.9271 0.712 0.642 0.745 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Magnetite (B.T) 0.22267 0.214 0.215 0.164 0.5070 0.481 NA 1 0.08344 0.083 0.083 0.036

12 Lead Zinc ore NA NA NA NA 0.790 0.79 0.79 0.462 NA NA NA


13 Limestone (B.T) NA NA NA NA 1.182 1.18 1.2 0.805 206.985 0.206 0.210 0.154
4
14 Magnesite NA NA NA NA 40..51 45.517 68.044 48.919 0.040 0.04 0.04 0.035
1
15 Manganese Ore 0.135 19.057 23.271 16.865 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
16 Mica NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
17 Molybdenum NA NA NA NA 9.965 9.965 6.975 0.036 NA NA NA NA
8
18 Sillimanite NA NA NA NA 17.9524 17.926 17.926 15.62 7.150049 9.248 9.906 9.607
19 Tungsten NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
20 Ilmenite NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 114.229707102.00 -- ---
21 Rutile NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 3.775852 6.82 -- ----
22 Leucoxene NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 9.66852 4.87 -- ---
23 Zircon NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 2.759107 5.99 -- ----
24 Lignite NA NA NA NA 32892 20350 18377 17354
.92

(Source IBM Yearbook 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010)

B.T. = Billion Tonnes, M.Kgs = Million Kilograms, M. Carats= Million Carats


NA- Data not available

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Annexure- 1B
NMI: NO. OF REPORTS CONVERTED AS PER UNFC COMPLIANCE

Nodal Officer: S.R.K. Setty, Dy.Director General.


Target: Upto June 2011, -- 177 Nos.
Achievements: Upto June 2011, --177 Nos.
Reports remaining for UNFC compliance: Nil.

Sl. Accession Source/Reports Title Field Author(s) Stage of


No. No. Season Mineral
Investigation/
UNFC Code
1. SRO-12309 Report on the investigation for gold in Volagere-Ambale and 1996-1997 D.D.Raju G-4
adjoining areas, Mysore District, Karnataka.
2. SRO-12258 A report on gold investigation in contact zones at acid/basic 1996-1997 Venkataswamy and G-4
volcanics in Hira-Buddini Western Block of Hutti-Maski Schist A.N. Susheelendra
Belt, Raichur District, Karnataka.
3. SRO-12316 A report on the evaluation of soil geochemical anomaly zones 1997-1998 C.G. Hemantha Kumar, G-4
near the contact of acid-volcanics in Chinchergi South Block, Venkataswamy and A.N.
Hutti-Maski Schist Belt, Raichur District, Karnataka. Susheelendra
4. SRO-12285 Regional assessment of iron ore in parts of South Goa, Sanguem 1997-1999 D.Purushothaman and 334
Taluk, Goa State. N.D.Ramachandra
5. SRO-13544 Prelimnary assessment of potential of the multi-coloured 1998-1999 T.Rajesham and 333
granites in parts of Prakasam and Guntur Districts, AP. Ch.Jayant Kumar
6. SRO-13318 Geology and resource potential survey of dimension stone 1998-1999 M.Ravikumar and 334
granite deposits in parts of Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu Dr.K.Rajaram
7. SRO-13357 Geology and resource survey of dimension stone deposits in and 1998-1999 T.Mullaivendan and 334
around Sivakasi, Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu. K.Rajaram
8. SRO-13169 Report on the detailed exploration to locate primary gold lodes 1998-1999 Mathew Joseph & R.S.Nair. G-4
in Nattukal, Kanhirapuzha-Muthikulam Sector, Palakkad
District, Kerala.
9. SRO-13148 Prelimnary exploration for gold in parts of Attapadi valley 1998-1999 R.V.G.Nair, K.R.Pillay & G-4
(Agali Block), Palakkad District, Kerala. A.K.Maji
10. SRO-13278 Regional prospecting for molybdenum in the area north of 1998-1999 I.K.Khan and K.Jayabalan G-4
Alangayam, Alangayam-Gudiyattam Belt, Vellore District, TN.
11. SRO-12406 A report on the evaluation of soil geochemical anomaly zones 1998-1999 Venkataswamy and C.G. G-4
near the contact of acid-basic volcanics in Hosur East and West Hemanth Kumar
Blocks, Hutti-Maski Schist Belt, Raichur District, Karnataka.
12. SRO-12926 Prelimnary exploration for gold in parts of Attapadi valley 1998-1999 K.R.Pillay and R.V.G.Nair G-4
(Kudapati Block), Palakkad District.
13. SRO-12928 Preliminary investigation for gold in the Karimpuzha- 1998-1999 M. Koshy John, C. G-4
Thalipuzha sector of Nilambur, Malappuram District. Muraleedharan and R.S.Nair
14. SRO-13274 Report on the investigation for gold in Nagavi North Block, 1998-1999 M. Beeraiah G-4

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Gadag Schist Belt, Gadag District, Karnataka.
15. SRO-12549 Report on the investigation for gold in Doni Tanda Block, 1998-1999 S. Sengupta G-4
Gadag Schist Belt, Gadag District, Karnataka.
16. SRO-13296 Evaluation of geochemical anomaly No.2 for PGE in 1998-1999 S. Ramakrishna Setty & M.N. G-4
Hanumalapura, Channagiri Taluk Davangere District, Ramachandra Rao
Karnataka.
17. SRO-13309 Investigation for gold in Salagudda Block, Haveri District, 1998-1999 P.G.K. Bhat and G-4
Karnataka. A.N.Susheelendra
18. SRO-12274 Search for kimberlites in the granitic terrain of Gulbarga and 1998-1999 S. Shivanna G-4
Raichur Districts, Karnataka.
19. SR0-13294 Report on the evaluation of the geochemical anomalies for gold 1998-1999 S.Ramakrishna Setty G-4
in Lakkavalli area, Tarikere Taluk, Chikmagagalur District,
Karnataka.
20. SR0-13310 Report on the evaluation of stream sediment gold anomalies in 1998-1999 S. Balakrishnan & S. G-4
different green stone belts of Karnataka (parts of Krishnarajapet, Rajakrishnan
Holenarsipur Schist Belt, Hassan District and Bellara-Anesidri
areas of Chitradurga Schist Belt.
21. SRO-12286 Evaluation of stream sediment geochemical gold anomaly in 1998-1999 S. Ramakrishna Setty G-4
Vibhutikatti Tanda area, Huvinahadagali Taluk, Bellary District,
Karnataka.
22. SRO-12782 Report on the investigation for gold in Peddapartikunta Block in 1998-1999 B.V.R Reddy and K.V. G-4
the Southern Green Stone Belt, Chittoor District, AP. Ramanaidu,
23. SRO-12588 Report on geochemical evaluation for gold mineralisation in 1998-1999 P.V. Krishna Rao and V.V. G-4
Atkur Block, Gadwal Schist Belt, Mahabubnagar District, AP. Seshasai
24. SRO-12287 Report on the investigation for gold in Nabhapura North Block, 1998-1999 M.B.Beeraiah and S. Sengupta G-4
Gadag Schist Belt, Gadag District, Karnataka.
25. SRO-13322 Assessment of gold resources in Boksampalle North Block, 1998-1999 N.Devaraj and M. 333
Ramagiri Greenstone Belt, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh. Purushothaman
26. SRO-13452 A report on the exploration for molybdenum by second level 1998-2000 E.Balasubramanian 333
drilling in Marudipatti Central and North Blocks, Harur-
Uttangarai Molybdenum Belt, Dharmapuri District, Tamil Nadu
27. SRO-12965 Detailed exploration to locate primary gold lode zones in 1998-2000 M.Koshy John and K.R.Pillay
kurukkankundu-Kallamala areas of Pothupadi-Kanjirapuzha
sector, Palakkad District, Kerala.
28. SRO-13457 The investigation for gold in Volagere-Ambale Block, 1998-2000 D.D. Raju G-3
Nanjangud Taluk, Mysore District, Karnataka.
29. SRO-13007 Final report on evaluation of gold mineralisation and 1998-2000 Santanu Bhattacharjee and D. G-4
characterisation of shears of Dona area, Jonagiri Schist Belt, Roop Kumar
Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh.
30. SRO-13461 Report on search for kimberlites in Hagari River Basin in parts 1998-2000 S.S. Nayak, V.Singa Raju and G-4
of Anantapur and Kurnool Districts, Andhra Pradesh. S.A.D.Kudari
31. SRO-13348 A report on geochemical evaluation of gold mineralisation in 1998-2000 P.A. Ramesh Babu and G-4
Atkur Block , Gadwal Schist Belt, Mahabubnagar District, AP. J.Srihari.
147
32. SRO-13366 Report on the investigation for gold and associated elements in 1998-2000 V.V.Sesha Sai et al G-4
Atkur (South) Block, Gadwal Schist Belt, Mahabubnagar
District, Andhra Pradesh.
33. SRO-13302 Report on investigation of ultramafic rocks to assess their 1998-2000 M. Sridhar G-4
suitability as basic-flux/refractory material.
34. SRO-13474 Report on regional geochemical surveys in the parts of 1998-2001 Rahamathulla Khan & G-4
Shimoga-Dharwar Schist Belt, Dharwar, Haveri and North N.Subramanian
Kanara Districts, Karnataka.
35. SRO-12927 Prelimnary exploration for gold in parts of Attapadi valley 1999- R.V.G. Nair and Praveen G-4
(Vannathura Block), Palakkad District. 2000 Kumar
36. SRO-13323 Geology and resource survey of dimension stone deposits in 1999- K.Jayabalam and 334
Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu. 2000 Dr.K.Rajaram
37. SRO-13370 Regional assessment and preparation of inventory of the 1999- Dr.T.Rajesham , E.S.N Rao 334
resources of granitic and dyke rocks for polishing and 2000 and Dr. V.Balachandrudu
dimension stone industry in Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh.
38. SRO-13311 Geology and resource survey for dimension stone deposits in 1999- T.Mullaivendan and 334
parts of Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari Districts, Tamil Nadu. 2000 K.Rajaram
39. SRO-13450 Report on resource evaluation of dimension/ornamental stone 1999- R.Panduranga and Shafeeq 334
granites in parts of Lingsugur, Manvi and Deodurg Taluks, 2000 Ahmed
Raichur District, Karnataka.
40. SRO-13317 Geology and resource survey in and around Chennimalai, Erode 1999- M.Ravikumar and 334
District, Tamil Nadu 2000 Dr.K.Rajaram
41. SRO-13363 Investigation for ornamental granite in parts of Koppal District, 1999- Dr.S.Paranthaman and T.Babu 334
Karnataka. 2000 Ravindra Kumar
42. SRO-13256 Report on prelimnary investigation for lead and associated other 1999- V. Krishnan G-4
basemetals in the Toppur area, Erode District, Tamilnadu. 2000
43. SRO-13475 Exploration for gold in Honnamaradi North Block, Chitradurga 1999- Jayaprakash Mohakul G-3
Schist Belt , Chitradurga District, Karnataka. 2000
44. SR0-13577 Evaluation of geochemical anomalies for gold in Hungund- 1999- P.G.K.Bhat, S.R.K.Setty, G-4
Kushtagi and Hagari Schist Belts, Bagalkot Koppal, Raichur 2000 B.Venkataramana and K,Babu
and Bellary Districts, Karnataka. Rao
45. SRO-13315 Preliminary investigation for gold in parts of Shimoga-Dharwar 1999-2000 Dr. Saleem Ahmed Khan & D. G-4
Schist Belt, north of Hanagal and west of Shiggaon, Haveri and Purushothaman
North Kanara District, Karnataka.
46. SRO-13295 Investigation for gold in Kanakuppa (BRGM-GSI anomaly-2), 1999-2000 Balakrishnan G-4
Jagalur Taluk, Davanagere District, Karnataka State.
47. SRO-13151 Search for kimberlites in the granitic terrain of Gulbarga 1999-2000 S. Shivanna G-4
District, Karnataka.
48. SRO-13150 Search for kimberlites in parts of Molakalmuru Taluk, 1999-2000 H.S.M. Prakash G-4
Chitradurga District, Karnataka.
49. SRO-13466 Evaluation of geochemical anomalies for gold in Shimoga- 1999-2000 N. Subramani & A.N. G-4
Dharwar Schist Belt, Chikmagalur, Shimoga, Haveri District, Susheelendra
Karnataka.
148
50. SRO-13276 Report on the evaluation of geochemical anomalies for gold in 1999-2000 Venkataswamy and T. G-4
the Hutti-Maski Schist Belt, Raichur District, Karnataka. Krishnappa
51. SRO-13262 Report on the evaluation of geochemical anomalies for gold in 1999-2000 M.B.Beeraiah and G-4
the in the Gadag Schist Belt, Gadag District, Karnataka. C.G.Hemantha Kumar
52. SRO-13724 Final report on the assessment of gold resources in quartz vein 1999-2001 G. Vidya Sagar, N.Devraj and G-3
zone of Boksampalle North Block, Anantapur District, Andhra N.L.Gera
Pradesh.
53. SRO-13479 Final report on the preliminary exploration for gold in 1999-2001 R. Dharuman 333
Paramanahalli Block, Chitradurga Schist Belt, Chitradurga
District, Karnataka.
54. SRO-13571 Evaluation of geochemical anomalies for gold in parts of 1999-2001 S.Rajakrishnan G-4
Chitradurga Schist Belt including Chitradurga, Mayakonda and
Kibbanahalli Belts, Chitradurga and Tumkur Districts,
Karnataka.
55. SRO-13583 Report on the investigation for gold in Dona North and Dona 1999-2001 M.S. Jairam, S. 332
South Blocks of Dona Sector, Jonagiri Schist Belt, Kurnool Anandamoorthy, P.V.Krishna
District, Andhra Pradesh. Rao & D. Roop Kumar
56. SRO-13308 Report on the search for kimberlites/lamproites in parts of 1999-2001 T. Ajit Kumar Reddy et al. G-4
Krishna, Khammam and Nalgonda Districts, Andhra Pradesh.
57. SRO-13612 Regional assessment of dimension stones in parts of Koppal 2000-2001 Dr.S.Parantham and 334
Bellary and Raichur Districts, Karnataka. D.K.Sahoo
58. SRO-13344 Report on the detailed investigation for primary gold 2000-2001 V.Ganesan G-3
mineralisation in Addakonda South Sector, Veppanapalli RF,
Krishnagiri range, Dharmapuri District, Tamilnadu.
59. SRO-13253 Report on the prelimnary investigation for molybdenum to the 2000-2001 K.Nagarajan G-4
south of Ettipatti (Annamalaipattii bolck) in the extension areas
of Velampatti south Block,Dharmapuri District,Tamilnadu.
60. SRO- Report on prelimnary investigation for molybdenum in 2000-2001 B.V.R. Reddy, S.N. G-4
13778 Bisanattam and Avulatippanapalli area, Southern Kolar Mariappan and
Greenstone Belt, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh. Y.R.C.S.Narayana
61. SRO-13485 Preliminary investigation for gold in Lakkikopa South Block 2000-2001 Dr. Saleem Ahmed Khan G-4
between Hanagal and west of Shiggaon, Dharwar Schist Belt,
Haveri District, Karnataka.
62. SRO-13477 A report on the evaluation of geochemical anomalies for gold in 2000-2001 S. Ramakrishna Setty and K. G-4
Sargur Schist Belt, Mysore District (Part-A) and in Nuggihalli Babu Rao
Schist Belt, Hassan District (Part-B), Karnataka.
63. SRO-13527 Search for Kimberlites in the granitic terrain of Gulbarga and 2000-2001 S. Shivanna and G-4
Raichur Districts, Karnataka. J.K.Srivastava
64. SRO-13525 Report on the prospecting for gold in volcanics-sediment 2000-2001 T. Krishnappa and R. G-4
contact zone between Rangayanadurga and Harpanahalli, Madusudanan
Chitradurga Schist Belt, Davanagere District, Karnataka.
65. SRO-13375 Report on the evaluation of the geochemical anomalies for gold 2000-2001 M.B.Beeraiah & N.Sampath G-4
in Gadag Schist Belt, Gadag District, Karnataka. Rajan
149
66. SRO-13284 Preliminary investigation for gold in Siddarahalli-Bhirapur 2000-2001 B.Venkataramana G-4
Block of Shimoga Schist Belt, TarikereTaluk, Chikmagalur
District, Karnataka.
67. SRO-13361 Report on the evaluation of geochemical anomalies for gold in 2000-2001 C.G.Hemantha Kumar & N. G-4
the Hutti-Maski Schist Belt, Raichur District, Karnataka. Devaraj
68. SRO-13473 Report on preliminary exploration for gold in Hosahatti Block, 2000-2001 Jayaprakash Mohakul G-3
Chitradurga Schist Belt, Chitradurga District, Karnataka
69. SRO-13360 Preliminary investigation for gold in parts of Shimoga Dharwar 2000-2001 D.Purushothaman & K. G-4
Schist Belt west of Harapanahalli and east of Tungabhadra river, Basavaraja
Davangere District, Karnataka.
70. SRO-13453 Investigation for gold in Hutti North Block, Hutti-Maski Schist 2000-2001 N. Devaraj G-3
Belt, Raichur District, Karnataka.
71. SRO-13957 Report on the evaluation of geochemical anomalies for gold in 2000-2001 D.D.Raju and A.N. G-4
Shimoga-Dharwar Schist Belt, Karnataka. Susheelendra
72. SRO-13767 Investigation for gold in Nabhapura North Block, Gadag Schist 2000-2001 M.B. Beeraiah G-3
Belt, Gadag District, Karnataka.
73. SR0- Prelimnary investigation to locate gold lodes in the Punnapuzha- 2000-2002
M.Koshy John and K.R.Pillay
13524 Chaliyarpuzha sector of the Nilambur valley, Malappuram
.
District, Kerala.
74. SRO-13611 Evaluation of geochemical anomalies for gold in Sandur Schist 2000-2002 S. Rajakrishnan et al. G-4
Belt, Bellary District, Karnataka.
75. SRO-13523 The detailed exploration for clay and associated minerals in 2000-2002 T.N.Rajan and K.Koshy John 332
Palai B-Block, Nileswaram, Kasaragod District, Kerala.
76. SRO-13439 Report on delineation and assessment of the diamondiferous 2000-2002 S.S. Nayak and M.V.Dhakate G-4
nature of the pipe P-2, Wajrakarur, Anantapur District, Andhra
Pradesh.
77. SRO-13521 Investigation for gold in Bhadrampalle, Venkatampalle and 2000-2002 P.A. Ramesh Babu et al. G-4
Ramapuram areas of Penakacherla Schist Belt, Anantapur
District, Andhra Pradesh
78. SRO-13892 Investigation for gold in Hutti North Block, Hutti-Maski Schist 2000-2003 N. Devaraj & U.K. Pradhan 333
Belt, Raichur District, Karnataka.
79. SRO-13522 Preliminary investigation for quartz and feldspar mineralization 2001- S.M.J.Basha and M.S.Reddy 334
in Nellore and Prakasam Districts, Andhra Pradesh. 2002
80. SRO-13575 Preliminary investigation for gold in Lakkikoppa North Block 2001- D. Purushothaman and A.N. G-4
between Hanagal and west of Shiggaon, Haveri District, 2002 Susheelendra
Karnataka.
81. SRO-13744 Report on the concept oriented drilling in Vellakkal Central 2001- E. Balasubramanian G-3
Block, Harur-Uttangarai Molybdenum Belt (HUB), Dharmapuri 2002
District, Tamil Nadu.
82. SRO-13572 Preliminary investigation for Banded Iron Formation hosted 2001- D.D.Raju G-4
gold in the northwestern part of the Dharwar Schist Belt, around 2002
northwest of Mungod, Kalghatgi Taluk , Dharwar District,
Karnataka.
150
83. SRO-13576 Preliminary investigation for gold in Muk-Basrikatti, Singapura, 2001- K.Basavaraja G-4
Jakkinkatti, Niralkatti and Shivapura areas, Dharwar Schist Belt, 2002
Haveri District, Karnataka.
84. SR0-13476 Report on the evaluation of soil geochemical anomaly 6 for gold 2001- Venkataswamy G-4
in Dindur Block , Gadag schistbelt , Gadak District , Karnataka. 2002
85. SRO-13391 nvestigation for gold in Hutti North Block, Hutti-Maski Schist 2001-2002 N. Devaraj G-3
Belt, Raichur District, Karnataka.
86. SRO-13469 Investigation for gold in Jalligeri Block, Gadag Schist Belt, 2001-2002 M.B. Beeraiah G-4
Gadag District, Karnataka.
87. SRO-13467 Report on preliminary investigation for phosporite and 2001-2002 D.N. Charyulu and M.S.Reddy G-4
associated mineralisation in the western part of the Nallamalai
Fold Belt between Lambaditanda and Peddasettipalle, Cuddapah
District, Andhra Pradesh.
88. SRO-13603 Regional survey in search of kimberlites in the granitic terrain 2001-2002 J.K. Srivastava G-4
of Raichur District, Karnataka.
89. SRO- Investigation for gold in kalmukkur area of Attapadii valley, R.V.G Nair and
13623 Palakkad district,Kerala.FS: 2001-2003 V.Ambili
90. SRO-13671 Search for Kimberlites in parts of Mahabubnagar District, 2001-2003 M. Sridhar and V. Srinivas G-4
Andhra Pradesh. Chowdhary
91. SRO-13881 Exploration for gold in sulphidic Banded Iron Formation of 2001-2003 S.A. Khan G-3
Lakkikoppa South Block, Haveri District, Karnataka.
92. SRO-13885 Exploration for gold in Siddarahalli Block, Kadur-Shimoga 2001-2003 S.A. Khan G-3
Schist Belt, Tarikere Taluk, Chikmagalur District, Karnataka.
93. SRO-13615 Detailed evaluation of clay and associated minerals in selected 2002- M. Koshy John
sub-block-1 of Palai A-block, Nileswaram, Kasaragod District, 2003
Kerala.(E-II stage).
94. SRO-13768 A report on the preliminary P-II stage exploration for 2002- E. Balasubramanian G-4
molybdenum and gold in the Elavadi area, Dharmapuri District, 2003
Tamil Nadu.
95. SRO-13728 Preliminary investigation for gold in western part of Jannagiri 2002- H.V.Rao & N.V.S.Murthy G-4
Schist Belt and Adjoining granitoids, Kurnool District , Andhra 2003
Pradesh.
96. SRO-13409 Regional geochemical evaluation of gold mineralisation in parts 2002-2003 Santanu Bhattacharjee, et al. G-4
of Gulcheru and Vempalli Formations of Cuddapah Supergroup,
Kurnool, Cuddapah and Ananatpur Districts , Andhra Pradesh.
97. SRO-13886 Exploration for gold in Nandi Block, Kadur-Shimoga Schist 2002-2003 S A Khan G-3
Belt, Tarikere Taluk, Chikmagalur District, Karnataka.
SRO-13691 Search for Kimberlites in Veldurthi Block, Kurnool District, 2003-2004 G-4
98. Andhra Pradesh. N.S.Reddy and S.Ravi
SRO-13707 Preliminary exploration for gold in the Peravali Block of 2003-2004 Sahoo Priyadarshi and G-3
99.
Jonnagiri Schist Belt, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh M.S.Jairam

151
SRO-13670 Report on bulk sampling of hardebank kimberlites and G-3
100. 2003-2004 S.S.Nayak and K.K.Sinha
lamproites and associated Coluvium, Anantapur Districtm AP.
SRO-13735 Delineation and identification of pulses of intrusion and G4
101. petrological studies of Undraldoddi kimberlires, Raichur 2003-2004 S.Shivanna
District, Karnataka
SRO-13882 Report on exploration for gold in Nagavi sector, Gadag Schist M.B.Beeraiah and G-3
102. 2003-2004
Belt, Gadag District, Karnataka C.G.Hemantha Kumar
SRO-13884 Report on the investigation for gold in Nabhapura South Block, M.B.Beeraiah and G-3
103. 2003-2004
Gadag Schist Belt, Gadag District, Karnataka C.G.Hemantha Kumar
SRO-13890 Regional targeting for BIF hosted gold in the north-western part G-4
K.Besavaraja,
of Dharwar Schist Belt from North of Hubli-Haliyal to Deccan
104. 2003-2005 N.D.Ramachandra and
Traps in the northwest in Dharwar and North Kanara Districts,
Dr.Saleem Ahmed Khan
Karnataka
SRO-13941 Regional targeting for gold in the granitoids bordering G-4
R.Madhusudanan,
105. Huliyurdurga, Kolar and Parashurampura group of greenstone 2003-2005
J.P.Mohakul and R.Khan
belts, Karnataka
SU:TN&K- Evaluation of clay and associated minerals in the Klayikode 333
106. 2003-2005 C.Muraleedharan
1022 Block, Nileswaram, Kasaragod District, Kerala
SRO-13673 Search for kimberlites in Atamakuru and Penukonda Blocks, V.Srinivas Chowdary and G-4
107. 2003-2005
Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh K.S.Bhaskar Rao
SRO-13925 Report on exploration for gold west of G.R.Halli Main Block, S.Balakrishnan, K.Prabhakara G-3
108. 2003-2005
Chitradurga Schist Belt, Karnataka and N.Subramanyan
SU:K&G- Investigation for gold in the area between Yatkal in the west and
N.Devaraj and Uttam Kumar
109. 1150 Kochapur in the east, Hutti-Muski Schist Belt, Raichur District, 2004-2005
Pradhan
Karnataka
SRO-13688 Preliminary exploration for gold in the Kallakere West- M.Koshy John and Mathew G-3
110. 2004-2005
Vannathura area of Attapadi Valley, Palakkad District, Kerala Joseph
Delineation and assessment of the diamondiferous nature of the 333
M.Sridhar, K.K.Sinha, and
111. Thimmasamudram Kimberlite: TK-1, TK-2, TK-3 and TK-4, 2004-2006
K.S.Bhaskara Rao
Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh
Investigation for gold mineralization in the northern part of G-4
Priyadarshi Sahoo, K.Subba
112. Veligallu Green Stone Belt, Cuddapah, Anantapur and Chittoor 2004-2006
Rao, and Anasuya Ransingh
Districts, Andhra Pradesh
SRO-13716 Search for kimberlites in Emmiganuru Block in Kurnool N.S.Reddy, S.S.Nayak, S.Ravi G-4
113. 2004-2006
District, Andhra Pradesh and K.S.Bhaskar Rao
SRO-13874 Report on the exploration for gold in Anjanahalli East Block N.D.Ramachandra and 333
114. 2004-2006
(Block-A), Sira Taluk, Tumkur District, Karnataka K.Prabhakara
SRO-13876 Investigation for gold in Beladadi South Block, Gadag Schist G-3
115. 2004-2006 M.B.Beeraiah
Belt, Gadag District, Karnataka
SRO-13858 Report on the exploration for graphite in Arasanur Block, 334
K.Duraisamy, P.Sundarrajan
116. Western Sector, Siva Ganga Graphite Belt, Sivaganga District, 2004-2006
and T.Mullaivendhan
Tamil Nadu

152
SRO-13696 Search for kimberlite/lamproite bodies in Mantralayam- H.V.Rao, M.V.R.Krishna Rao G-4
117. 2005-2006
Ibrahimpuram area, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh and S.Srinivas
SRO-13794 Search for kimberlites in Wajrakarur Kimberlite Field, G-4
118. 2005-2006 P.Balaji
Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh
SRO-13822 Search for kimberlite clan of rocks in granite-greenstone terrain G-4
119. covering the area between Siddampalli, Kurnool & 2005-2006 S.Ravi and V.S.Choudhary
Mahboobnagar Districts, Andhra Pradesh
SU:AP-152 Investigation for gold in Gulcheru quartzite of Gandi and its G.Vidyasagar and G-4
120. 2005-2006
adjoining areas, Cuddapah District, Andhra Pradesh B.S.S.Reddy
SRO-13960 Investigation for barytes within Pullampet Sub-Basin G-4
121. contiguous with APMDC lease-hold area, Cuddapah District, 2005-2006 Dr.T.Rajesham
Andhra Pradesh.
SRO-13718 Report on geophysical surveys for barytes within Pullampeta G-4
N.Balakrishna Rao and
122. Sub-Basin contiguous to APMDC lease-hold area, Cuddapah 2005-2006
R.M.C.Prasad
District, Andhra Pradesh
SRO13883 Prospecting for BIF hosted gold mineralization in Bangargatti K.Basavaraja and G-4
123. 2005-2006
Block, Shimoga Schist Belt, Dharwar District, Karnataka N.D.Ramachandra
SRO-13952 Report on the investigation for iron ore resources in selected 334
T.Babu Ravindra Kumar and
124. freehold areas, Jibilammagudda Block in parts of Sandur Schist 2005-2006
Raju
Belt, Bellary District, Karnataka
SRO-13936 Regional targeting for BIF hosted gold mineralization in the G-4
northern part of Shimoga - North Kanara Schist Belts in parts
125. 2005-2006 N.Devaraj and C.D.Mariappa
of toposheet No. 48I/14, 48J/13, 48J/14 and 48M/2 in Dharwar,
Belgaum and North Kanara Districts, Karnataka
SRO-13799 Orientation survey for investigation of platinum group of G-4
126. 2005-2006 Dr.N.P.Nathan
elements in Sittampundi Anorthosite Complex of Tamil Nadu
SRO-13901 Report on the investigation for iron ore in Tattayyangarpettai 334
127. Valasiramani and Mahadevi areas, Trichchirapalli and 2005-2006 S.N.Mariappan
Namakkal Districts, Tamil Nadu
SRO-13875 Investigation of the iron ore resource in selected freehold areas N.Subramanian, D.D.Raju, 333
128. in NMDC Block in parts of Sandur Schist Belt, Bellary District, 2005-2008 E.Hanumantha Rao and
Karnataka (E-I Stage) Mohamed Ahmed
SRO-13949 Report on exploration for PGE mineralization in Hanumalapura S.Setty Ramakrishna, G-3
129. (Block-A) part of Tavarekere-Masanikere-Magyathahalli areas, 2005-2008 R.Madhusudanan and
Davanagere District, Karnataka C.Parthasarathi
SRO-13904 Final report on the investigation for limestone in Uchchimedu 333
K.Raju, M.Ranganathan and
130. and Kottatai Prospects, Vriddhachalam Sub Basin, 2005-2007
V.Chandrasekharan
Vriddhachalam and Tittagudi Taluks, Cuddalore District, TN.
SRO-13736 Search for primary source for the placer diamonds in the terrace G-4
K.V.S.Sharma and
131. gravels along the Munneru River Basin in parts of Krishna and 2006-2007
G.Lakshminarayana
Khammam Districts, Andhra Pradesh

153
Search for kimberlites in Pebberu Block, Mahaboobnagar G-4
132. 2006-2007 Dr.S.Ravi
District, Andhra Pradesh
SRO-13958 Testing the Potential of barytes in the newly discovered G-4
Dr.T.Rajesham and
133. Anantarajupeta and Turkapalle area, south-east of Mangampeta 2006-2007
Dr.V.V.Sesha Sai
Barite Mine, Andhra Pradesh
SRO-13845 Preliminary investigation for gold and other associated elements G-4
134. 2006-2007 K.Subbarao
in Aspari area, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh
SRO-13734 Report on ground magnetic surveys for location of additional G-4
135. kimberlite bodies in Timmasamudram-Mauktikapuram Block, 2006-2007 T.Vaideswaran
Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh
SRO-13913 Report on the investigation for PGE mineralization in G-4
S.Ramakrishna Setty and
136. Tavaregere-Magyathahalli areas (Hanumalapura Block), 2006-2007
R.Madhusudanan
Davangere District, Karnataka
SRO-13779 A report on regional targeting of iron ore resource in parts of Bhupender Singh and 334
137. 2006-2007
Gadag Schist Belt, Gadag District, Karnataka A.N.Susheelendra
SRO-13915 Report on the investigation for gold in Paramanahalli North N.Devaraj and Shafeeq G-4
138. 2006-2007
Block, Hiriyur Taluk, Chitradurga District, Karnataka Ahmed
SRO-13951 Report on regional assessment of iron ore resources in Kamatagi G-4
D.D.Raju and N.Sampath
139. Block of Hungund Belt, Bagalkot and Raichur Districts, 2006-2007
Rajan
Karnataka
SRO-13791 Exploration for graphite in Arasanur and Kiranur Blocks of 334
K.Duraisamy and
140. Sivaganga Graphite Belt, Sivaganga District and Terku 2006-2007
T.Mullaivendhan
Kallikulam area, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu
SRO-13863 Report on the investigation of iron ore in Valaiyapatti- 334
141. 2006-2007 A.P.S.Parihar
Rajampalayam area, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu
SRO-13933 Report on preliminary exploration for gold in the G-4
142. Mananthavadi-Talapuzha area of Wayanad Gold Belt, Wayanad 2006-2007 K.R.Pillay
District, Kerala
SRO-13870 Preliminary investigation for molybdenum and REE around D.N.Charyulu and G-4
143. 2006-2008
Kanigiri and Podili area, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh B.S.S.Reddy
SR0-13906 Investigation for gold mineralisation in the southern part of 2006-2008 Priyadarshi Sahoo and M. G-4
144. veligallu greenstone belt, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh. Laxma Reddy
SRO-13879 Investigation for gold in Bangargatti North and South Sectors, K.Basavaraja and G-4
145. 2006-2008
Dharwar District, Karnataka P.Mahadevappa
SRO-13887 N.D.Ramachandra, G-4
Report on the investigation for gold in Ajjanahalli Block-D, Sira
146. 2006-2008 Rahamathulla Khan and
Taluk, Tumkur District, Karnataka
Shafeeq Ahmed
SRO-13929 M.B.Beeraiah, G-4
Report on preliminary investigation for gold in Maruthipura -
147. 2006-2008 Dr.P.Mahadevappa and
Attigere Block, Dharwar and Haveri Districts, Karnataka
C.D.Mariyappa
SRO-13927 Final report on the investigation for gold in Ajjanahalli East K.Prabhakara, 333
148. 2006-2008
Block (Block-B), Sira Taluk, Tumkur District, Karnataka N.D.Ramachandra
154
SRO-13934 Report on investigation for PGE, gold and multimetal G-4
149. mineralization of the Kaiga-Mothinamakki-Biroligudda- 2006-2008 D.K.Sahoo
Suryakalyani Gudda areas, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka
SRO-13939 A report on the investigation for gold in Ajjanahalli Block-C G-4
150. (Earlier named as Block-E), Sira Taluk, Tumkur District, 2006-2008 M.H.Abbas and K.Prabhakara
Karnataka
SU:AP-73 Search for kimberlites in Rajouri Block, Mahaboobnagar and G-4
151. 2007-2008 K.V.S.Sarma and N.S.Reddy
Kurnool Districts, Andhra Pradesh
152. SU:AP-193 Search for kimberlites in Perur Block, Anantapur District, AP 2007-2008 T.Vaideswaran et al G-4
SRO-13909 Search for kimberlites in Changapuram Sub-Block in G-4
153. 2007-2008 Dr.S.Ravi and N.S.Reddy
Mahaboobnagar District, Andhra Pradesh
SRO-13894 Report on investigation for PGE mineralization in G-4
Hanumalapura part of Block-B and Block-C of Tavarekere- R.Madhusudanan and
154. 2007-2008
Masanikere-Magyathahalli areas, Davanagere District, C.Parthasarathi
Karnataka
SRO-13914 A report on regional targeting of iron ore resource in parts of N.L.Gera and N.Sampath G-4
155. 2007-2008
Gadag Belt, Gadag District, Karnataka Rajan
SU:TN&K- Report on investigation of iron ore in Polur-Kelur area, 334
156. 2007-2008 A.P.S.Parihar
886 Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu
SRO-13959 Testing the diamondiferous nature of the kimberlite pipe, G-3
157. Chagapuram Sub-Block, Mahaboobnagar and Kurnool Districts, 2008-2009 K.S.Bhaskara Rao
Andhra Pradesh
SU:TN&K- Preliminary exploration for gold in Narasimukh Block, Attapadi M.R.Asoka Kumar and G-4
158. 1040 2008-2009
valley, Palakkad District, Kerala Dr.P.Soney Kurien
SRO-13908 Investigation for gold mineralisation in the northen part of G-4
Priyadarshi Sahoo,K.Subba
159. Veligallu greenstone belt,Cuddapah,Anantapur and Chittoor 2004-06
Rao and Anusuya Ransingh.
districts,Andhra Pradesh.
SRO-13949 Report on exploration for PGE mineralisation in G-3
R.Madhusudanan and
160. Hanumalapura(block-A) part of Tavarekere-Masanikere- 2005-2008
S.Ramakrishna Setty
Magyathahalli areas,Davanagere district,Karnataka(E-I stage)
SRO-13913 Report on the investigation for PGE mineralisation in G-4
: 2006-07 R.Madhusudanan and
161. Tavaregere-Magyathalli areas(Hanumalapura
S.Ramakrishna Setty
block),Davanagere district,Karnataka(P-II stage)
SRO: 14073 Investigation for gold in Ajjanahalli block-F,Tumkur district, K.Basavaraja and G-4
162. 2008-2009
Karnataka(G-4 ) N.D.Ramachandra
SRO:13917 Preliminary investigation for PGE mineralization in Mafic and S.Ramakrishna G-3
:2002-03 &
163. ultramafic complex in Hanumalapura-Tavargere masanikere Shetty,N.D.Ramachandra and
2003-04
areas,Shimoga schist belt,Karnataka(P-II stage) Dr.Saleem Ahmed Khan
SRO-14072 Investigation for platinum group of elements in Mettupalaiyam J.Prabhakar,R.Vijay Kumar G-4
164. (I&II) 2006-09
ultramafic complex,Solavanur-Karappadi sector, TN(P-II) and Dr.Chandrasekaran
SRO-14070 Report on the investigation of iron ore in Polur-Kelur area, G-4
165. : 2007-08 : A.P.S.Parihar
Thiruvannamalai District,Tamil Nadu

155
SRO-14032 Report on the exploration for graphite in Arasanur, Arasanur 333
166. west and Usilampatti west blocks, Western sector, Sivaganga 2007-2008 T.Mullaivendan and K.Raju
graphite belt, Sivagangai district, Tamilnadu
SRO-13901 Report on the investigation for Iron ore in Tattayyangarpettai, G-4
167. Valasiramani and Mahadevi areas,Tiruchirapalli and Namakkal 2005-2006 S.N.Mariappan
districts,Tamil nadu
SRO-13907 Investigation for gold mineralization along the southern margin K.Koteswar Rao, S.Y.Katti G-4
168. 2006-2008
of Nellore schist belt,Nellore district,Andhra pradesh(P-1 stage) and D.N.Charyulu
SRO-13952 Report on the investigation for iron ore resources in selected G-4
T.Babu Ravindra kumar and
169. freehold areas,Jibilamma gudda block in parts of sandur schist 2005-06
D.D.Raju
belt, Bellary district,Karnataka(P-II stage)
SRO-13925 Report on the exploration for gold west of G.R.Halli main S.Balakrishnan, K.Prabhakara G-4
170. 2003-05
block,Chitradurga schist belt,Karnataka(E-1 stage) and N.Subramanian
SRO-12376 Geophysical surveys for evaluation of gold mineralisation and G-4
H.V.Rao, B.Sunder Raj and
171. characterization of shears of Dona area,Jonnagiri schist 1998-99
K.V Satyanarayana
belt,Kurnool district,Andhra pradesh.
SRO-13258 Geophysical surveys for gold in Atkur area,Gadwal schist G-4
172. 1998-99 G.Jawahar and K. Ramaiah
belt,Mahboobnagar district,Andhra pradesh
SRO-12353 Geophysical surveys for evaluation of bronzite Bearing N.Venkataramana, G-4
173. gabbro(Black galaxy granite) in and around R.L.Puram village, 1998-1999 M.Balakrishnan and
Chimakurti mandal, prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh V.Ramamurthy
SRO-12413 Detailed geophysical surveys over Anumpalle kimberlite M.Venkateswarlu and G-4
174. 1998-1999
pipe(P-10),Anantapur district,Andhra Pradesh. R.M.C.Prasad
SRO-12414 Report on Regional gravity and magnetic surveys in Veligallu G-4
M.Kesavamani, J.V.Rama Rao
175. schist belt and adjoining granite terrain, Anantapur, Cuddapah 1998-1999
and M.V.R.Krishna Rao
and Chittor districts, Andhra Pradesh.
A report on the investigation for gold in Nagavi north and G-4
176. SRO-12634 Malasamudra blocks, Gadag schist belt, Gadag district, 1995-96 Venkatswamy and S.Sengupta
Karnataka.
SRO-13960 Investigation for barytes within Pullampet sub-basin contiguous G-4
177. 2005-06 Dr T.Rajesham
with APMDC lease-hold area, Cuddapah district, AP.

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ANNEXURE -2A
ACTIVITY DOMAIN PERTAINING TO MISSION I & II OF THE SOUTHERN REGION AND ACHIEVEMENTS
DURING XII PLAN PERIOD
( XIIth Plan period)
Sl. Major Programme Achieve- Programme Achieve-ment Programme Achieve-ment
No. activity area target ment of target of target of
FS 2012-13 FS 2012-13 FS 2013-14 FS 2013-14 FS 2014-15 FS 2014-15
(upto June,
2014)

I. Ground survey
i) Special 3295 3296 3675 3687 4,025 18
Thematic
Mapping
(sq.km.)

ii) Geochemical 21970 20503 24412 24694 30,014 68


Mapping
(sq.km.)

iii) Geophysical 7220 7260 10800 7700 15,840 Nil


Mapping
(sq.km.)

II. Mineral Exploration


i) Large scale 1590 1575.50 1707.5 1870.75 1928 2.20
Mapping
(sq.km.)

ii) Detailed 9.0 8.97 16 17.01 14.5 0.06


Mapping
(sq.km.)

iii) Drilling 16400 14877.40# 13600 11,128.05+ 16,800 1521.85


(metre) + 118.30* 1968*
iv) SPT Drilling 450 232.45 450 320.20 15 Nil
(M-IV, EQ boreholes
studies) (to a
maximum
depth of
30m)

157
Annexure- 2A
ACTIVITY DOMAIN PERTAINING TO MISSION I & II OF THE REGION AND ACHIEVEMENTS [FSP RELATED ITEMS]
(AS ON 30.06.2014)

S. No Major Programme Achievem Programme Achievem Programm Achievem Programm Achievem


Activity area Target F.S. ent of F.S. Target F.S. ent of F.S. e Target ent of e Target ent of
2010-12 2010-12 2012-13 2012-13 F.S. 2013- F.S. 2013- F.S. 2014- F.S. 2014-
14 14 15 15
b) Marine
Survey
i) Seabed 2225 sq km 2225 sq 1620 sq km 1620 sq 430 Sq Km 460 Sq km
Mapping in km km 1130 Sq
EEZ (sq. km) km

ii) Seabed 1300 sq km 1405 sq 50 sq km 155 sq lm 870 Sq Km 1165 Sq 220 Sq Km


Mapping in km km
TW (sq. km)
ii) Parametric Bathymetry (lkm) 2440 2203 --- 673 3000 3030 6660
Survey within Magnetic (lkm) 2220 1923 --- --- 3000 3030 10260
EEZ Swath bathymetry (sq 42200 43273 22750 22100 18000 20670 27500
km) 213 278 90 156 10 05 96
5 6 3
Sediment
Water Samples (No)
iii) Parametric Bathymetry (lkm) 4575 4374 2480 3125 2372 2458 1957
Survey Swath bathymetry (sq 380 76 305 232.5 125 0 120
within TW km) 1900 1836 1830 2179 930 887
Shallow seismic (lkm) 3030 2971 1180 1225 1280 1241 907
--- --- --
Magnetic (lkm) -- -- --- ---
286 238 134
Side scan sonar (lkm) 395 357 224 235 3 3 5
Sed & water Samples 9 9 8 8
(no)
Current obswerv. (No)
iv) Coastal Beach profiling (Nos) 5 profiles 7 profiles 63profiles 63 profiles 79 profiles 5 profiles
studies Bathymetry 140 Lkm 586 Lkm 168 lkm 168lkm 178 lkm 21
Sediment Samples 110 Station 126 Nos 441No 441 496 Nos 23
Water Samples 25 Stations 22 stations 8 No samples 8 samples
8 samples

158
Annexure 2B
FSP ROLING PLAN

MISSION I
F.S. Short Title Personnel
SPECIALISED THEMATIC MAPPING
SU: Karnataka & Goa
2013-16 Title: Specialised thematic mapping of areas of interest in southern part of Karnataka state with 1 Diector/ Supdtg. Geologist/2
emphasis on Petrography, Petrochemistry, Stratigraphy and Structure (Toposheet No. 48 O/1) Sr Geologists/ Geologists
Objective: to understand crustal evolution in the southern peninsula
2013-16 Title: Specialised thematic mapping of areas of interest in southern part of Karnataka state with 1 Diector/ Supdtg. Geologist 2
emphasis on Petrography, Petrochemistry, Stratigraphy and Structure (Toposheet No. 48 O/5) Sr Geologists/ Geologists
Objective: to understand crustal evolution in the southern peninsula
SU: Kerala
2014-15 Study on the Sanukitoid type rocks and structure in the western extension of Palghat-Cauvery 1G
Lineament and its Geological implications, Palakkad District, Kerala
2014-15 & Study of geology along eitherside of the Periyar lineament around Malayattur Kotamangalam - 4G
2015-16 Neriyamangalam area, Ernakulam and Idukki districts, Kerala (58B/12, B/16, 58C/9, C/13) - 700
sq.km.
Objective: To elucidate the spatial and temporal differences in the tectonostratigraphy on either
side of Periyar lineament.
2015-16 Study of the western extension of Palghat-Cauvery lineament and its geological implications, 1G
Palakkad and Thrissur districts, Kerala (T.S. No. 58B/5 & B/6)
Objective: To elucidate the tectonostratigraphy along the western part of Palghat-Cauvery
lineament.
2016-17 Study of western termination of Bhavani shear zone in the area south of Anamooli, Palakkad 2G
district, Kerala. (TS No.58A/12, 58B/5 and B/9)
Objective: To study the nature of shearing and search for mineralization.

GEOCHEMICAL MAPPING
SU: Karnataka & Goa
2013-16 Title: Geochemical mapping in parts of Karnataka state (Degree sheet nos. 57A, 57B) Objective: 4 Directors/Supdtg. Geologists/
To generate baseline data and prepare geochemical atlases which may find application in 20 Sr.Geologists/Geologists
environment, agriculture, public health and other fields of societal concern and in developing
natural resources.
Objective: To generate baseline data and prepare geochemical atlases which may find application
in environment, agriculture, public health and other fields of societal concern and in developing
natural resources.

159
SU: Kerala
2014-15 Geochemical mapping in toposheets 58A/7, 58B/3, B/4, B/8, B/9, B/11, B/12, B/16, 49N/14, 18 G & 9 C (PT)
2015-16 48P/3+L/15, 48P/4,48P/7 48P/8, 48P/12, Area: 7345 sq.km
Objective: To generate geochemical baseline data for use in managing/developing natural
resources and for applications in environmental, agricultural, public health and other societal
concerns
2015-17 Geochemical mapping in toposheets 58A/6, 4, 8, 12, 58B/3, 9, 11, 16, 58C/7, 8, 9, 10 etc (OGP 22G
areas)
Objective: To generate geochemical baseline data for use in managing/developing natural
resources and for applications in environmental, agricultural, public health and other societal
concerns
MISSION-II
SU: Karnataka & Goa
Proj: Gold-IA
2013-16 Title: Exploration for Gold in Ajjanahalli, Sira Taluk, Tumkur district, Karnataka. (G-3) 1 Director/Suptd. Geologist/2 Sr
Objective: To Evaluate mineral potential of the area by zones of gold mineralisation and Geologists/Geologists
estimation of available resources.
SU: Kerala
Proj: Gold
2014-15 Preliminary investigation for gold in Mundanpara, Chittur and Kalkkandi areas in the southern 1G
2015-16 part of Attapadi valley, Palakkad district, Kerala
Proj: PGE
2015-16 Preliminary investigation for PGE in the ultramafic/ mafic rocks in Karthikulam and Kalavalli 2G
areas, Wayanad District, Kerala (G-4) (Toposheet No. 58A/1) Area: 100 sq.km
2015-16 Preliminary exploration for Platinum Group Minerals in Vellamari block, Attapadi valley, 2G
Palakkad district, Kerala
REE
2016-17 Preliminary investigation for REE in syenite and associated laterite around Angadimogar, 1G
Kasargod district, Kerala

MISSION III
SU: Kerala
Proj : Geoinformatics & MCPI
2014-16 Preparation of 1: 50k GMS print ready RGB layouts 1G
2014-15 Data repository and management- Geoinformatics (Service Item) 1G (PT)
Publication
2014-15 Service Item: Data Repository & Management (Kerala) (Publication Division) 1G (PT)

MISSION IV
F.S. Short Title Personnel
SU: Karnataka & Goa
Project: Engineering Geology
160
2013-16 Title: Landslide Inventory along NH & SH of Ghat Roads 2 Sr Geologists/ Geologists
Objective: Carrying out inventory of land slides in Karnataka state as a precursor to the Landslide
Hazard zonation and risk evaluation of the hilly terrains of Western Ghats in order to implement
the proposed action plan of NDMA on Landslide Hazard Risk Mitigation
2013-16 Title: Providing geotechnical services 2 Sr Geologists/ Geologists
Objective: Providing geotechnical services in selection of sites for construction of dams, tunnels,
power houses, canals, aqueducts, bridges and roads, railways and air bases and also guidance
during their construction stage when called for by different agencies.
Project: Environmental Geology
2013-16 Title: Study of evolution of selected river basins of Karnataka 2 Sr Geologists/ Geologists
Objective: To study the sedimentary archives preserved on the river basins, record the proxy
climatic indicators, build up event stratigraphy, date the events by suitable dating methods, tie up
neotectonic aspects vis a vis climatic episodes and finally bring out the evolution of the Rivers
during the Late Quaternary period.
SU: Kerala
Landslides

Continuous Post disaster studies of Kerala 2G (PT)


Service item Objective: Post disaster landslide study, proposal of immediate mitigative measures and
updating landslide inventory of Kerala
2015-17 Preparation of a 1:50,000 scale landslide susceptibility map for mountainous/hilly region on GIS 4G
plat form, for TS 58A/2 and 58A/3
2014-15 Landslide susceptibility mapping on macro scale along major road corridors of Kozhikode district, 2G (PT)
Kerala
2015-16 Landslide susceptibility mapping on macro scale along major road corridors of Wayanad district, 2G (PT)
Kerala

Earthquake Geology Division


2012-13 & SHMZ Of Kochi & Ernakulam Urban Agglomeration, Kerala 3G
2013-14
NCEGR (PPOD), SR, GSI, Bangalore
2013-14 & Petrogenesis and source characteristics of base metal mineralization in Betul Belt, Madhya 2 G (PT)
2014-15 Pradesh through stable isotope studies.

Objective: 1. Petrographic, ore microscopic, stable isotope and fluid inclusion characterization of
base metal sulfides and associated host rocks from surface and subsurface samples in selected
cross sections of the belt. 2. To understand the petrogenesis and source characteristics of the ore
bodies for working out an effective exploration strategy.
2014-15 Elemental mobility and dispersion in the supergene environment in the mafic-ultramafic rocks of 2 G (PT)
the Dharwar Craton 1 M (PT)

Objective: To understand the mobility and dispersion of elements in the supergene environment
over mafic-ultramafic suite of rocks n.

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2014-15 Genesis of gold mineralization in Ajjanahalli Gold Prospect, Tumkur district, Karnataka by 1 G (PT)
petrological, fluid inclusion and stable isotopic (C,O & S) studies. I G, SU: K & G (PT)
Objective: To understand the genesis of gold mineralization through detailed petrological, 1 M (PT)
petrochemical, fluid inclusion and stable isotope stud.
2014-15 Fluid inclusion studies of quartz veins in the Tungsten deposit of Agargaon to reveal its genesis. 1 M (PT)

Objective: Detail fluid inclusion studies of quartz veins in the Agargaon Tungsten deposit
2014-15 Petrogenesis and source characteristic of REE hosted Carbonatite body from Barmer district of 2 G (PT)
Rajasthan

Objective: Detailed carbon and oxygen isotope ratio studies of Carbonatite plugs and dykes to
reveal their genesis and alteration patterns. 2. To ascertain the economic potential of trace
elements.
2014-15 Mineral and elemental characterization of mill tailing of Kolar Gold Field, Kolar, Karnataka with 2 M (PT)
special reference to gold. 1 G (PT)

Objective: 1) To understand mineralogy (XRD, SEM etc) and elemental characteristics (XRF,
ICP-MS, Fire Assay etc) of the mine tailing of Kolar Gold Field, Karnataka. 2) To assess its
resource potential adopting suitable new methods of beneficiation techniques
2014-15 Tectono-metamorphic evolution of the transitional zone between East and West 1 G (PT)
Dharwar Craton ( EDC & WDC) in the Kunigal- Yediyur Sector, Karnataka 2G (PT), GSITI, Hyderabad
2 G (PT), G&IG, Kolkata
Objective: To bring out a model on the tectono-metamorphic evolution of the transitional zone
between East Dharwar and West Dharwar Cratonic blocks

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ANNEXURE-2C

SHELF OF PROJECTS
Personnel
S.No. Title / Objective
Required
MISSION I
PROJECT : SPECIALISED THEMATIC MAPPING
SU: TN&P
1 Specialised thematic mapping of the sedimentary rocks of Cretaceous cauvery basin objective: Re- 2G
look into the stratigraphy of the cauvery basin to bring a unified stratigraphy.
Objective: Re-Look Into The Stratigraphy Of The Cauvery Basin To Bring A Unified Stratigraphy
2 Specialised thematic mapping ofThiruvannamalai area,Tamil nadu, 2G
Objective: to delineate different litho assemblages, their tectonomagmatic history and to evaluate the
P-T constraints of the terrain.

3 Title: Study of the granulite and associated rocks ofTirunelveli Palayamkottai sector of southern 2G
granulite terrain
objective:T o study the structure and metamorphic evolution of this part of the southern granulite
terrain (SGT)
SU:K&G
1 Specialised thematic mapping of areas of interest with emphasis on Petrography, Petrochemistry, 4G
Stratigraphy and Structure to understand crustal evolution in the southern peninsula (in southern part
of Karnataka state in parts of Toposheet No. 48 O/1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13 & 14)
SU: Kerala
1 Study of geology along either side of the Periyar lineament (58B/12, B/16, 58C/9, C/13) - 350 2G
sq.km.
PROJECT : GEOCHEMICAL MAPPING
SU: K&G
1 Geochemical mapping in parts of Karnataka and Goa state covering the OGP areas (10 Items) 20G/ 10
Supervisory
Officers
SU: TN&P
1 Geochemical mapping in parts of Vellore, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, districts, Tamil nadu 2G X 8
(toposheet nos. 57L/ 6, 7, 9, 10, 11,13,14, 15).
SU: KERALA
1 Geochemical mapping in parts of degree sheets 58A, 58B, 58C, 58D & 58F Area: About 15000 sq. 38G
km.
Objective: To generate geochemical baseline data for use in managing/developing natural resources
and for applications in environmental, agricultural, public health and other societal concerns

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M&CSD
1 Geotechnical appraisal off Baindur, Karnataka
2 Parametric (magnetic) survey within TW of Diu, Gujarat coast
3 Detailed study of the seabed morphology and sub-seabed formations by bathymetry, gravity, 12 geologists,
magnetic, multi-channel reflection seismic and heat flow measurement off Puducherry, Tamil Nadu 10 geophysicists
coast, Bay of Bengal (SR) 1 chemist and
2 geophy(instr)
4 Geological and Geophysical Surveys in Laxmi Ridge off Saurashtra Coast, India (SR) 12 geologists,
10 geophysicists
1 chemist and
2 geophy(instr)

MISSION II
SU: ANDHRA PRADESH
1 Title: Preliminary investigation for gold in Peddavuru Schist Belt and surrounding PGC terrain 2G
Nalgonda and Guntur Districts, Andhra Pradesh. (G-4)
Objective: To delineate potential area of gold mineralization.
2 Title: Exploration for gold in the Tumukunta Block of Veligallu Green Stone Belt, Cuddapah 2G
District, Andhra Pradesh (Scout Drilling). (G-3).
Objective: To delineate zones of gold mineralization.
3 Title: Investigation for gold in Bandalamattu, Nallakonda and Dukonda areas in Guntur. 2G
Objective: To delineate zones of gold mineralization.
4 Title: Investigation for gold and associated elements in Gulcheru quartzite of Gandi and adjoining 2G
areas. Cuddapah District, Andhra Pradesh (G-4).
Objective: To investigate the area in detail to identify blocks for test drilling.
5 Title: Investigation for gold and base metal in Mailaram area, Khammam district, Andhra Pradesh. 2G
(G-4)
Objective: To delineate the possible zones for gold mineralization in Mailaram area where copper
mineralization was established earlier.
6 Title: Search for diamondiferous kimberlites east of Chagapuram kimberlite in the catchment area of 4G
Krishna River (in part of degree sheets 56L, 56H, 56P and 56K)
Objective: To search for diamondiferous kimberlite bodies.
7 Title: Search for kimberlites in Devarakonda and Paluvayi Block in Mehboobnagar and Nalgonda 2G
Districts, Andhra Pradesh (Toposheet 56L/14 & 56E/I). (G-4)
Objective: To search for diamondiferous kimberlite bodies.
8 Title: Search for kimberlites in Jadcherla and Yeljal Block in Mehboobnagar Districts, Andhra Pradesh 2G
(Toposheet 56L/I & 5)(G-4)
Objective: To search for diamondiferous kimberlite bodies
SU:K&G
PROJECT: DIAMOND
Regional Surveys for search of Kimberlites in Koppal, Bellary and Raichur districts, Karnataka (G4 4G
stage) (2 items)
Project: Gold
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1 Exploration for Gold in Ajjanahalli, Sira Taluk, Tumkur district, Karnataka. 2G
(G-3)
2 Investigation and Exploration for gold in potential gold bearing blocks in the schist belts. (4 Items) 8G
3 Deep drilling for Gold in Hutti North Block, Hutti-Maski Schist Belt, Dharwar district, Karnataka 2G
(G-3)
4 Deep drilling for Gold in Mysore mine block and Sangli mine block in Gadag Schist Belt, Gadag 1G
district, Karnataka (G-3).
Project: Platinum Group of Elements
1 Investigation of PGE in ultramafics complexes of Karnataka and Goa for possible mineralization (2 4G
items)
Project: Iron Ore
1 Investigation of low grade Iron Ore in the freehold areas 4G
2 Deep drilling for finding out depth continuity of Iron resources as suggested by Karnataka DGM in 2G
SGPB meetings.
SU: TN&P
1 Title: Re-assessment of clay deposits in Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts, Tamil nadu. 2G
objective: To re-assess the clay deposits and to study the sedimentological history of Sri perumpudur
- Avadi Upper Gondwana basin.

2 Title: Preliminary investigation for clay deposits in Kallamedu area, Ariyalur taluk, Perambalur 2G
district,Tamil nadu.
objective: T o estimate the resource potential of olive green swelling clay for its industrial utility and
to study their sedimentological characteristics

3 Title: Re-assessment of clay deposits of upper gondwana sediments of Tiruchirapalli cretaceous 2G


basin, Perambalur district, Tamil nadu.
objective: To re-assess the resource potential of clay deposits of upper gondwana sediments and to
bring out their sedimentological characteristics.

4 Title: Study of major pegmatites of central and southern Tamil nadu for rare metals and rare earth 2G
elements mineralisation, Karur, Dindigul, Tiruchirapalli, Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli districts (degree
sheets 58E, F, J & H)
objective : To assess the economic potential of the major pegmatites and radioactive granitoids for
rare metals and ree mineralisation in central and southern Tamil nadu.
5 Title : Environmental impact assessment of placer mineral exploitation along Tamil nadu coast 2G
objective : To study the impact of tsunami on placer mineral deposits along the coast to make an
idea on the exploitation of placer beach placers.

SU: KERALA
Project: PGE
1 Preliminary investigation for PGE in the ultramafic/ mafic rocks around Kalpetta, Wayanad District, 2G
Kerala (G-4) (Toposheet No. 58A/2). Area: 100 sq.km

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2 Preliminary investigation for PGE in the ultramafic/ mafic rocks around Adakkathodu, Kannur 1G
District, Kerala (G-4) (Toposheet No. 49M/13) Area: 50 sq.km
Proj: Gold
3 Investigation for Gold in the area north of Chulliyamkulam (Karimala area), Palakkad district, Kerala 2G
(Toposheet No 58C/6)

MISSION IIC
SU:K&G
1 To locate deep seated aquifers in the drought prone areas of Northern Karnataka and to delineate and 2G
characterize different hydro geological and hydrological properties of the aquifer system

MISSION IVA
Earthquake Geology Division, SR
SHMZ of Ongole, Andhra Pradesh 3G
SU:K&G
Fundamental and Multidisciplinary Geoscience and Special studies.
Project: Engineering Geology
1. Landslide inventory along NH& SH of Karnataka and Goa 1G
2. Geotehcnical evaluation of water resources 1G
3. Seismic hazard microzonation of sensitive areas/ townsdevelopment and communication projects 1G
Environmental Geology
1. Evolution of Pennar River during the late Quaternary period, Kolar, Chikkaballapur and Tumkur 2G
districts, Karnataka
2. Environmental impact assessment for mining/engineering projects and industries in Goa. 2G
SU:TN&P
LANDSLIDES
1 Title: Site specific studies and slope stability analysis of Nondi Medu slope on Ootacamund- 2G
Coonoor road, Nilgiri district, Tamil nadu
objective: detailed studies and stability analysis of landslides and landslide prone slopes for
identifying the causative factors/factor of safety and suggesting appropriate corrective/ preventive
measures.
2 Title: Slope stability analysis of community area slopes in Ooty township and its environs Nilgiri 2G
district.
objective: Detailed study of distressed slopes in community areas for evaluating the instability status
and suggesting appropriate improvement measures.
3 Title: Site specific studies and slope stability analysis of Gandhi Pettai slide on Ootacamund-Kundah 2G
road, Nilgiri district, Tamil nadu
objective: detailed studies and stability analysis of landslides and landslide prone slopes for
identifying the causative factors/factor of safety and suggesting appropriate corrective/ preventive
measures.
EG
Following Are The Major Sponsored Engineering Geology Projects. 3G

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1. Underground Laboratory Cavern For India Based Neutrino Observatory, Tamil Nadu
2. Nuclear Power Plant For National Thermal Power Corporation, Tamil Nadu
3. Kundah Pumped Storage Hep, Tamil Nadu
4. Geological Documentation For 25 Pwd Dams, Tamil Nadu
5. Periodical Dam Safety Inspections Of Pwd And Tneb Dams, Tamil Nadu
1. Bhavani Barrage Iv, V, Vi & Vii Heps, Tamil Nadu
SU: KERALA
Medical Geology
1. Extent of fluorosis and its geological linkages in Perintalmanna, Malappuram district, Kerala. (TS No. 1G (PT)& 1C (PT)
58B/1)
Objective: Detailed study to evaluate the extent of fluorosis and to identify the possible source rock.
R&D
2 Study of the possible dismembered Precambrian ophiolitic sequence of Kalkandi, Narasimukk and 1G
Mulli areas in the Bhavani shear zone, Attapadi valley, Palakkad district, Kerala, by detailed mapping,
geochemistry and mineral chemistry. ( TS 58A/12)
Objective: To generate detailed maps on 1:1,000 scale of the ultramafic-supracrustal rocks around
Kalkandi, Narasimukk and Mulli and their geochemical and mineralogical characterization for
establishing a possible dismembered Precambrian ophiolitic sequence.

Landslide
1 Landslide susceptibility mapping on macro scale in toposheets pertaining to Kerala 30G
2 Site specific study of Kuttipuzha slump, Vilamina Village, Thalassery Taluk, Kannur 2G (PT)
District.(Lat.1200410.2N& Long.750437.2 E. TS. No. 48P/12)
Objective: To identify causative factors for the landslide and to suggest site specific mitigative
measures
3 Detailed site specific study of Thekkummoodu hill debris slide, Chittar-Seethathode Village, Ranni 2G (PT)
Taluk, Pathanamthitta district. ( Lat. 90 1851N & Long. 760 5759E, TS.No. 58C/15)

4 Site specific study of Kattunaicken Colony debris flow, Kottapadi Village, Vythiri Taluk, Wayanad 2G (PT)
District. (Lat. 1132'43.14"N & Long. 76 07' 2.28"E. TS. No. 58A/2)
5 Site specific study of Manjapara debris flow, Mundakkayam Village, Kanjirappally Taluk, Kottayam 2G (PT)
district. (Lat. 90 3412.2N & Long. 760 5137.5E. TS.No. 58C/14)
6 Site specific study of Narikolli debris flow, Padinjarethara Village, Vythiri Taluk, Wayanad District. ( 2G (PT)
Lat. 1141'17"N & Long. 7556'24"E
TS. No. 49M/14)
7 Site specific study of Alappara debris flows, Vettilapara Village, Eranadu Taluk, Malappuram District. 2G (PT)
( Lat. 1101633.1N & Long. 760 0518.1E. TS.No. 58A/3)
8 Site specific study of coastal landslide at Chowara- Pulinkudi- Adimalathura of Kottukal- Vizhinjam 2G (PT)
villages, Neyyattinkara Taluk, Thiruvananthapuram district. (Lat. 080 2125.9N & Long. 770
0059 E. TS.No. 58 H/3)

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9 Site specific study of Santhigiri slump, Kelakam Village, Thalassery Taluk, Kannur District, (Lat. 2G (PT)
1105438.2N & Long. 7505139.7 E. TS.No. 49M/13)
10 Site specific study of Thachankolli colony slump, Thrissilleri Village, Mananthody Taluk, Wayanad 2G (PT)
District. (Lat. 1143'54"N & Long. 7545'53"E. TS. No. 49M/14)
11 Detailed site specific landslide study of Chelikuzhi slide, Aruvapulam Village, Kozhenchery Taluk, 2G (PT)
Pathanamthitta district.(Lat. 90 1101.5N & Long.760 5318.9E . TS.No. 58C/16)

MISSION IVB
SU:K&G
Petrology Division
1. Petrographic studies of Chamundi Granite, Mysore district. 1G(PT)
2. Petrographic studies of acidic rocks in G.R.Halli-Yerahalli sector, Chitradurga district 1G(PT)
3. Comparative petrographic studies of variants of metamorphics of Ingaldhal Formation and Hiriyur 1G(PT)
Formation to understand the evolution of the Chitradurga schist belt.
4. Petrographic study and trace element geochemical study of mafic-ultramafic rocks of Yennehole- 1G(PT)
Ranganabetta area in parts of Holenarsipura schist belt, Hassan district.
5. Petrography, petrochemistry and genetic studies related to orbicular granite in Raichur and Ilkal area 1G(PT)
(Closepet granite), Raichur and Bijapur districts.

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Annexure-3 A
FINANCIAL OUTLAY AND EXPENDITURE DURING XII PLAN PERIOD
FOR THE MONTHS OF APRIL, 2014 TO JUNE, 2014.

Year Survey & Mineral Specialized Research & Information HRD Modernization Plan Outlay Constructi Total Plan
Mapping Exploration Investigation Development Dissemination & Replacement without on Outlay
and Other + MV construction
Exploration Budget
Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay/
Expenditure Expenditure Expenditure Expenditure Expenditure Expenditure Expenditure Expenditure Expenditur Expenditure
e
Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay / Outlay/
Expenditure Expenditure Expenditure Expenditure Expenditure Expenditure Expenditure Expenditure Expenditur Expenditure
e
2012-13 889.33/833.11 313.00/310.81 26.00/23.25 180.41/174.71 131.79/105.11 48.09/48.42 401.56/400.60 1990.18/1946.01 0.00/0.00 1990.18/1946.01

2013-14 832.10/447.83 252.00/240.88 37.50/17.69 138.60/100.29 30.00/22.32 64.60/58.85 380.00/432.08 1734.80/1319.94 127.41/61.69 1862.21/1381.63

2014-15 1057.96/385.00 418.28/94.00 43.45/12.05 341.00/59.00 228.76/200.00 129.05/12.00 1391.90/115.00 352.94/193.00 0.00/0.00 3963.34/1070.05

2015-16

2016-17

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SCHEME-WISE, QUARTER-WISE DISTRIBUTION OF APPROVED PLAN FUNDS Annexure-3B
AND ACTUAL EXPENDITURE FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2014-15

2014-15
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
SCHEME
Approved Actual Approved Actual Approved Actual Approved Actual Total Total
Outlay Exp Outlay Expenditure Outlay Expenditure Outlay Expenditure Outlay Expenditure
[RE] [RE] [RE] [RE] (RE)
Survey & 300.85
385.00
Mapping
Mineral 64.10
94.00
Exploration
Specialized 3.30
Investigation 12.05
R&D and 28.74
Other 59.00
Exploration
Information 7.32
200.00
Dissemination
Human 6.63
Research 9.00
Development
Modernization 58.67
100.00
&Replacement
Motor Vehicle 3.69
15.00
Construction 0.20
193.00
TOTAL 473.50
1067.05

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Annexure-3C

SCHEME-WISE, MONTH-WISE DISTRIBUTION OF APPROVED PLAN FUNDS


AND ACTUAL EXPENDITURE FOR FY 2014-15
(RS. IN LAKHS)

2014-15
SCHEME
TARGET VIS--VIS ACTUAL EXPND. FROM APRIL2014 TO JUNE2014.
OUT April,14 May,14 June,14 July,14 August,14 Sept,14 Oct,14 Nov,14 Dec,14
LAY
TAR EXP TAR EXP TAR EXP TAR EXP TAR EXP TAR EXP TAR EXP TAR EXP TAR EXP
SURVEY &
1057.96 225.00 86.47 225.00 13.98 385.00 200.40
MAPPING
MINERAL
418.28 85.00 28.17 85.00 21.24 94.00 14.69
INVESTIGATION
SPECIALISED
43.45 9.05 0.00 9.05 2.26 12.05 1.04
INVESTIGATION
RESEARCH &
DEVELOPMENT
341.00 49.00 4.24 49.00 11.65 59.00 12.85
& OTHER
EXPLORATION
INFORMATION
DISSEMINATIO 228.76 200.00 2.05 200.00 2.24 200.00 3.03
N
HUMAN
RESOURCE 6.00 0.00 9.00 5.02 9.00 1.61
129.05
DEVELOPMENT
(PLA)
MODERNISATIO
N& 1356.00 100.00 4.57 100.00 24.54 100.00 29.56
REPLACEMENT
MOTOR 5.00 0.00 5.00 2.08 15.00 1.61
35.90
VEHICLE
CONSTRUCTION 352.94 0.00 0.00 193.00 0.00 193.00 0.20

TOTAL ( PLAN)
3963.34 679.05 125.50 872.05 83.01 1067.05 264.99

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Annexure-3C (Contd.)

SCHEME-WISE, MONTH-WISE DISTRIBUTION OF APPROVED PLAN FUNDS


AND ACTUAL EXPENDITURE FOR FY 2014-15

2014-15 SCHEME TARGET VIS--VIS ACTUAL EXPND. FROM JAN. TO MARCH, 2014
OUT Jan,15 Feb,15 Mar,15
LAY
TAR EXP TAR EXP TAR EXP
SURVEY & MAPPING
MINERAL INVESTIGATION
SPECIALISED INVESTIGATION
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER
EXPLORATION
INFORMATION DISSEMINATION
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (PLAN )
MODERNISATION & REPLACEMENT
MOTOR VEHICLE

CONSTRUCTION

TOTAL ( PLAN)

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ANNEXURE 4

MISSION WISE PRO-RATA RCA EXPENDITURE IN DIFFERENT PROJECTS VIS--VIS TARGETS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Per day Remark


Sl. Name of the field Field Total
FSP Item no. Nature of work Target Achievement expenditu
No officer Days Expenditure
re
MISSION-I
STM (sq.km): 350 Nil - - -
Satyapal Samples(Nos.) - -
PS 50 -
STM/SR/AP/2014/001 PCS 15 -
1
BRS/SSS 75 -
Kunal Kumar Singh EPMA 5 -
Geochronology -- -

D.Adhikary STM (sq.km) 350 Nil -


Samples(Nos.) -
PS 50 -
STM/SR/AP/2014/002 -
2 PCS 20 - -
Samarendra Sahoo BRS/SSS 50 -
Geochronological -- -
studies
STM (sq.km) 350 Nil - -
Tushar Meshram Samples(Nos.)
PS 50 -
STM/SR/AP/2014/003 PCS 15 -
3 BRS/SS 75 - - -
D.Shukla EPMA 5 -
Geochronological -- -
studies
D.Rajani Gangadhar STM (sq.km) 350 Nil
-
Samples(Nos.)
PS 50 -
STM/SR/AP/2014/004 PCS 15 -
4 - -
Nibedita Sahoo BRS/SS 75 -
-
EPMA 10 -
Geochronological -- -
studies

173
STM (sq.km) 350 Nil
Sankha Das Samples(Nos.) -
PS 50 -
5 STM/SR/AP/2014/005 PCS 20 -
- -
BRS/SS 50 -
Munmun
EPMA 10 -
Chakraborty -
Geochronological -- -
studies
STM (sq.km) 1:25,000 350 Nil
scale
Manju Anandan Sample (Nos.) 50 Nil -
STM/SR/KG/2014/ PS 25 Nil
6 PCS (Major and trace) 50
006 - -
PGE 10 Nil
SEM-EDX@ 10 Nil
Dr. Sreepriya EPMA 05 Nil -
U-Pb/Pb-Pb dating As required Nil
Channel Sampling
STM (in sq.km) 350 Nil
(1:25000) 50 Nil
Sethu Rose Joseph Samples 25 Nil - -
STM/SR/KG/2014/007 PS 25 Nil
7 PCS 10 Nil -
PGE & REE 15 Nil
K.V. Neena Vaman SEM-EDS 05 Nil - -
EPMA
U-Pb/Pb-Pb dating
1) STM (1:25,000) sq
km
Siddhartha Karmakar 350 08 5
2) SMPL (Nos.)
8 STM/SR/TNP/2013/02 a) PS 25 01 Rs. 1568/- Rs. 157/-
b) PCS 20 01
Sunita Kumari c) BRS 20 01
5
Patnaik d) EPMA 10 Nil

1) STM (1:25,000) sq 350 5


Hrudananda Naik km 4 Rs. 1368/-
STM/SR/TNP/2014 2) SMPL (Nos.)
9 Rs.171/-
/008 25
a) PS 2
Avijit Mukherjee 20 4 -
Nil
50 Nil
174
b) PCS 10 Nil
c) BRS
d) EPMA
1) STM (1:25,000) sq 350 5
km

2) SMPL (Nos.)
1
V Chandramouli a) PS 25 5
Nil
STM/SR/TNP/2014/00 20
10
9 1 Rs.5626/- Rs.563/-
Biswaranjan b) PCS 50
10 Nil
Mohanty c) BRS 5
d) EPMA 15 Nil
e)OM AN
f)Geochronological
Study

1. STM 1: 25,000(sq 175 -


km)
2. SMPL (Nos.)
STM/SR/KRL/2014/01 (a) GCS 25 -
-
11. 0 Dr.P. Soney Kurien (b) PCS 20 - - -
(c) PS 25 -
(d) EPMA 10 -
(e) Geochronological AN -
studies
1. Remote Sensing 700 - -
input(sq.km)
Uday Narayan
2.STM 1: 25,000(sq 350 -
km) -
Deepanjan Ghose
STM/SR/KRL/2013/00 3. SMPL (Nos.)
12 -
3 (a) PCS 25 - -
(b) PS 60 -
(c) EPMA 10 -
(d) REE 10 -
(e) Geochronology 04 -
Reshmi Madhavan GCM (sq.km) 800# Nil -
GCM Samples (Nos.)
GCM/SR/AP/2014/011 Stream sediment/slope 800 -
13. - -
wash
Composite samples 207 -

175
Soil C-Horizon 09 -
Regolith 09 -
Water 09 -
Humus A.N -
Flood plain sediments AN -
Duplicate
Sini Raj Chemical Analysis 40(10) - -
Pt-Pd analysis 254 -
(I package) 5 -
HMS 9
PS 10 -
XRD 5 -
-
GCM (sq.km) 800# Nil
GCM Samples (Nos.)
Poornima Sreedhar Stream sediment/slope 800 - -
wash
Composite samples 207 -
Soil C-Horizon 09 -
Regolith 09 -
Water 09 -
GCM/SR/AP/2014/012 Humus A.N - -
14. -
Flood plain sediments AN -
Duplicate
1G Chemical Analysis 40(10) - -
Pt-Pd analysis 254 -
(I package) 1 -
HMS 9
PS 10 -
XRD 5.s. -
-
GCM (sq.km) 800# 40
GCM Samples (Nos.)
Prathana Das
Stream sediment/slope 800 10
wash 40(10*)
Composite samples 207
Soil C-Horizon 10 -
GCM/SR/AP/2014/013 Rs.
15. Regolith 10 - 26345/-
1646.5/-
Water 10 -
Binitha SS Humus A.N -
Flood plain sediments AN36(9*) - 6
Duplicate 254 -
Chemical Analysis 43
Pt-Pd analysis 9 -
176
(I package) 10 -
HMS 5. -
PS -
XRD -
-
GCM (sq.km) 800# 28
GCM Samples (Nos.)
Stream sediment/slope 800
wash
Composite samples 207 28(7*)
Soil C-Horizon 10 -
Regolith 10 - Rs. 2246/-
Water 10 -
Sandhya D. Kuthe 11
GCM/SR/AP/2014/014 Humus A.N -
16. Rs. 21708/-
Flood plain sediments AN -
1G Nil
Duplicate 36(9*) -
Chemical Analysis 250
Pt-Pd analysis 80 -
(I package) 9 -
HMS 10
PS 5 -
XRD -
-

177
GCM (sq.km) 800# Nil Transferred
B. Gopakumar GCM Samples (Nos.) - to M&CSD,
Stream sediment/slope 800 - Mangalore
wash - w.e.f.
Composite samples 207 - 15.06.2014
Soil C-Horizon 10 -
Regolith 10 - -
Water 10 -
GCM/SR/AP/2014/015
17. Humus A.N - -
1G Flood plain sediments AN - -
Duplicate 36(9*) -
Chemical Analysis 250 -
Pt-Pd analysis 7
(I package) 9 -
HMS 10 -
PS 5 -
XRD
Dinesh Meshram GCM (sq.km) 800# Nil
GCM Samples (Nos.) -
Stream sediment/slope 800 4
wash 207 -
Composite samples 10 -
1G Soil C-Horizon 10 -
Regolith 10 -
Water A.N -
GCM/SR/AP/2014/016
18 Humus AN - Rs. 350/-/- Rs. 87.5/-
Flood plain sediments 36(9*)
Duplicate 250 -
nil
Chemical Analysis 48 -
Pt-Pd analysis 9 -
(I package) 10
HMS 5
PS
XRD
GCM (sq.km) 800# Nil
GCM Samples (Nos.) 800
Stream sediment/slope -
Arvind Kumar wash -
-
GCM/SR/AP/2014/017 Composite samples 207 -
19 - -
Soil C-Horizon 10 -
-
Anicia K.S. Regolith 10 -
Water 10 -
Humus A.N -
Flood plain sediments AN -
178
Duplicate 36(9*) -
Chemical Analysis 250 -
Pt-Pd analysis 42
(I package) 9 -
HMS 10 -
PS 5 -
XRD
GCM (sq.km) 800# Nil
GCM Samples (Nos.)
Stream sediment/slope 800 -
Madhusmita Swain wash - -
Composite samples 207 -
Soil C-Horizon 10 -
Regolith 10 -
Water 10 -
GCM/SR/AP/2014/018
20 Humus A.N - Rs.327622/- Rs. 1400/-
Flood plain sediments AN -
Duplicate 36(9*) -
Athira V Nair Chemical Analysis 250 - -
Pt-Pd analysis 21 -
(I package) 9 -
HMS 10 -
PS 5
XRD
Parvathy R Krishnan GCM Samples (Nos.) 800# Nil
Stream sediment/slope -
wash 800 - -
Composite samples 207 -
Soil C-Horizon 10 -
Regolith 10 -
Water 10 -
GCM/SR/AP/2014/019 Humus A.N -
21 - .
Flood plain sediments AN -
Sweta Rath -
Duplicate 36(9*) -
Chemical Analysis 250 -
Pt-Pd analysis 11 -
(I package) 9 -
HMS 10 -
PS 5 -
XRD

179
Reena Meshram GCM (sq.km) 800# Nil
GCM Samples (Nos.)
Stream sediment/slope 800 -
-
wash -
Composite samples 207 -
Soil C-Horizon 10 -
1G Regolith 10 -
Water 10 -
GCM/SR/AP/2014/020
22 Humus A.N - - -
Flood plain sediments AN -
Duplicate 36(9*) -
Chemical Analysis 250 - -
Pt-Pd analysis 33 -
(I package) 9 -
HMS 10 -
PS 5
XRD
GCM (sq.km) 800# Nil
Vaishnavi Sambre - -
GCM Samples (Nos.)
Stream sediment/slope 800 -
wash
Composite samples 207 -
Soil C-Horizon 10 -
Regolith 10 -
Water 10 -
GCM/SR/AP/2014/021
23 Humus A.N -
1G Flood plain sediments AN - -
Duplicate 36(9*) -
Chemical Analysis 250 -
Pt-Pd analysis 9 -
(I package) 9 -
HMS 10 -
PS 5 -
XRD
GCM (sq.km) 800# Nil
Divya MP GCM Samples (Nos.) - -
Stream sediment/slope 800 -
wash 207 -
GCM/SR/AP/2014/022
Composite samples 10 -
24 - - -
Soil C-Horizon 10 -
Lishi Thottungal Regolith 10 -
Water A.N -
Humus AN -
Flood plain sediments -
180
Duplicate 36(9*) -
Chemical Analysis 250 -
Pt-Pd analysis Nil
(I package) 9
HMS 10
PS 5
XRD
GCM (sq.km) 800# Nil
GCM Samples (Nos.)
Stream sediment/slope 800 -
wash -
Composite samples 207 -
Soil C-Horizon 10 -
Regolith 10 -
R.R. Swain
Water 10 - _
GCM/SR/AP/2014/023
25 Humus A.N - - -
1G
Flood plain sediments AN - -
Duplicate 36(9*) -
Chemical Analysis 250 -
Pt-Pd analysis Nil -
(I package) 9 -
HMS 10 -
PS 5
XRD
GCM (sq.km) 800# Nil
GCM Samples (Nos.) -
Stream sediment/slope 800 -
wash 207 -
Composite samples 10 -
Soil C-Horizon 10 -
Regolith 10 -
Ujjal Paul
Water A.N - 4
GCM/SR/AP/2014/024
26 Humus AN - - -
1G
Flood plain sediments 36(9*) - -
Duplicate 250 -
Chemical Analysis Nil -
Pt-Pd analysis 9 -
(I package) 10 -
HMS 5
PS
XRD

181
GCM (sq.km) 800# Nil
GCM Samples (Nos.) 800
Stream sediment/slope -
wash -
Composite samples 207 -
Soil C-Horizon 10 -
Regolith 10 -
S.B. Chavan
Water 10 -
GCM/SR/AP/2014/025
27 Humus A.N - - - -
1G
Flood plain sediments AN -
Duplicate 36(9*) -
Chemical Analysis 250 -
Pt-Pd analysis Nil
(I package) 9 -
HMS 10 -
PS 5 -
XRD
1. GCM (sq km) 800
1:50,000 scale
K.V. Chandran
2. SMPL (Nos.) 840 -
i) SSS 214
ii) Composite 10
ii) Regolith 10
iii) Soil C-Horizon 10
iv) Water AN
v) Humus AN
vi) Flood plain 40 (10*)
GCM/SR/KG/2014/
28 sediment 254
026 Nil - -
vii) Stream 4
Sediments As per the
M Anbu
duplicates requireme -
3.Land use/soil nt
maps (PGRS Div) 9
4. Chemical 10
analysis 5
5. Samples for Pt-
Pd analysis
6. Geodata: Data
storing / processing

182
HMS
PS
XRD
1. Geochemical 800
mapping (sq km)
(1:50000 scale)
2. SMPL (nos.) 840 (214*)
i) Stream Sediment/ 10
Slope wash 10
ii) Regolith 10
iii) Soil C-horizon AN
iv) Water AN
v) Humus 40 (10*) -
Thara M
vi) Flood plain
29
GCM/SR/KG/2014/027 sediment 254 Nil - -
vii) Stream sediment As per the
1G
duplicates requirement -
3. Land use/soil maps 9
(PGRS Division) 10
sq km 5
4. Chemical Analysis
5. Geodata: Data
storing/processing
HMS
PS
XRD
1. GCM ( sq km) 800
Snehasis 1:50,000 scale
Bhattacharya 2. SMPL (Nos.)
i) SSS 840
ii) Composite 214
ii) Regolith 10
iii) Soil C-Horizon 10
GCM/SR/KG/2014/ -
iv) Water 10
30
028 v) Humus AN - -
vi) Flood plain AN
Reshma K -
sediment 40
vii)Stream Sediments 10
duplicates As per the Nil
Composite Samples requirement
Duplicate 254
3.Land use/soil maps 2
(PGRS Div) As per the
183
4. Chemical analysis requirement
5. Samples for Pt-Pd 9
analysis 10
6.Geodata:Data 5
storing/processing
HMS
PS
XRD
1. GCM (sq km)
800
1:50,000 scale
P. Hampaiah 2. SMPL (Nos.)
i) SSS
840
ii) Composite
214
ii) Regolith
10
iii) Soil C-Horizon
10
iv) Water
10
v) Humus
AN
vi) Flood plain
AN Nil
sediment
40
GCM/SR/KG/2014/ vii) Stream Sediments
31 10
029 duplicates - - -
As per the
Composite Samples
requirement
Duplicate
1G 254
3. Land use/soil maps
2
(PGRS Div)
As per the
4. Chemical analysis
requirement
5. Samples for Pt-Pd
analysis
6.Geodata:Data
storing/processing
9
HMS
10
PS
5
XRD
1. GCM (sq km) 800
32 1:50,000 scale
GCM/SR/KG/2014/030 B. Mangesh Surendra 2. SMPL (Nos.) 840 - - -
i) SSS

184
ii) Composite 214
ii) Regolith 10
iii) Soil C-Horizon 10
iv) Water 10
v) Humus AN
vi) Flood plain AN
sediment 40
vii) Stream Sediments 10
duplicates 254
Composite Samples As per the
1G -
Duplicate requirement
3.Land use/soil maps
(PGRS Div)
4. Chemical analysis
5.Geodata:Data Nil
storing/processing
HMS 9
PS 10
XRD 5
1. GCM ( sq km) 800 -
1:50,000 scale
2. SMPL (Nos.)
Hema Shriram i) SSS 840
Hiwrale ii) Composite 214
ii) Regolith 10
iii) Soil C-Horizon 10
iv) Water 10
v) Humus AN
vi) Flood plain AN
GCM/SR/KG/2014/ sediment 40
vii) Stream Sediments 10
33 031 - -
duplicates 254 Nil
Composite Samples 20
Duplicate As per the
3. Land use/soil maps requirement
Prashant D. Wagh -
(PGRS Div)
4. Chemical analysis
5. Samples for Pt-Pd
analysis 9
6.Geodata: Data 10
storing/processing 5
HMS
PS
185
XRD

800
1. GCM (sq km)
1:50,000 scale 840
Pawan Baraiud 2. SMPL (Nos.) -
i) SSS 214
ii) Composite 10
ii) Regolith 10
iii) Soil C-Horizon 10
iv) Water AN
v) Humus AN
vi) Flood plain 40 Nil
sediment 10
GCM/SR/KG/2014/ 254
4 vii) Stream Sediments
032 As per the - -
duplicates
Composite Samples requirement
Duplicate
1G 3. Land use/soil maps -
(PGRS Div) 9
4. Chemical analysis 10
5. Geodata: Data 5
storing/processing
HMS
PS
XRD

1. GCM (sq km) 800


1:50,000 scale 840
2. SMPL (Nos.) 214
35 GCM/SR/KG/2014/033 Aneesh Kumar S i) SSS 10 - - -
ii) Composite 10
ii) Regolith 10
iii) Soil C-Horizon AN

186
iv) Water AN
v) Humus 40 Nil
vi) Flood plain 10
sediment 254
vii) Stream Sediments 9
duplicates As per the
Composite Samples requirement
Duplicate 9
3. Land use/soil maps 10
Anju P.S (PGRS Div) -
5
4. Chemical analysis
5. Samples for Pt-Pd
analysis
6.Geodata:Data
storing/processing
HMS
PS
XRD
1. GCM (sq km)
1:50,000 scale
2. SMPL (Nos.) 800
i) SSS 840
ii) Composite 214
ii) Regolith
10
iii) Soil C-Horizon
iv) Water 10
v) Humus 19 -
vi) Flood plain AN
Paradkar Trigun
GCM/SR/KG/201 sediment AN Nil
vii) Stream Sediments 40
36 4/034 - -
duplicates 10
Composite Samples -
1G 254
Duplicate
3. Land use/soil maps As per the
(PGRS Div) requirement
4. Chemical analysis 9
5.Geodata:Data 10
storing/processing 5
HMS
PS
XRD

187
1. GCM (sq km)
1:50,000 scale
2. SMPL (Nos.)
i) SSS 800
ii)Composite 840
ii) Regolith 214
iii) Soil C-Horizon 10
iv) Water 10 Nil
v) Humus 10
vi) Flood plain AN -
Neethu T.R sediment AN
37 GCM/SR/KG/2014/035 vii) Stream Sediments 40 - -
1G duplicates 10
Composite Samples -
254
Duplicate As per the
3.Land use/soil maps
requirement
(PGRS Div)
4. Chemical analysis 9
5.Geodata:Data 10
storing/processing
5
HMS
PS
XRD
1. GCM ( sq km) 800
1:50,000 scale 840
2. SMPL (Nos.)
i) SSS 214
ii)Composite 10
ii) Regolith 10
Rupsa Mukherjee
iii) Soil C-Horizon 10
iv) Water AN
v) Humus
38 GCM/SR/KG/2014/036 Arpita Roy
vi) Flood plain
AN - - -
Choudhury 40
sediment Nil
vii) Stream Sediments 10
duplicates 254
Composite Samples As per the
Duplicate
3.Land use/soil maps requireme
(PGRS Div) nt
4. Chemical analysis 9
188
5.Geodata:Data
storing/processing 10
HMS
PS
1. GCM (sq km)
1:50,000 scale 800
2. SMPL (Nos.)
i) SSS
ii) Composite 840
ii) Regolith 214
iii) Soil C-Horizon 10 Nil
iv) Water 10
v) Humus 10
vi) Flood plain
sediment AN
vii) Stream Sediments AN
GCM/SR/KG/2014/0 Soumya Das
39
duplicates 40 - - -
37
Composite Samples 10
1G
Duplicate 254
3. Land use/soil maps
(PGRS Div) 2
4. Chemical analysis As per the
5. Samples for Pt-Pd requireme
analysis nt
6.Geodata:Data 9
storing/processing
HMS 10
PS 5
XRD
1. GCM ( sq km) 800
1:50,000 scale 840
2. SMPL (Nos.)
214
i) SSS
ii)Composite 10
GCM/SR/KG/2014/0 Resya Reghu 10
ii) Regolith
40 38 iii) Soil C-Horizon 10 - - -
iv) Water AN
1G
v) Humus
AN
vi) Flood plain
sediment 40 Nil
vii) Stream Sediments 10
duplicates 254
189
Composite Samples 23
Duplicate As per the
3.Land use/soil maps
(PGRS Div) requireme
4. Chemical analysis nt
5. Samples for Pt-Pd 9
analysis 10
6.Geodata:Data
storing/processing 5
HMS
PS
XRD
1.Geochemical
Mapping 1:50,000 sq 400
km
2. Samples (nos.) 145
404 (101)
i) Stream sediments/
slopewash 9
41 ii) Soil C-horizon 9
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/039 Pawan Kumar Nil - -
iii) Regolith 9
iv) Water AN
v) Humus
AN
vi) Flood Plain 153
sediment 36(9)
vii) Duplicate 137 nos.
3. Chemical analysis
1. Geochemical
800
Mapping 1:50,000 sq
km
2. Samples (nos.) 800 (210)
i) Stream sediments/
slopewash 9
GCM/SR/TNP/2014/040 S.Balakrishnan ii) Soil C-horizon 9
iii) Regolith 9
42 iv) Water AN - - -
v) Humus AN Nil
36(9)*
vi) Flood Plain 246nos
sediment 10 nos
vii) Duplicate
3. Chemical analysis 9 nos
Pt-Pd Analysis 10 nos
HMS 05 nos
190
Ps
XRD
1. Geochemical 800
Mapping 1:50,000 sq
Kalarani km - -

2. Samples (nos.)
i) Stream sediments 800 (210) Nil
/slopewash

ii) Soil C-horizon


iii) Regolith 9
43 GCM/SR/TNP/2014/041 -
iv) Water 9
v) Humus 9
Roshni S L vi) Flood Plain AN -
sediment AN
vii) Duplicate 36(9)
3. Chemical analysis 246 nos.
Pt-Pd analysis 10
HMS 09
PS 10
XRD 05
1. Geochemical 800
Mapping 1:50,000 (sq
km) -
R. Geetha Rani 2. Samples (nos) 800(210) -
i) Stream 9
sediments/slopewash 9
ii) Soil C-horizon 9 Nil
iii) Regolith AN
iv) Water AN
44 GCM/SR/TNP/2014/042 -
v) Humus 36
vi) Flood Plain
sediment
Anu Johnson vii) Duplicate -
246
3. Chemical analysis
10 nos
Pt-Pd Analysis
9 nos
HMS
10 nos
Ps
05 nos
XRD

191
1. Geochemical 800
Mapping 1:50,000 (sq
km) 74 Nil
Laya.M.B.Pillai 2. Samples (nos) 4 - -
i) Stream
sediments/slopewash 18
ii) Soil C-horizon 6)
iii) Regolith 9
iv) Water 9
45 GCM/SR/TNP/2014/043 v) Humus 9 -
vi) Flood Plain AN
sediment
AN
vii) Duplicate -
Soumya Vijayan 36(9) 0
3. Chemical analysis
Pt-Pd Analysis 222
HMS 95
Ps 9
XRD 10
5
1. Geochemical 800
Mapping 1:50,000 (sq
km)
2. Samples (nos)
i) Stream 800(210
sediments/slopewash ) Nil
ii) Soil C-horizon -
9
Ritam Konar iii) Regolith
9 -
iv) Water
46 GCM/SR/TNP/2014/044 v) Humus 9 -
vi) Flood Plain AN
Swati Mondal
sediment AN
vii) Duplicate 36(9)
3. Chemical analysis 246
Pt-Pd Analysis 28
HMS 9
Ps 10
XRD 5

192
1. Geochemical 800
Mapping 1:50,000 (sq
km)
2. Samples (nos)
i) Stream 800(210 Nil
sediments/slopewash )
ii) Soil C-horizon 9
Dilip Kumar Yadav iii) Regolith
9
iv) Water
47 GCM/SR/TNP/2014/045 v) Humus 9 - -
Vinod Kumar K. B
vi) Flood Plain AN
sediment AN
vii) Duplicate 36(9)
3. Chemical analysis 246
Pt-Pd Analysis 28
HMS 9
Ps 10
XRD 5
1. Geochemical 800
Mapping 1:50,000 (sq
km)
2. Samples (nos)
i) Stream 800(210
sediments/slopewash )
48 GCM/SR/TNP/2014/046 ii) Soil C-horizon 9
Balaji. B iii) Regolith
iv) Water
9
Asaad Ahsan Raza v) Humus 9 Nil
vi) Flood Plain AN
sediment AN
vii) Duplicate 36(9)
3. Chemical analysis 246
Pt-Pd Analysis 28
HMS 9
Ps 10
XRD 5
P.K. Behera 1. GCM on scale
49 GCM/SR/KRL/2014/047 1:50,000 (sq km) 800 -
2. Samples (nos) - - -
i) Stream sediments / 800 -
slope wash
Asha P.G

193
ii) Soil C-horizon 10 -
iii) Regolith 10 -
iv) Water 10 -
v) Humus AN -
vi) Flood Plain AN -
sediment
vii) Duplicate 40(10*) -
viii) Composite 210 -
ix) Pt-Pd analysis 45
3. Chemical analysis 250 as per
package
HMS 9
PS 10
XRD 5
1. GCM on scale
1:50,000 (sq km) 814 -
2. Samples (nos)
i) Stream sediments / 814 -
slope wash
ii) Soil C-horizon 10 -
iii) Regolith 10 -
iv) Water 10 -
Jiji Kumar.S v) Humus AN -
50 GCM/SR/KRL/2014/048 -
vi) Flood Plain AN - - -
Trideep Kumar. N sediment
vii) Duplicate 40(10) -
-
viii) Composite 213 -

3. Chemical analysis 253 -

HMS 9 -
PS 10 -
XRD 5 -
Regional gravity &
magnetic (TF) surveys.
K.V. Satyanarayana
Area: Nil
51 Samples for Physical 3600sq.km. Nil
GPM/SR/TN/2014/049 Property measurements: 100 nos. Nil Nil Nil
K. Sunderalingam Nil
Radiometric Survey
Nil
S. Mahinder
AN Nil

194
Regional gravity &
B. Sunderaj
magnetic (TF) surveys. NRCA drawn for Rs. 60,000/-
Bills yet to
S. S. Ganguly Area: for spill over survey work, FS:
submit
2013-14
Samples for Physical 3600sq.km. Nil
52 GPM/SR/AP/2014/050 5
D Vijaykumar Property measurements: NRCA drawn for Rs.
Radiometric Survey 100 nos. Nil Bills yet to
85,000/- for spill over survey
S. Mahinder, STA (GP) 6 submit
AN Nil work, FS: 2013-14

M S Kumar
Regional gravity &
magnetic (TF) surveys. Nil
Nil
B Ravi Kumar Area:
53 GPM/SR/KAR/2014/051 3600sq.km. Nil Nil
Samples for Physical Nil
(One officer from RSAS) Nil
Property measurements:
100 nos. Nil
Radiometric Survey
AN
Regional gravity &
P. Diwakar Reddy magnetic (TF) surveys.
Area: Nil
54 GPM/SR/AP,KAR/2014/ 5040sq.km. Nil Nil
D. Vijaya Kumar Samples for Physical
052 Nil
Property measurements: Nil
100 nos. Nil

Mission - II
Sl. Name of the field Total Per day
FSP Item no. Nature of work Target Achievement Field Days Remarks
No. officer Expenditure expenditure
Aerial Rec & PGRS 400
LSM 300
Rohit V,.Gajbhiye DM -
Pitting&Trenching 100 - - -
PTS 1.0 -
Geophysical Survey 50 -
(IP & SP) (L.Km) 50 -
55
ME/SR/AP/2014/053 Madhusudan D G SSS 40
-
BRS/SS -
PS -
30 -
PCS -
150
Ore microscopy -
20
SEM-EDX -
15
EPMA -
10
FI -
10
-
195
05
3
Aerial Rec & PGRS 720 650
REC 720 -
DM 0.5 -
Praveek Pankaj SSS 150 - -
HMS 150 -
ME/SR/AP/2013/038
56 PS 5 - - -
Alok Kumar PCS 5 -
SEM 10 - -
XRD 10 -
EPMA A.N -
Chemical Analysis A.N -
Suhel Ahmed Aerial Rec & PGRS 720 400
REC
SSS 720 - -
HMS 150 -
PS 150 -
ME/SR/AP/2014/054
57 PCS 5 - - -
Sufija MV
SEM 5 -
XRD 5 -
EPMA 5 - -
Chemical Analysis A.N -
Chemical Analysis A.N -
Suhel Ahmed (PT) Aerial Rec & PGRS - -
REC 40
Auger Drilling 90 88
SSS 200 -
HMS 150 138
58 ME/SR/AP/2012/049 Sufija MV (PT) Petrographic Samples 150 53
74347/- Rs. 929.3/-
PCS AN -
SEM AN - 40
XRD AN -
EPMA AN -
Chemical Analysis A.N 19
A.N -
Shraddha Nannaware Aerial Rec & PGRS -- -
ME/SR/AP/2013/039 LSM 100 -
59 D.M. 0.5 - -
PT 50 -

196
PTS 50 -
Subhangi Bhilkar BRS 150 -
SSS 50 -
Petrographic Samples 25 -
PCS 20 -
OM 20 -
EPMA 20 -
Chemical Analysis 250 -
-
Aerial Rec & PGRS AN 50 Sq km
Dr Vikash Tripathy DM (sq.km) 1.0 0.01 Rs. 26633/-
10
PT (cu.m.) 50 -
PTS (Nos.) 50 -
Drilling (m) (Unit 449) 1000 -
CS (nos.) 200 -
Deepak kumar Rai GP :BHLOG 1000 -
ME/SR/AP/2014/55 Rs. 1902/-
60 BRS 100 03
PS 15 02
PCS 15 - 14
ORM 15 01
XRD 15 -
EPMA 5 -
Chemical analysis 30 -

Aerial Rec & PGRS 400 200


LSM 100
Kiran Jyoti mishra PT (cu.m.) 50 - - -
PTS (Nos.) 50 -
BRS 150 -
61 ME/SR/AP/2014/56 Geophysical Surveys 40 -
-
(lkm) IP, SP & 10
Resistivity 10 - -
Bhaskar jyoti Gogoi PS 200
PCS -
Chemical Analysis -
-
Nilmadhob Sinha LSM 50 02
DRILLING (m) 1600 -
CS(m) 160 -
14 Rs. 29086/
ME/SR/AP/2014/057 GP : BHLOG (m) 1600 -
62 Rs. 1038.7/--
PS 25 -
PCS 25 -
ORM 25 -
Praseetha S SEM-EDX 25 - 14
197
EPMA 25 -
Sulphur Isotope Studies 5 -
FI 10 -
Chemical Analysis 160 -

Aerial Rec & PGRS 100 100


N.Nandhagopal (PT) LSM 100 -
PT (cu.m.) 50 - -
PTS (Nos.) 50 -
ME/SR/AP/2014/058 BRS 150 -
63 - -
PS 20 -
PCS 20 -
R.K.Gupta ORM 20 - -
Ore beneficiation 5 -
Chemical Analysis 100 -
Aerial Rec & PGRS 500 500
B.J.Barman LSM 100 -
PT (cu.m.) 50 - -
PTS (Nos.) 50 -
ME/SR/AP/2014/059 BRS 150 -
64 - -
PS 20 -
PCS 20 -
G.Ramachandran
Ore Beneficiation Study 5 - -
ORM 10 -
Chemical Analysis 200 -
DM (sq.km) 1.0 0.05
PT (cu.m.) 50 -
PTS (Nos.) 50 -
M.Thirumurugan
Drilling (m) (Unit 449) 1000 - 15
65 ME/SR/AP/2014/060 CS (nos.) 200 - 1107.7/-
Rs46525/-
BRS 150 12 27
Md.Zuhaib Siddiqui
PS 10 04
PCS 20 -
ORM 10 02
Chemical analysis 400 12
Aerial Rec & PGRS 720 480 -
LSM 100 -
PT (cu.m.) 50 -
Priya R
66 ME/SR/AP/2014/061 PTS (Nos.) 50 -
- -
BRS 100 -
J.K.Aravind
SS 50 -
PS 15 -
PCS 15 -

198
EPMA 10 -
Chemical analysis 200 -

579/- 579/- Per day expenditure


is for maintenance of
Wajrakarur camp (91
67 SER/SR/AP/2014/004 days)
Praveer Panjak(PT) - *wages and
electricity bill is
being paid by FTC,
Vajrajarur from Apr,
2014
Reconn. Survey 10
300
LSM -
25
S.Sarkar (PT) PS -
20
CPS - 13
If available
68 ME/SR/NEnR/2014/082 One scout borehole - 1001/-
800 13013/-
GBL -
800
Amit Devidas Bhimte CS - 6
1
RA -
1 scout Borehole
Updating of Coalfield -
AN
Maps
- --
Sujeet Kumar Dwivedi Reconn. Survey 300 - --
ME/SR/NEnR/2014/083 LSM 25 -
69
PS 20
22193/-
- ---
Priyanka Tripathi CPS 4

469.50
Drilling (m)
469.50
GBL (m) 2600
16.88
S.Rajesh (PT) CS (sq.km) 40
0.20 11
LSM(sq.km) 3
ME/SR/NEnR/2013/055 298.00
70 Sonali Rath GP:BHLOG(m) 2600 39517.95/- 1646.6/-
-
CPS 3
- 13
Updating of Coalfield 3
-
Map(sq.km) AN
-
RA
-

199
Reconn.Mapping 300 8.00
LSM 25 -
Rajesh S (PT) PS 20 - 2
Drilling 1300 -
71 ME/SR/NEnR/2014/084
GBL 2 - 43169.4/- 1876.9
GP:BHLOG 1200 -
Bhushan Kuthe Dadaji CS 20 - 11
CPS 4 -
RA 2 -

S.Sarkar (PT) 7
LSM 100
72 ME/SR/NEnR/2014/085 -
CPS 10
PS 5 - 7211/- 554.6/-
D.Barman - 6

M. Mohan Babu,
2014- K. Sreeja, -
Magnetic 40 L.km -
73 15/ME/SR/AP/2014/053. V G Rajesh, IP - - -
Resistivity -

N.V.S. Murty, Sr., -


2014- B. Ashish Giridhar, , Magnetic - -
74 40 L.km -
15/ME/SR/AP/2014/056. V G Rajesh, IP
Resistivity
-
R. Ananda Reddy (Pt) Gravity,
2014-15/ M. Mohan Babu, Magnetic 08 L.km -
75 B. Asish Giridhar, - -
ME/SR/TNP/2014/076. IP
Resistivity

Aerial Reconnaissance 750


PGRS
Jitendra Mahanta (1:50,000) (Sq.km) 720 -
Geological Survey REC
Nil
(1:50,000) (Sq.km)
76 Geochemical Survey 150
ME/SR/KG/2014/063 - -
(nos.)
150
(i) SSS
Anu J Ponnar 5 -
(ii) HMS
5
Petrographic and
As necessary
Mineragraphic studies
(nos.)

200
PS
PCS
EPMA
Aerial Reconnaissance 750
PGRS
S.S Gawade (1:50,000) (Sq.km) 720 -
Geological Survey REC
(1:50,000) (Sq.km) 150
150
Geochemical Survey 5 Nil
(nos.) 5
77 ME/SR/KG/2014/064 SSS As necessary
- -
HMS
Sibi P.B -
Petrographic and
Mineragraphic studies
(nos.)
PS
PCS
EPMA
1. Geo. Survey LSM 50 -
(sq km) 1:12,500 scale Nil
A. Sub surface 1000
exploration Block G 400
i) Drilling m 150
RD (433) 100
ii) CS nos. 100
Bijay Kumar i) PT (Cu. m.) 15
ii) PTS (Nos.) 20
78 ME/SR/KG/2014/065
BRS/ SS - -
500
2. Petrographic and
Minerographic studies
A. Block G
PS
-
ORM

201
1 Geological survey
DM (sq km) (1:1,000) 1.5
2. Technological
i) PT (Cu. m.) 100
79 ME/SR/KG/2014/066
Ragikrishna R ii) PTS (Nos.) 75
BRS/ SS 75
4. Petrographic and 10
mineragraphic studies 10
(nos)
ORM 300
Chemical
Nil - - -
analysis

Geo. Survey DM (sq


km)(1:5,000) 1 Nil
Technological (RD 429) 1000 -
ME/SR/KG/2014/067 CS 250
80 Dr. P. Mahadevappa - -
i) PS 10
ii)ORM 20 -
250
Chemical analysis

202
Geological Survey
A: Detailed Mapping
(1:1,000)( sq km)
1.5
B. Technological
100
a) surface exploration
C.D. Mariyappa 100
i) PT (Cu. m.)
ME/SR/KG/2014/068 150 -
81 ii) PTS - -
15
3. Geoche. Survey BRS Nil
10
PS
20
PCS
250
ORM
Chemical analysis
1 Geo. Survey LSM
(1:12,500) (sq km)
DM (1:1000)(sq km)
Nimmy K. C 50 -
2 Technological
2
i) PT (Cu. m.)
200
ii)PTS
82 ME/SR/KG/2014/069 150
BRS - -
100
3 Petrographic and
10
minerographic studies
20
Smitha Joseph PS Nil -
250
ORM
Chemical analysis
1 Geo. Survey LSM 100
(1:12,500) (sq km) 0.5
DM (1:1000)(sq km) 100
Jayesh Chourasia 2 Technological 75 -
i) PT (Cu. m.)
ii)PTS 75
Geochemical Surveys 20
83 ME/SR/KG/2014/070 i) BRS 20
- -
ii)SSS 20
3. Petrographic and Nil
minerographic studies 175
Lekhram Deshmukh PS -
PCS
OM
Chemical Analysis

203
1 Geological survey
B.DM (sq km)(1:2,000)
2. Technological 100
i) PT (Cu. m.) 0.5
ii) PTS (Nos.) 50
N.G.Tom 3.Geochemical Survey 50 -
ME/SR/KG/2014/071 BRS 50
84 - -
SSS 50
Nil
Oleena C.S 4. Petrographic and 50 -
mineragraphic studies(nos) 10
Ore microscopy 10
EPMA 150
Chemical analysis
1. A. Geological Survey
LSM (sq km) 1:12,500 scale
B.DM (sq km)(1:2,000)
2.Technological 100
(a)Surface exploration 0.5
i)PT 50
Athulya Rajan
ii)PTS -
50
3. Geochemical survey
ME/SR/KG/2014/072 50
85 BRS - -
Nijambika M 50
SSS
4.Petrographic and 20 Nil -
minerogaraphic studies 10
PS AN
PCS 150
OM
Chemical analysis
1. A. Geological Survey
LSM (sq km) 1:12,500 scale
100 -
B. DM (sq km) (1:2,000) - -
0.5
2.Technological
Laxmi Nandan Deori 50
(a) Surface exploration
50
i)PT
50
86 ME/SR/KG/2014/073 ii)PTS
50
3. Geochemical survey
20
BRS Nil
Imomoren Ao 10 -
SSS
AN
4. Petrographic and
150
minerogaraphic studies
PS
204
PCS
OM
Chemical analysis
1. A. Geological Survey
LSM (sq km) 1:12,500 scale
2. Technological 100
(a) Surface exploration 75
-
i)PT 50
ii)PTS 50
Parsuram Behera
3. Geochemical survey 25
BRS 10 - -
87 ME/SR/KG/2014/074 Nil
SSS 5
4.Petrographic and 5
minerogaraphic studies -
PS 100
PCS
OM
Chemical analysis
1. A. Geological
SurveyLSM (sq km)
1:12,500 scale
2. Technological 150
(a)Surface exploration 100
Senthil Kumar i)PT
ii)PTS 100
88 ME/SR/KG/2014/075 3. Geochemical survey - - -
Hima K Raghunath BRS 20 Nil
4.Petrographic and 10
minerogaraphic studies 10
PS 200
PCS
OM
Chemical analysis

205
1. Aerial Reconnaissance As necessary -
and PGRS ( 1:50,000)
2. Technological
(a)Surface Exploration
(i)LSM (1:12,500) 50 170
(ii) Trenching/ 150 12
pitting (cu m) 25 88.20
(iii) PTS (nos) 1000 36^
(b) Sub surface 400 -
Exploration 8 -
S. Dhanendran -
(i) Drilling(m) (U-456) 1000
25 - 15
(ii) CS (nos)
89 ME/SR/TNP/2012/076 - Rs. 51655/- Rs. 1201/-
3. Geophysical survey 15 28
-
(i) Gravity, Magnetic,
Debakant Misra 25 -
IP)(l km)
(ii) B H Logging(m) 25
4. Petrographic and
mineragraphic 25
Studies (nos) 425
a. Petrographic samples
b. Petrochemical Samples
c. Ore microscopy
d. SEM-EDX studies
e. EPMA
f. Chemical Analysis
1.Aerial
Reconnaissance PGRS
(1:50,000) (sq km)
2.Technological Surface 200 100
Exploration 50
LSM (1: 12, 500) sq km 150
Dr. Nirupa Charchi 150
PT ( cu m) -
((01.04.2014 to 10.06.2014) 25
90 3. SMPL (nos.) a) PTS/
ME/SR/TNP/2014/077 15 - -
BRS (Groove/ chip)
Shri A. Ranjith (w..e.f 25
4. Petrographic and -
11.06.2014) 10
mineragraphic studies (nos)
PS 10
PCS 150
OM
SEM-EDX
EPMA

206
CHEM-STUDY
1. Geological Survey 100
(i) LSM (1:12,500) (sq. km)
(ii) DM (1:2000) (sq.km)
2. Geochemical survey
(i) Groove/bed samples 100
(nos.)
Abhishek Agnihotri
3. Petrographic and
91 mineragraphic studies:
- - -
ME/REE/SR/TNP/2013/0 (nos.)
53 a. Petrographic samples
Vidhya Sivadas
b. Ore microscopy
c. EPMA 20 Nil
d. XRD 10
4. Chemical Analysis 10
(REEs, Th, U, Nb-Ta, Zr, 10
Sn, W, Ni and Cr) 100
1. Technological
(a)Surface Exploration -
(i) Trenching/ pitting 100 -
(cu m)
(ii) PTS (nos) 40
(b) Sub surface
Exploration 1000
(i) Drilling(m) (U- 33.25 9
92 ME/SR/TNP/2014/078 D.Boopathi 432) Rs. 14399/- Rs.1600/-
(ii) CS (nos) 400 -
2. Geophysical survey -
900 -
(i) B H Logging(m)
-
3. Petrographic and
20
mineragraphic Studies (nos) 440
a. Petrological samples
b. CHEM-STUDY
Aerial Reconnaissance and 1 - -
PGRS (1:50,000) sq.km 150 150
a. Surface Exploration -
93 ME/SR/TNP/2014/079 S.B. Viaykumar
5 LSM (1:12500) 100 -
sq.km 0.5 -
6 DM (1:100) sq.km 600
b. Subsurface Exploration
-
300
D(m) (Scout drilling) 25 -
207
c. Core Sample 15 -
SMPL (nos.) a. BRS -
Petrographic and 30
Mineragraphic Studies* 30 -
a. PS 30 -
b. PCS 300 -
c. ORM
d. EPMA
f. Chem Study
Drilling (m) 2000 930.90m
LS (m) 50 14.05m
ME/C/SR/NEnR/2010/03 GP: BHLOG 2000 Nil 43
94 Rs. 115668/- Rs. 2690/-
5 S.S. Sahoo LPS - Nil
Trace Element 2 2Nos

1. 1. PGRS (sq.km) 100 -


2. Geological Survey
LSM: (1:12,500 scale) 100 -
(sq.km)
3.Sampling (Nos)
a) BRS/Groove 100 -
b) SS 400 -
4. Technological -
(i) PT 50 -
(ii) SSS 25
Ashamol T.L., ---
ME/SR/KRL/2014/080 5. Petrographic and -
95 -
Dr. Anilkumar Y mineragraphic studies (nos.) ---
(nos.)
30 -
(i) PS
20 -
(ii) PCS
20 -
(iii)REE
20 -
(iv) ORM
20 -
v) EPMA
10 -
vi)XRD
Chemical Analysis 500 -
(Au by fire assay, Cu, Zn,
Pb, Ag, Mo, As)

208
1. Geological Survey
a) LSM: (1:12,500 scale) 50 -
(sq km)
b)DM (1:2000) (sq
km) 1.5 -
2. Technological (nos.)
( i) PT (cu.m) 25 -
ii) PTS (nos.) 25 -
3.Geochemical Survey
Kaushik K Ghosh
(nos.)
96 ME/SR/KRL/2014/081 - ----
(i) BRS 200 - -
---
4.Petrographic and
Abhiram Behera
mineragraphic
studies(nos)
(a) PS 15 -
(b) PCS 15 -
c) REE samples 10 -
d) ORM 15 -
e)EPMA 10 -
f)XRD 5 -
Chemical analysis 200 -
SER/SR/GP/ M. Pradeep Kumar 11
97 Borehole logging AN 7 Rs. 16,342/- Rs.1,485/-
/HQ/2014/040 V. Vidyasaga 5

Mission : M-IV

Sl. Name of the field Field Total Per day


FSP Item no. Nature of work Target Achievement Remarks
No. officer days Expenditure expenditure

B.Ajaya Kumar (PT) 25


The targets o engineering
projects are as per the
EG /C / SR / HQ / 2014 / GJS Prasad 10
requirement of the NA
98 089 nil NA
sponsoring projects Nil
T Naga Raj
14

209
1.Pre-field studies ~700
a)Preparation & updating km2 or
and collation of thematic area of
maps in GIS (1:50000) Two (2)
b)01:50K Geological Map SOIs
(Source: GSI) Topograp
c)1:50K Geomorphological hical map
map including thrust and Sheets(4
lineament maps (Source:
8E/15&4
GSI)
d)DEM, Dem-derived 8E/16)
(As the
derivatives such as
most of the
Elevation, Slope, aspect and area in
slope shape maps (Source: these two
SRTM; USGS freely- toposheets
downloadable 3-Arc data) are
e)Historic landslide occupied
by Arabian - - - -
inventory maps as point data
with attributes as much as Sea,the
retrievable (Source: Old total land
Ankur Kumar area to be
reports, maps, high-
Srivastava(PT) Covered is
99 LSM/SR/K&G/2014/094 resolution satellite imagery 700 sq.km.)
such as IRS P6 LISS IV,
1G
large scale aerial photos etc.
f)Land use/cover map
(Source: Toposheet, IRS P6
LISS IV imagery etc.)
g)Drainage maps (Source:
Toposheet)
h)Collection of data on
roads, important locations
etc. (Source: Toposheets,
IRS P6 LISS IV imagery
etc.)
2. Field-based studies 350
a) Rec. Survey (Sq. sq.km
Km):For field-checking and
updating of Thematic
geofactors at accessible
locations on 1:50,000
b) Collection of recent 350 sq.
landslide inventory and km
damage data ( Annexure-I)
210
3.Post-field studies & ~700
modeling km2 or
a) GIS- based analysis for area of
determining and fixing site- Two (2)
specific weights and ratings
SOIs
as proposed in revised GSI-
SOP 2014 (will be finalised Topograp
by March 2014). hical
b) Knowledge-based Map
integration using Multi-class Sheets(4
Index Overlay method 8E/15 &
following GSIs revised 48E/16)
SOP 2014 (will be finalised (As the
by March 2014) and most of the
preparation of GIS-based area in
landslide susceptibility these two
score maps. toposheets
are
c) Quantitative validation of
occupied
landslide susceptibility by Arabian
score maps and Sea,the
classification into total land
qualitative final maps for area to
the stakeholders/ end-users. becovered
is 700
sq.km.)
1.Pre-field studies ~700 km2
a)Preparation & updating or area of
and collation of thematic Two (2)
maps in GIS (1:50000) SOIs
b)01:50K Geological Map Topograp
(Source: GSI) hical map
c)1:50K Geomorphological Sheets(48
map including thrust and E/15&48E
lineament maps (Source: /16)
Sh. Koushik Shukla (As the
100 LSM/SR/K&G/2014/095
(PT)
GSI) 100% 100%
d)DEM, Dem-derived most of
derivatives such as the area in
Elevation, Slope, aspect and these two
slope shape maps (Source: toposheets
SRTM; USGS freely- are
downloadable 3-Arc data) occupied
by Arabian
e)Historic landslide
Sea,the
inventory maps as point data total land
with attributes as much as area to be
211
retrievable (Source: Old Covered is
reports, maps, high- 700 sq.km.)
resolution satellite imagery
such as IRS P6 LISS IV,
large scale aerial photos
etc.,
f)Land use/cover map
(Source: Toposheet, IRS P6
LISS IV imagery etc.)
g)Drainage maps (Source:
Toposheet)
h)Collection of data on
roads, important locations
etc. (Source: Toposheets,
IRS P6 LISS IV imagery
etc.)
2. Field-based studies 350
a) Rec. Survey (Sq. sq.km
Km):For field-checking and
updating of Thematic
geofactors at accessible
locations on 1:50,000
b) Collection of recent 350 sq.
landslide inventory and km
damage data ( Annexure-I)
3.Post-field studies & ~700
modeling km2 or
a) GIS- based analysis for area of
determining and fixing site- Two (2)
specific weights and ratings
SOIs
as proposed in revised GSI-
SOP 2014 (will be finalised Topograp
by March 2014). hical
b) Knowledge-based Map
integration using Multi-class Sheets(4
Index Overlay method 8E/15 &
following GSIs revised 48E/16)
SOP 2014 (will be finalised (As the
by March 2014) and most of the
preparation of GIS-based area in
landslide susceptibility these two
score maps. toposheets
are
c) Quantitative validation of occupied
landslide susceptibility by Arabian
212
score maps and Sea,the
classification into total land
qualitative final maps for area to
the stakeholders/ end-users. becovered
is 700
sq.km.)
Ankur Kumar
LHZ/SR/KG/2014/028
101 Srivastava(PT) -
(Service Item) Kaushik Shukla(PT)
PS - - -
75 0
Md. Shareef PCS (XRF)
REE
50 0
XRD 40 0
EPMA 50 0
102 RP/SR/HQ/2013/065 Pradeep Kumar, T 15 0
FI (Linkam/Raman)
Stable Isotope- C & O 25 0
20 0 -
Stable Isotope- S
REE & trace elements 15 0
(NGCM Package A to H) 10 0
M.M.Korakoppa Bed rock/ Soil/ Laterite 30 0 - - -
samples
Deepthy, R Stream sediment sample 20 0
PS
Chandramoni, CM Heavy mineral separation 50 0
studies 50 0
103 RP/SR/HQ/2014/101 XRF
XRD 50 0 -
EPMA 50 0
PGE (ICPMS)* 25 5
SEM-EDS** 25 5
REE & trace elements 10 0
(NGCM Package A to H) 5 5
PS 50 nos
4 Rs. 3000/- Rs. 750/-
Ore microscopy studies 13 Nos
40 nos
Madhushree Mandal XRD 3 Nos.
PCS (XRF) 20 nos
REE (ICP-MS)* 25 nos
EPMA
104 RP/SR/HQ/2014/102 20 nos
Fluid inclusion studies 10 nos
(Linkham /Raman**) 10 nos
Stable isotope studies (O, C 2 Nos.
G. Gopalakrishna 20 nos 0
and S) 5 nos
REE & trace elements
(NGCM Package A to H)

213
PS 20 Nos. 0 - -
PCS (XRF) 20 Nos. 0
EPMA 15 Nos. 0 -
Girish Kumar XRD 15 No 0
Mayachar Fluid Inclusion 30 Nos. 0
105 RP/SR/HQ/2014/103 (Linkham/Raman) 0
REE (ICPMS) 15 Nos. 0
REE & trace elements 5 Nos
(NGCM Package A to H)

Manish. M. John PS 30 Nos. 0. - - -


PCS (XRF) 30 Nos. 0
EPMA 30 Nos. 0
Smitha, R.S XRD 30 No 0
106 RP/SR/HQ/2014/104 REE & Trace (ICPMS) 60 Nos. 0
Stable isotope studies Carbon 30 Nos. 0
and Oxygen 5 Nos 0
REE & trace elements
(NGCM Package A to H)
Jayasree Thomas Bulk dump/mill tailing 5 Nos 0
samples
S.S.Ameer Rasool PS 25 Nos 0
XRD 50 Nos 0
Md. Shareef XRF 50 Nos 0 -
107 - -
RP/SR/HQ/2014/105 SEM-EDS** 25 Nos 0
EPMA 25 Nos 0
REE (ICPMS)* 25 Nos 0
Fire assay* 50 Nos 0
Ore dressing/beneficiation 5 Nos 5 Nos
Md. Shareef 25 L. km 15
Traverse mapping 10
S.N.Mohapatro 25 Nos. 20
PS 6
RP/SR/HQ/2014/106 J.P.Mahakul 25 Nos. 15 Rs.14589/-
108 PCS
- 6 Rs.1459/-
S. Sengupta EPMA
AN
Three 03 8
Krishnapriya Basak GIG
suite 8
A.Anil Kumar, SMPL (Nos.)
PS 100
K.Chandramouleesw PCS: 25
ara Rao a) Major elements 25
109 RP/SR/HQ/2014/100 b) Trace elements 25 Nil Nil -
c) REE 10
d) XRD 10 -
e) EPMA

214
S.T.Narahari SMPL (Nos.) -
PS
50
PCS:
a) Major elements 20
V.Adinarayana b) Trace elements 20
110 RP/SR/HQ/2014/099 Reddy c) REE 20 Nil Nil -
d) EPMA 15
e) Sulphur & Sr isotope
10
studies
f) Fluid inclusions AN

Nidhi Misha Section Measurements


30 -
SMPL(Nos)
25
111 RP/SR/HQ/2013/066 V. Chakravarthi 1) Palaeontological studies Nil Nil -
AN
2) SEM work
AN
3) C14 dating
Nidhi Misha a)Section Measurements 10 -
RP/SR/HQ/2014/107 b) Palaeontological 25
112 Nil Nil -
V. Chakravarthi c) Excavation AN

EG/C/SRP/SR/HQ/2014/1 P.C.D. Mony - - - 5


07R/TNP/2014/090 K.Arvind - - - 3
113
S.Chandrasekaran -
- - -
1. Preparation & updating 350 sq -
and collation of thematic km.
P. Srinivasan
maps in GIS (1:50000)
J. Prabhakar
a. 1:50K Geological Map 1
Abhishek Kumar
b. 1:50K Geomorphological 2
(PT)
map including thrust and 2
Rajkumar (PT)
lineament maps
c. DEM, Dem-derived
derivatives such as
114 NLSM/SR/TNP/2014/091 Elevation, Slope, aspect and - -
slope shape Maps.
d. Historic landslide
inventory maps as point data
with attributes as much as
retrievable.
e. Land use/cover map
f. Drainage maps
g. Collection of data on
roads,important locations etc.

215
1. Compilation of existing As nec. -
landslide data on GIS 5 rain
P. Srinivasan platform. gauge
J. Prabhakar 2. Generation of a stations
Abhishek Kumar database for daily 2
(PT) rainfall from different locations
Rajkumar (PT) rain gauge stations (at
least for last 15 years)
1 no.
3. Rainfall threshold
As nec.
modeling at different As nec.
locations As nec
115 EWS/SR/TNP/2014/092 4. Development of - - -
threshold based early
warning model and
operating procedure
5. Implementation of early
warning system at
different locations
6. Public awareness
through CBDMP at
different locations
7. Collection of UDS soil
samples
P. Srinivasan 1. Preparation of landslide As
J. Prabhakar inventory in GIS by perusal necessary
Abhishek Kumar of historical records and .
(PT) field mapping. 900
Rajkumar (PT) 2. Preparation of spatial
sq.km*
distribution map of
landslides on scale
116 LS/SR/TNP/2014/093 1:50,000/25,000 - - -
-
Within the 900 sq.km area,
all the community
settlements and road
corridors will be covered (in
L.Km)

1. Vellatooval Small Hydro Electric Project, Idukki District


8
Abhishek Kumar 2. Post construction stage geotechnical investigation of
117 EG/C/SR/KRL/2014/096 Idukki Arch Dam, Idukki District Rs. 18/-
(PT) Rs. 219/-
3. Preliminary stage geotechnical investigation of Peechad 4
Small Hydro Electric Project, Idukki District
216
1. Compilation of 1512 Nil
Geological Map (Source: sq.km
GSI)
Sachin R.(PT 2. Preparation/Compilation
of Geomorphology and 1512
lineament map (Source: sq.km Nil 2
GSI)
3. Preparation of Soil Cover 1512 Nil
Rock outcrop map sq.km
4. Preparation Soil/Regolith 1512 Nil
Thickness Map sq.km Nil

5 Preparation of Slope 1512 756


gradient map sq.km

6. Preparation of slope 1512 756 2


aspect map sq.km
7.Preparation of slope
Rakhi Gopal R.(PT) curvature map 1512 -
LSM/SR/KRL/2014/097
118 sq.km - -
8.Compilation of Historic 68 nos. in
landslide data AN 49M/14 &
5 nos. in 49
9.Collection of recent AN M/14
Sulal N. landslide inventory data

10.Preparation of Landslide
Incidence map 650 sq.km Nil

11.Preparation of Land 1512 Nil


use/cover map sq.km
12.Preparation of Drainage 1512 Nil
map sq.km
13.Preparation of Landslide 650 Nil
Susceptibility map sq.km
14.Collection of rain fall
data from available rain AN Nil
gauge stations

217
Sachin R.(PT)
1
LHZ/SR/KRL/SER/2014/ Post disaster studies at Kozhikode District
119 029 ( Service item) Rakhi Gopal R.(PT) Nil
Nil
Sulal N.
1

i) Seismic Site Response


M. Lakshmana, 100 Nil
Studies
(2014-15/
120 ii) Resistivity Soundings Nil
SEI/SR/HQ/2014/098) P. Rajeswar Reddy, 20 Nil Nil Nil
(VES): Nil
iii). Seismic Profiles :
20 Nil
As necessary
High
M. Pradeep Kumar, resolution Officers
(PT) Gravity, associated in
B. Ravi Kumar, (PT) Electro- carrying out
Magnetic GP surveys -
and high resolution
Magnetic Gravity, EM
surveys and Magnetic 7
over surveys over
kimberlite Kazipur,
pipes in Gokaphasalova 5
Narayanp d,
2014-16/
121 et area Undralladoddi, - -
ME/SR/AP,KAR/2014
and Mttimakapir,
Wajrakaru Maliabad and
r area, Bodasanipalle
parts of kimberlite
AP and pipes in
Karnataka Narayanpet
in area and
collaborati Wajrakarur
on with areas, parts of
DE Beers AP and
India Pvt. Karnataka
Ltd,.

218
Annexure 4 (contd.)

MISSIONWISE PRO-RATA NRCA EXPENDITURE IN DIFFERENT PROJECTS VIS- VIS TARGETS AND ACHIEVEMENTS (M & CSD)
(From 01-04-2014 to 30-06-2014)

Sl. Item Name of Officers Targets Achievements Field Days Total Exp. Rs Per day
No. Exp.
1 2014-15/080 Shri KG Mohan Beach Profiling
Shri Subradeep Das Beach profiling samples 5 locations (L1 to L5)
Smt Ashalatha CP Grid samples (1 x 1 km 21 3 days Rs. 8,933/-
Smt Reshma A interval) 23

2 Satish Kumar 48 sq. km.


38 line km.
Rekha P.R.
24 vibro cores
Harsha S.E. Area : 108 sq km Targets could not be --
Bathymetry : 72 lkm completed as vibrocorer
SD 251 Vidya S 17 days Rs. 4000/-
Sediment Samples : 40 fell in to sea during
Devarajan P. vibrocores sampling operation and
part of the cruise time was
utilized to recover the
corer and repair it.
3 V. Ambili Area : 180 sq km 246 sq km 22 15032
Rekha P.R. Bathymetry : 180 L km 287 L km days
Prashant I Naranje Sediment sample : Grab - 7 grab samples
SD 255 Harsha S Eathakota Nil 65 cores
Cores 05 Stations.
G Srikant Achary -
60
P. Devarajan
Water Sample stations: 05
4 Kalyan Krishna
Area : 50 sq km Area : 58 sq km
2014- Sandip.B.Kheole
Bathymetry: 40 lkm Bathymetry: 70 lkm
15/MIP/SR/ST/2 Satish Gunasekaran
Sea bed samples : 66 Sea bed samples : 69
014/238 Vairavan R.V. 23 days Rs.23,000- -
Water samples: 3 Water samples: 3
Gobi .R
Environmental parameters: Environmental
Garvesh Raj
3 parameters: 3
Ragnadh babu

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ANNEXURE-5
PROGRESS & PENDENCY REPORT OF CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF NGCM SAMPLES AS ON 30.6.2014

Item Pak A Pak B Pak C Pak D Pak E Pak F Pak G Pak H

Machine 400 200 800 300 250 200 500 600


capacity in the
region (nos of
samples) per
month
Capacity to Pak A Pak B Pak C Pak D Pak E Pak F Pak G Pak H
analyse in the 400 200 3200 300 250 200 500 600
region (nos of
samples) per
month
Total nos of Month Apr 13 May 13 June 13 July Aug 13 Sep 13 Oct 13 Nov 13 Dec 13 Jan 14 Feb 14 Mar 14 Total
samples 13
collected/ Target
analysed Collected
during the FS
Submitted to 554 86 60 104 42 124 281 218 482 1209 1593+30 1588 6371
2012-13
Lab *(QC)
& 13-14

Analyse
reported
, during
the
month
of-
Pak A 182 412 364 452 777 633 1147 309 343 337 443 934
Pak B 164 163 278 275 584 622 817 960 1012 180 0 164
Pak C 142 443 105 311 308 403 610 365 1093 0 0
Pak D 277 0 0 0 433 583 714 947 593 0 165
Pak E 486 428 55 362 407 256 409 528 392 293 266
Pak F 389 350 355 508 494 502 476 403 410 471 577 501
Pak G 230 586 541 495 577 575 540 471 522 557 584 549
Pak H 114 172 717 498 975 1106 1252 351 522 655 612 636
Pak I 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pak J 0 0 0 0

Pendenc
y [Up to
the end
of the
month:-]
Pak A 4238 3912 3608 328 2554 1656 + 593 502 589 1134+ 2288+ 3332
9 389D 327D 327D
Pak B 4571 4494 4276 395 3414 + 3023 + 2562 1820 1238 2267 3860 5340
6+ 178D 71D
178

220
D
Pak C 3976 + 3750 + 3810 + 305 3092 + 2758 + 2561 + 2437 1238+ 2447+5 4040 5696
444D 313D 208D 0+ 445D 575D 650D +342D 1629D 85D
790
D
Pak D 4218 + 4062 + 3809 + 322 3092 + 2797 + 3078 + 2081 + 1238+ 1238+ 4040+ 5696
497D 738D 1051D 8+ 1730D 1705D 1122D 1215D 1273D 1021D 759D
176
6D
Pak E 4272 + 3805 + 3810 + 322 3092 + 2778 + 2581 + 2062 + 1923+ 2740+ 4040+ 5696+5
126D 252D 252D 8+ 310D 341D 478D 737D 433D 599D 266D 57D
605
D
Pak F 4530 4265 3970 359 3143 2765 2570 2385 2405 3143 4139 5294
5
Pak G 4321 3829 3348 298 2451 2000 1741 1488 1396 389 3056 4181
6
Pak H 4809 4723 4066 370 2764 1561 + 593 460 368 976 1957 2974
1 225D
Pak I 9387 9473 9533 966 9708 9832 10113 10331 10761 12035 13628 15219
6
Pak J 590 808 1238 2447 4040 5696

Item Pak A Pak B Pak C Pak D Pak E Pak F Pak G Pak H

Machine 400 200 800 300 250 200 500 600


capacity
in the
region
(nos of
samples)
per
month
Capacity Pak A Pak B Pak C Pak D Pak E Pak F Pak G Pak H
to 400 200 3200 300 250 200 500 600
analyse
in the
region
(nos of
samples)
per
month
Total nos Month Apr 14 May 14 June 14 July Aug 14 Sep 14 Oct 14 Nov 14 Dec 14 Jan 15 Feb 15 Mar 15 Total
of 14
samples Target
collected Collected
/ Submitted to 1094 429+ 95 +
analysed Lab 311(+) 28 U
during
the FS
Analyse
2013-14
reported
& 14-15
, during
the
221
month
of-
Pak A 638 648 932
Pak B 376 487 485
Pak C 0 245 900
Pak D 594 0 0
Pak E 634 669 886
Pak F 508 404 402
Pak G 571 512 663
Pak H 899 441 917
Pak I 0 0 0
Pak J 0 0 57

Pendenc
y [Up to
the end
of the
month:-]
Pak A 3788 3341 + 2504
224(D)
Pak B 6058 5992 5602
Pak C 6790 5541 + 4526 +
1670(D) (1005)
Pak D 6790 7211 7306
Pak E 5358 + 5173 + 4112 +
S92(D) 521(D) 1005(D)
Pak F 5880 5895 5588
Pak G 4704 4511 3943
Pak H 3513 3491 2697
Pak I 16373 16799 16894
Pak J 6790 7211 7249

* These samples are received from other Regions, only for Package A & H analysis .
+ These samples are received from Central Regions, only for Package H analysis .
D These samples are diverted to other regions/unit labs of SR.

U Unit cell samples

HIGHLIGHTS: 1. ICPMS is also utilized for the analysis of project samples for REE , trace elements in NGCM water samples & PGE in project samples.

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FSP WISE ANALYSED AND PENDING STATUS OF NGCM
SAMPLES AS ON 30-6-2014

A B C D E F G H I
FA-
GF- HG- ISE CV-
XRF F-AAS GF-AAS ICPMS GF-
FSP- 2001- AAS AAS (F) AAS
AAS
2010
(Au) (Li,Cs) (As,Sb, (Cd,Ag) (Hg) (Pt,Pd)
Bi)
Samples
Received/g
enerated in
the Region 11315 11315 11315 11315 11315 11315 11315 11315 11315
Analysed 1131
samples 5 11315 11315 11315 11315 11315 11315 11315 11315
Pending
Samples 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A B C D E F G H I
FA-
GF- HG- ISE CV-
XRF F-AAS GF-AAS ICPMS GF-
FSP- 2010- AAS AAS (F) AAS
AAS
12
(Au) (Li,Cs) (As,Sb, (Cd,Ag) (Hg) (Pt,Pd)
Bi)
Samples
Received/g
enerated in
the Region 3566 3566 3566 3566 3566 3566 3566 3566 3566
Analysed
samples 3566 3566 3566 3566 3566 3566 3566 3566 106
Pending
Samples 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3460

A B C D E F G H I
FA-
FSP- 2012- GF- HG- CV-
XRF F-AAS ISE (F) GF-AAS ICPMS GF-
13 AAS AAS AAS
AAS
(Au) (Li,Cs) (Cd,Ag) (Hg) (Pt,Pd)
223
(As,Sb,
Bi)
Samples
Received/g
enerated in
the Region 6128 6128 6128 6128 6128 6128 6128 6128 6128
Analysed
samples 6128 6128 6128 5534 6128 6128 6128 6128 0
Name of
lab. Where
samples
have been
Diverted &
Results
awaited
Pending
Samples 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6128

A B C D E F G H I J
FA-
GF- HG- ISE CV-
XRF F-AAS GF-AAS ICPMS GF- ICPMS
AAS AAS (F) AAS
- 2013-14 AAS

(Au) (Li,Cs) (As,Sb, (Cd,Ag) (Hg) (Pt,Pd)


Bi)
Samples
Received/g
enerated in
the Region 7306 7306 7306 7306 7306 7306 7306 7306 7306 7306
Analysed
samples 4648 1704 1339 0 2189 1718 3363 4637 0 57
Name of 154 1441 1005
lab. Where (Kol
samples kata)
(1441- (1005-
have been
Chennai chennai
Diverted &
) )
Results
awaited
Pending
Samples 2504 5602 4526 7306 4112 5588 3943 2669 7306 7249

224
Annexure -6
UNIVERSE ON REGION WISE MISSION WISE STATUS OF
PENDING PROGRESS REPORTS for 2013-14 as on 30.06.2014

REGION MISSION-I MISSIO MISSIO MISSION-IV TOTAL


N-II N-III NO. OF
Southern GM STM GCM GPM RSAS MCS MI Data MULTI- FUNDA- PROGRES
Region (including Integrati DISP MENTAL S
Coal- on (R&D) REPORTS
Lignite) PENDING
SRO - - - - - - - - - -

AP - - - - - - - - -

K&G - - - - - - - - - -

TNP & K - - - - - - - - - -

M & CSD - - - - - - - -

Pendency MI: - MII: - MIII: - MIV: - -

Southern Region Year wise Status of Pending


Progress Reports (all reports as well as mineral investigation & GCM)

Region Total no. of


Progress Reports
1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-12

2012-13

2013-14
Pending up to

Total
30.09.2013

SR All nil nil nil nil nil


Reports
Only MI nil nil nil nil nil
Only nil nil nil nil nil
GCM

225
ANNEXURE 7
Status of uploading in GSI portal up to 30.06.2014

Data Achieve Targ Achiev Achie Achieve Achie Achie Achiev Achi Achiev Achiev Achi Achieve Achievement Total R
univers ment et ement veme ment vemen vemen ement evem ement ement eve ment during April to (Cumulativ e
e During FS during nt during t t during ent during during ment during June 2013 e m
S (total F.S 10/1 April durin January during during Oct durin April, July, duri January, Achieveme a
. vol. of 2008-09 1 2010- g Oct 2011- April July 2011 g 2012 2012 ng 2013 nt) up to r
Components
N data) in & Sept 2010- March 2011 - 2011 Dec Jan June, Sept, Oct, March, June, 2013 k
o SR 2009-10 2010 Dec 2011 June2 Sept 2011 2012 2012 2012 12- 2013 s
Library 2010 011 2011 Dec,
Mar 2012
2012

Uploading of
legacy FSP
1
and extended
abstract (EA)

FSP
GSI Rec.vol Misc.Pub
No.30 Part VI
147 Pt-5
25 25Years of Geology and
Released on 29th
Years EA Mineral
March14
Extended EA uploaded Resources of
Abstract (EA) (1987- (1987- TN&P released
2012) 2012) on 27-06-2014
at 9th RAC
Meeting at
Hyderabad
6593 with
duplicates in
Metadata of portal
Target Not Quantified Nil 17 - 6593
2 unpublished 8 8 17 64 40 19 12
8178 6410 -
reports

Lack of
Actual Personnel &
unpublished Target Not Quantified infrastructure
3 288 8 8 17 29 37 4 0 Nil 33
reports post Achievement: 83+21=104 26 - 266* *4 duplicate
2004 reports deleted
Net Fig. 203
Keying &
uploading of
Actual
1634 Reports
unpublished
4 1834* 100 NIL 100 NIL NIL NIL 295 403 354 113 154 Nil Nil Nil 1519 outsourced in
reports pre
March 2011
2004
*20 duplicate
reports deleted
*The figure 1834 is as per records obtained in outsource file: 1 Report/48/PD/SR/2009 of Publication Division, SR.
226
Annexure-8

Case study from Geological Survey of India, Southern Region Uploaded in GSI Portal
Sl. Mission Title Authors
No.
Mission-1
1 M-I Kannegiri Horst, Khammam district, Andhra Pradesh
2 M-I Marginal zone along the contact of Eastern Dharwar Craton and Eastern Ghats Granulite
Belt
3 M-I The Monolith of Lord Buddha : A Type Sample of Granite (S.S.)
4 M-I Identification of Geohazard prone area by Remote sensing: Shaklespur in Hemavati
River Meander, Karnataka
5 M-I Occurrence of Anhydrite in Charnockite rocks of Southern Granulite Terrane (SGT) , V. Ambli & M.N.Parveen
near Thissur, Kerala
6 M-I Quarternary Geological Studies with Special Emphasis on Vocanic Ash and
Neotectonism in Gundalakamma River Basin, Guntur and Prakasam Districts, Andhra
Pradesh
7 M-I A note on the reported occurrence of lava in agriculture fields of Bugga area of P.Ashok Kumar, Ch.
Maddikere Mandal of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh. Venkataswara Rao, A.
Ramakrishnaiah.
8 M-I Komatites in Wynad Group in Sultan Batheri area of Wynad district, Kerala K.R.Pillai
9 M-I Tectonic contact between the granulite and granite green stone belt, North eastern part P. Rajesh Durai , G. Senthil
of Tamil Nadu. Kumaran & N. Singaram
11 M-I Identification of high fluoride zone near Chimmony Dam, Thrissur district of Kerala R.Sajeev
through geochemical mapping.
12 M-I Identification of high fluoride zone near Perintalmanna, Malappuram district of Kerala R.Sajeev
through Geochemical Mapping.
13 M-I Oceli from Cretaceous mafic dyke of Attapadi valley, Palakal district, Kerala Dr. P. Mathew Joseph
14 M-I First Report of an Archaean Conglomerate Unit from the Attapadi Valley, Palakkad Dr. P. Mathew Joseph
District, Kerala
15 M-IB Borehole logging and Mise-A-La-Masse surveys in borehole AKT-3, Veligallu S.L.Singh, M.S.Kumar and
greenstone schist belt, Telakonda area, Cuddapah district A.P. Dr.Dinesh Gupta.
Case studies uploaded from M&CSD.
16 M- I Depletion of Heavy Mineral content on Chavara Beach, Kerala S/Shri U K Ray,
SBhattacharyya and G G Vaz
17 M-I The Changing shoreline during the last 100 years around Periyar River mouth, North of S/Shir P Praveen Kumar,
Kochi, Kerala Satish Kumar, K N Rajarama,
Dr L P Singh and Shri V
Singaraju
18 M-I Late Quarternary Century to Millenium Scale Global Climatic Events in the Bay of Shri Sanjeev Raghav
Bengal
19 M-I Interpretation of Palaeoechological Scenario and Sea level changes with the help of Dr Amitava Lahiri
Taphonomy of Benthic Foraminifera
227
Mission-1I
17 M-II New find of two Kimberlite Bodies at Turkandoni, Raichur district, Karnataka
18 M-II A note on occurrence of magnesite in Moyar Valley , Nilgiri district, Tamil Nadu S.N.Mariappan, Geologist
19 M-II A case study on limestone deposit find in Ariyalur and Perambalur districts, Tamil Nadu E. Ramalingam
20 M-II Gold anaomaly in Precambrian rocks brought out by NGCM in and around Viyyur area, V.Ambli
Thrissur district, Kerala
21 M-II Limestone exploration in Vriddhachalam area , Tamil Nadu K. Raju & V. Chandrasekaran
22 M-II Lithological associations hosting gold mineralisation in Chitradurga schist belt, Dr. S.P. Venkata Dasu
Karnataka
23 M-II A concept orientaed approach in establishing the shear zone / load geometry in Harur K. Raju & K. Nagarajan
molybdenum belt.
24 M-II NW-SE trending anomalous zone of REE in Degree sheet 57E, Andhra Pradesh S.K.Dash
25 M-II First report of PGM and gold from chromitites of Hallikereundi, Sindhuhalli-Thaluru M.Mohanty, Setu Rose oseph,
belt, Mysore District, Karnataka K.V.Neena Vaman and M.M.
Korakappa
Mission-1II
26 M-III Creation of the Seamless Geological Map of the State Unit of Karnataka and Goa
Mission-1V
27 M-IV Failure in pressure shaft of pykara ultimate stage H.E.Project, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu and
its remedy
28 M-IV Modification in Layout of Tunnels to suit the Geological Settings in Parsons Valley
Powerhouse Project, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu
29 M-IV Reactivation of Kallala, 102/800 Slump, Vazhikkadavu Area, Nilambur Taluk, C. Muraleedharan & Dr. P.
Malappuram District, Kerala Soney Kurien
30 M-IV August 2000 Flood in Hyderabad City Causative Factors and Suggestions to avoid
Recurrence
31 M-IV A note on the recently reported dinosaur nests and eggs from the cretaceous sediments of
Sendurai area, Tamil Nadu
32 M-IV Vehicular tunnel project of Aizawl city, Mizoram : A Geotechnical Evaluation R.Pitchai Muthu, Director
33 M-IV Pykara ultimate stage H.E. project, Nilgiris, Tamilnadu
34 M-IV Parsons Valley Powerhouse Project
35 M-I Identification of high fluoride zone near Perintalmanna, Malappuram district of Kerala R. Sajeev
through Geochemical Mapping
36 M-IV Land slide occurrence in Nadukanni ghat section (SH-24) Kerala: GSIs predictions P.Sundar Rajan & Dr.
come true. K.S.Sajin Kumar.
37 M-IV The first ever tsunami along the coast Kerala, India, cause and effect. Dr. P. Mathew Joseph
38 M-IV The Changing Shoreline During The Last Hundred Years Around Periyar River Mouth,
North Of Kochi, Kerala.
39 M-IV First report of Quaternary Tephra in the alluvial sediments of Penner River basin in Vinod Kumar and M. Keshava
Karnataka Rao
Misscellaneous
40 A note on DGs visit to proposed Geopark at Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram SU: Kerala

228
Annexure-9

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS BROUGHT OUT IN LAST FIVE YEARS

Periodicity of When last Whether Available


Sl. Title of Publication Publication Published Soft Copy Hard Copy
No. (Date)
1. G.S.I., S.R. News, Vol.24 Annual June, 2007 No Yes
(No. 1 & 2 )
2. Quaternary Geology and Not Specified 2007 No Yes
Geomarphology of Coastal
Plain of Kerala
(Spl.Pub.No.88)
3. Records Vol.140, Pt.5 Annual 2008 No Yes
(Ext.Abst. for F.S. 2005-06)
4. Misc Publication No. 30, Not Specified 2008 No Yes
Pt.VIII (A.P.) in (Telugu)
5. Records Vol.141, Pt.5 Annual 2009 No Yes
(Ext.Abst. for F.S. 2006-07)
6. G.S.I., S.R. News, Vol.25 & Annual November, Yes Yes
26 2009
7. Records vol.142, Pt.5 Annual July, 2010 Yes Yes
(Ext.Abst. for F.S.2007-08)
8. Misc.Publication No.30, Pt.VI Not Specified 26.11.2010 No Yes
(TNP) (Tamil)
9. Quaternary Geology and Not Specified 31.08.2010 Yes Yes
Geomorphology of the Interior
valleys and coastal tracts of
Andhra Pradesh (Memoir
G.S.I., Vol.133)
10. G.S.I., S.R. News, Vol.27 Annual December, 2010 Yes Yes
(No.1 & 2)
11 Records Vol.143, Pt.5 Annual 18.10.2011 Yes Yes
(Ext.Abst. for F.S.2008-09)
12 G.S.I., S.R. News, Vol.28 Annual 02.02.2012 Yes Yes
(No.1 & 2)
13 Records Vol.144, Pt.5 Annual 31.07.2012 Yes Yes
(Ext.Abst. for F.S.2009-10)
14 Records Vol.145 & 146, Pt.5 Annual 28.03.2013 Yes Yes
(Ext.Abst. for F.S.2010-12)
15. Misc. Pub.No.30 Part VII Periodical 05-02-2014 Yes Yes
Geology and Mineral
Resources of Karnataka &
Goa
16. Misc.Pub.No.30, Part XI Periodical 05-2-2014 Yes Yes
Geology and Mineral
Resources of Kerala
17. Records Vol.147, Pt.5 Annual 29-03-2014 Yes Yes
(Ext.Abst. for F.S.2012-13)
18. Misc.Pub.No.30, Part VI Periodical 27-06-2014 Yes Yes
Geology and Mineral
Resources of Tamil Nadu &
Puducherry.

229
Annexure-9 (Contd.)

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS BROUGHT OUT IN LAST FIVE YEARS


(M & CSD)

Sl. Title of Publication Periodicity of When last Whether Available


No. Publication Published
Soft Hard
(Date)
Copy Copy
1. Newsletter, Vol,XX No 1 & 2 Annual - - Yes
(March & September 2006)
2. Newsletter, Vol,XXI No1 & 2 Annual - - Yes
(March & September 2007)
3. Newsletter, Vol,XXII No1 & 2 Annual April, - Yes
(March & September 2008) 2009
4. News letter Annual April, - Yes
(Commemorative Volume No. 2009
1.2009)

5. Samudrika (Combined Vol. Annual September, - Yes


13-14. 2007-08 2008

230
Annexure 10
TRAINING PROGRAMS ORGANIZED BY GSI, RTI, SR, HYDERABAD
Courses envisaged during the period from APRIL to JUNE, 2014.

A. COURSES CONDUCTED BY REGIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE, GSI TI, Hyderabad:

a) COURSES CONDUCTED: APPROVED FSP 2014-15: 37th OCG training coused conducted for Batches B,E,F as per the
schedule of the Calender.
b) COURSES CONDUCTED OUTSIDE APPROVED FSP 2013-14: Guided traverse geological mapping for M.Sc
Geology students of Indian school of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad att Wajrakarur & Kothagudem centers, Andha
Padesh

B. FTC CHITRADURGA: Courses conducted / envisaged during April June 2014 along with the lecture
topics covered by Core Faculty/Guest Faculty are as follows:
Courses conducted / envisaged during 2014-15 along with the lecture topics covered by Faculty/Guest
Faculty
S.No Course Duration Course Core Faculty Guest Faculty
conducted / (No. and topics of lectures (No. and topics of
not delivered) lectures delivered)
conducted
1. 37th OCG, 31.03.2014 Conducted Dr. M.Mohanty, Director. Dr. H.M.Ramachandra,
Batch H. to Dharwar Craton- Geological Setting Director (Retd.),GSI,
(28 Nos) 01.05.2014 and Tectonic Evolution. Bangalore.
Evolution of Greenstone Belts and (9.4.14 to 11.4.14)
their Mineral Potential in Dharwar 1. Classifications of
Craton. granitoids.
Shear Zone Characteristics 2. Granitoids of
K. Raju, Supdt.Geologist. Chitradurga area.
Field guidance in Regional, Guided 3. Field guidance.
and Independent Mapping blocks. Dr.P. Mahadevappa,
C. Parthasarathi, Supdt.Geologist. Sr.Geologist.
1. Geology of Karnataka and GSI, Bangalore.(
Chitradurga Schist Belt in Particular. 12.4.14 to 15.4.14)
2. Folds, anatomy, geometric (Only Field
classifications and superposition of guidance)
folds.
3. Structural Block Diagrams.
2. Training 14.5.2014 to Conducted Dr. M.Mohanty, Director.
Programme 15.5.2014 for 21 General Geology of Indian Shield.
on Students K. Raju,Supdt.Geologist.
Fundamenta from Field guidance.
l Concepts International NIL
of Field Earth
Geology. Science
Olympiad
(IESO).
3. 37th 16.5.2014 Conducted Dr. M.Mohanty, Director. Dr. H.M.Ramachandra,
Orientation to Dharwar Craton- Geological Setting Director (Retd.), GSI,
Course for 15.6.2014 and Tectonic Evolution. Bangalore.
Geologists, Evolution of Greenstone Belts and (26.5.2014 to 28.5.2014
Batch E. their Mineral Potential in Dharwar 1. Classifications of
(30 Nos) Craton. granitoids.
Shear Zone Characteristics 2. Granitoids of
K. Raju,Supdt.Geologist. Chitradurga area.
1. Planar & Linear Structures 3. Field guidance.
C. Parthasarathi, Sr. Geologist. Shri. N.Rajendran,
1. Geology of Karnataka and Director (Retd), GSI,
Chitradurga Schist Belt in Particular. Bangalore.
2. Folds- anatomy, geometric (29.5.2014 to

231
classifications and superposition of 31.5.2014)
folds. 1. Map Projections
3. Structural Block Diagrams. 2. Primary Volcanic
Structures
3. Field guidance
Shri. Nibin. G.Tom,
Sr.Geologist.
GSI,
Bangalore.(29.5.14 to
31.5.14)
( Field guidance in
guided mapping)
4. Training 20.6.2014 to In Progress Dr. M. Mohanty, Director.
Programme 06.7.2014 1. Dharwar Craton- Geological
on Setting and Tectonic Evolution.
Geological 2. Shear Zone Characteristics
Mapping to 3. Structural blocks diagrams.
Foreign K. Raju, Supdt.Geologist.
Nationals.(1 1. Planar & Linear Structures
4 trainees 2. Map reading
NIL
from 3. Primary Volcanic Structures
Afghanistan 4. Sampling techniques
Geological C. Parthasarathi, Sr. Geologist.
Survey) 1. Geology of Chitradurga Schist
Belt.
2. Folds- anatomy & classifications.
3. Drawing Geological Cross
sections.

C. Courses envisaged for F.S. 2014-15 FTC, Dindigul


1 37th OCG Batch E 19.06.2014 to 18.07.2014 2 4

232
Annexure-11

LIST OF RAC /OAC/STAGE REVIEW/SGPB MEETINGS WITH DATE AND STATUS


OF UPLOADING OF MINUTES

REGION/STATE RAC/OAC/SGPB / PLACE DATE OF MINUTES STATUS


STAGE REVIEW MEETING
Southern Region XII_SR_RAC_09 Hyderabad 27.06.2014 Minutes uploaded
Andhra Pradesh XII_AP_OAC_09 Hyderabad 24.6.2014 Minutes uploaded
Karnataka & Goa XII_KG_OAC_09 Bengaluru 20.6.2014 Minutes to be uploaded
Tamil Nadu & XII_TNP_OAC_09 Chennai 24.6.2014 Minutes uploaded
Puducherry
Kerala XII_KRL_OAC_09 Thiruvananthapuram 16.6.2014 Minutes to be uploaded
SU: Andhra Pradesh & Stage Review Hyderabad 03.10.2013 & Minutes uploaded
HQ Divisions, SR 04.10.2013
SU:Karnataka & Goa Stage Review Bengaluru 7.10.2013 & Minutes uploaded
8.10.2013
SU: Tamilnadu & Stage Review Chennai 9.10.2013 & Minutes uploaded
Puducherry 10.10.2013
SU: Kerala Stage Review Thiruvananthapuram 11.10.2013 Minutes uploaded
Andhra Pradesh 47th SGPB meeting Hyderabad 12.12.2013 Minutes received
Karnataka & Goa 47th SGPB meeting Bengaluru 16.09.2013 Minutes received

Tamil Nadu & 56th SGPB meeting Chennai 16.2.2012 Minutes received
Puducherry
Kerala 50th SGPB meeting Thiruvananthapuram 29.07.2013 Minutes received.

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EMPLOYMENT POSITION IN THE SOUTHERN REGION AS ON 30th JUNE, 2014

Sanctioned* Filled - up in position


A
d
m
i
n
is
t
r
a
ti
Geolo Geophy Chemis Engine Geolog Geoph Enginee Mineral o
Grade gy sics try ering y ysics Chemistry ring ogy n
JTS 168 1 11 7 6 3
STS 46 12 5 2 1 1
JAG 29 0 0 0 0 0
SG 23 3 4 4 0 0
SAG 7 0 0 0 0 -
HG 1 0 0 0 0 -
TOTAL 274 16 20 13 7 4
GRAND
TOTAL 334

* For Gazzetted officers the sanctioned strength of the Region is available with DDG(Personnel), CHQ, Kolkata.

TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES IN GROUP - B,B(NON-GAZETTED), C&D IN GSI, SR


TOTAL NO OF EMPLYOEES TOTAL EMPLOYEES IN (FILLED UP
GROUP (SANCTIONED) POSITION)
Group -B 14
Group-
B(NG) 342 203
Gropup-C 393 187

MTS 158 127


(Erstwhile
Group D)
TOTAL 893 531

Group B Non-Gaz from the Grade pay 4200 on wards.

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Annexure-13
STATEMENT OF RUNNING VEHICLES & Drivers in SRO, GSI as on 30.06.2014
INCLUDING VEHICLES HANDEDOVER BY RSAS & COAL WING (DRILLING CAMPS & HQ, HYDERABAD)
Sanctioned
< 25000 25000 - 50000 - > 1.5 Lakh Drivers in
Type of Vehicle Total strength of
km 50000 km 1,50,000 km Km position
Drivers
Field Vehicles
Jeeps/ Invader 20 53 73
Trucks
16 @ 16
(LCVs/ HCVs)
Spl Vehicles 1 1
Head Quarter Vehicles
Cars/ MUVs 6 6 12
TOTAL 0 0 26 59 102 107 * 59 **
@ - Out of these 16, 12 are HCVs and of more than 30 years old, but are running due to operational constraints with minimum
repairs in Drilling Camps
* - Strength as per the redistribution of Transport Stream based on HPC recommendations
** - Drivers of RSAS, MARINE & COAL WING are not taken into account as per policy

15 - 20
Type of Vehicle < 6 Years 6 - 10 Years 10 - 15 Years > 20 Years Total Remarks
Years
Field Vehicles
Jeeps/ Invader 8 32 28 5 73
Trucks
3 1 12 16
(LCVs/ HCVs)
Spl Vehicles 1 1
Head Quarter Vehicles
Cars/ MUVs 9 3 12
TOTAL 0 17 38 30 17 102

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Annexure-14(1)
Previous Year- Under ME Head Pending Pos of 2013 2014 Carried forwarded to 2014-15
Sl PO No dt Description of the stores Firm Name Amount in Rs. Present Status
No

1 59/13 dt. Fume Hood- Vizag M/s Labmate, 1,03,050/- Under installation
03.12.2013 Chennai

2 66/13 Dt. Water Chiller for EPMA, M/s.INDAIRCO, 1,31,675-00 Installation completed
11-03-2014 Petrology Division, SR Kolkatta in June, 2014, payment to be
made
3 40/13 Brunton Compass- 70 Nos M/s. Brunton 1,22,634-00 Supply received, LC payment
Dt.02-12- for SRO Outdoor Group, USA made, but Clearing charges
2013 and customs duty to be paid
to M/s.Balmer Lawrie & Co
Ltd,
4 44/13 LEICA M205A FULLY M/s. Leica a).- 18,72,092-00 Installation completed
Dt.31-12- MOTORIZED HIGH Microsysteme in June, 2014, payment to be
2013 RESOLUTION STEREO Vetrieb GmbH-DSA, b).- 1,40,619-00 made to Leica, Germany and
MICROSCOPE GERMANY Clearing Agent M/s. Balmer
Lawrie & Co, Ltd,

5 65/13 Dt. Exploration of Core M/.s APC Drilling 34,38,216-00 Work completed in June, Bill
11-03-2014 Drilling for Coal at Constructions, certification awaited from
Khammam Drilling Division

6 23/13 NW Upset End Drill Rods M/s. Amco Mining, 65,48,850-00 Material yet to receive,
Dt.03-10- Mumbai
2013

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Annexure-14(2)

for Purchase orders / Contracts placed by APMD


Sl.no Po.No. Description of item Amount Firm Name Remarks

1 PO No.01/14 AMC for Digital 32,584-00 M/s. Kores India Ltd, Under AMC
Dt.08-04-2014 (D- Franking Machines for Hyddrabad
18015/01/13/APM APMD and GAB
D)
2 PO NO.02/14 Polarisizing Microscope 9,21,535-00 M/s.Nikon Corporation , LC opening under
Dt.21-04-2014 (D- for EPMA Lab, SR, JAPAN ( Towa optics process
42011/01/13/APM HYD Principals) 8-10 weeks after
D) openig of LC
3 PO NO.03/14 Tubulor Batteries 60 10,56,672-00 M/s.Cannon Digital Images, Material received ,
Dt.24-04-2014 (D- Nos for Geodata Hyd Inspection report
46011/02/13/APM Division waited
D)
4 PO No.04/14 Sodium Based Bentonite 1,31,785-00 M/s.Neelkanth Minechem, Material received
Dt.20-05-2014 (D- Mud- 16 Met.Ton for Jodhpur
39012/04/13/APM Unit No. 470. for OP:
D) TNP
5 PO No.05/14 Sodium Based Bentonite 1,08,696-00 M/s.Nitin Minechem, Material received
Dt.20-05-2014 (D- Mud- 16 Met.Ton for Jodhpur
39012/04/13/APM Unit No. 483. for
D) SU:AP- Khammam.
6 Repeat- order Air Coolers- 40 Nos 3,36,000-00 M/s.Ferrari Video Firm sent a letter
PO No.06/14 ( Repeat Order) for revised rates
Dt.29-05-2014 (D- ( Supply pending)
73011/05/13/APM 6-8weeks
D)
7 PO No.07/14 Graphite Tubes - 20 8,82,772-00 M/s. Camtek Inc. Hyd. Material received
Dt.29-05-2014 (D- Boxes for Chemical SRO Payment to be
73011/05/13/APM made after
D) inspection
8 PO No.08/14 DMA Spares for 8,99,902-00 M/s.I.R Technologies, Hyd Material received,
Dt.09-06-2014 (D- Chemical SRO payment to be
38011/02/13/APM made after
D) inspection.
9 No.S0/1/14- Computers - 300 Nos 1,33.88,760- M/s. Hewlet Packerd Ltd ( 120 days
Computers/APMD/ 00 HP)
2014 Dt.26-06-
2014

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Annexure-14(3)

M. E - Major Indents & Procurement Status of 2014-15 of all heads as on 08-07-2014


M.E
Sl. Item Qty Value PO/Tender PO/Tender Remarks
No. No. Date
1 Steel Racks for M&C 50 Nos 8,00,000-00 Re-Tender Stage
2 AO Size Plotter for M&C 1 No. 5,00,000-00 Tender Stage
3 DGPS with RTK with radio 1 Unit 19,00,000-00 PAC Stage
Equipment
4 New Flame AAS for K&G 1 Unit 14,00,000-00 PAC Stage
5 XRD for Mineral Physics 1 Unit 80,00,000-00 Re-Tender Stage
6 Pulveriser for MCSD, Mangalore 1 No 10,00,000-00 Tech-Specs
awaited
7 Vibratory Cup Mill- SR Chemical 1 No. 11,00,000-00 Re-Tender Stage
Division
8 Digital Cameras- SRO- 70 No 10,50,000-00 TEC Stage
10 GPS units SRO 70 No 11,90,000-00 Tender Stage
11 Electronic Core Splitter- SU:AP 2 No 3,50,000-00 PAC Stage
12 20 KVA UPS SU: Kerala 1 No 4,00,000-00 Tech-specs
awaited
13 Lamination Machine- SRO M&C 1 No 3,00,000-00 TEC stage
14 AO Scanner SRO M&C 1 No 5,00,000-00 Tender Stage
15 Steel Racks with doors for NGCM 30 No 7,00,000-00 Tender Stage
samples
17 Out Sourcing for Coal drilling 800 40,00,000-00 Tender Satage
Mtrs
18 AMC for EPMA 1 Unit 20,22,480-00 Sanction
awaited
19 AMC for 20KVA UPS Chemical 1 Unit 1,63,659-00 P-63/13 16-01-2014 Under AMC
Div
20 Polarizing Microscope- Cochin 1 Unit 17,00,000-00 T-03/12 06-06-2012 Sanction
received, PO
placed
21 Trinocular Polarizing Microscope 3 Unit 37,00,000-00 GT-03/13 04-06-2013 Sanction
fo SU;KG, SU;TN, SU: Kerala received, PO
approval
awaited
22 Total Station for Mangalore 1 Unit 7,24,500-00 Funds and
Sanction
awaited

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ANNEXURE 15A
STATUS OF EXITING DRILLING EQUIPMENTS UNDER DEPLOYMENT
DETAILS OF DRILLING RIGS AVAILABLE (WITH DEPLOYMENT DURING F.S.2013-14)
Pro. Target/Achievement.

SL.NO PROJECT UNIT NO. DRILLING (m). ANNUAL FSP CODE


TAR /ACHEIVMENT
( Apr13 to Mar14 )

1 Gold 429 ME/SR/KG/2013/044


2 Gold 433 2000/1882.65 (Assignment ME/SR/KG/2013/044
completed)
3 Limestone 431 300/352.95 (Spillover ME/SR/AP/2013/042
Drilling 114.90m)
4 PGE 432 1000/1015.05 MIE/SR/TNP/2012/066

5 PGE 456 1600/1617.60 + ME/SR/TNP/2012/065


6 PGE 449 (U-449 Spillover Drilling ME/SR/TNP/2013/065
53.70m)
7 Lignite 453 1300/1347.05 ME/SR/NEnR/2010/035
8 Lignite 470 1300/1110.60 ME/SR/NEnR/2010/035
9 Lignite 471 1300/1359.90 ME/SR/NEnR/2010/035
10 Coal 389/494 1300/1371.05 MIE/CW/CW/2010/034
(495)
11 Coal 483 1300/906.30 MIE/SR/NEnR/2012/072
12 SPT 424 15BH/17BH SEI/SR/HQ/2012/128

Target / Achievement:

Outsourcing DTH drilling (limestone) - 1700/ 1650mtrs


Outsourcing Coal drilling (600mtrs) 600/291 mtrs

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DETAILS OF DRILLING RIGS AVAILABLE (WITH DEPLOYMENT DURING F.S.2014-15)
Pro. Target/Achievement.

SL.NO PROJECT UNIT DRILLING (m). FSP CODE


NO. PRO.TARGET/ACHEI
VEMENT

1 Gold 429 220/0.00 *1 ME/SR/KG/2014/67


2 Gold 433 220/0.00 *1 ME/SR/KG/2014/65
3 Base Metal 431 220/0.00 *2 ME/SR/AP/2014/55

4 Graphite 432 220/33.25 *3 MIE/SR/TNP/2014/078

5 Platinum 456 220/88.20 *4 ME/SR/TNP/2014/076


6 Graphite/Tungsten 449 220/0.00 *5 ME/SR/AP/2014/060
7 Lignite 453 286/324.00 ME/CSR/NEnR/2010/035
8 Lignite 470 286/283.00 ME/CSR/NEnR/2010/035
9 Lignite 471 286/323.90 ME/CSR/NEnR/2010/035
10 Coal 494 286/217.00(Spillover ME/SR/NEnR/2013/055
Drilling 18.00 M)
11 Coal 495 286/252.50 ME/SR/NEnR/2013/055
12 Coal 483 286/0.00 (Spillover ME/SR/NEnR/2013/072
Drilling 105.90 M)
13 SPT 424 3.75 BH/ 0 BH *6 SEI/SR/HQ/2014/098
Out sourcing Drilling spillover IIB - 184.50 M

*1 Unit No. 429 & 433 Waiting for Forest Clearance.


*2 Unit No. 431 Forest permission received in 3rd week of June 14. However permission is required for making approach
road as it requires clearing of some forest growth.
*3 Unit No. 432 Unit shifting to new area approx 500 km to & fro. BH shown on 2nd week of June 2014.
*4 Unit No.456 BH shown on 30.4.2014
*5 Unit No.449 shifting to new area (approx 1200 km one side) forest clearance received in June 2014.
*6 Unit NO.424 waiting for proper establishment. Port trust of India is approached for the same.

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ANNEXURE 15B

STATUS OF EXISTING DRILLING AND OTHER HIGH-END (RS. >1 CORE) EQUIPMENTS TO BE PROCURED
DURING FY 2014-15

Type of Indenting Qty Cost Lead PAC/ Sr. DGs Tendering/ TEC TAC PO LC Delivery Utility of the
instrument Region Time PAC approval Re- Placed opened to be or Instrument
& CPMC tendering Received [Mission-
recommen wise]
dation
Geophysical
[STSS-MI,
MII & MIV]
TOTAL
Geology
[STSS- MI,
MII & MIV]
TOTAL
FIELD/
SURVEY
[STSS MI,
MII & MIV]
Drilling -- -- --
TOTAL
GRAND No drilling & other high end (Rs.>1 Crore) equipment proposed to be procured during F.Y.
TOTAL 2013-14.

241
ANNEXURE-16
Details of Pending Court/CAT Cases(June,2014)
(Vide para 114(1)
Date on
Name of Date of filing
Petition/OA Major which
Sl. court/ subsequent Present
No. issues counter
No. Bench of affidavits, if Status of the case
with date involved Affidavit was
CAT any
filed
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
W P filed by the Department vide.
UOI vs K.S. Subba Rao 28603 of 2011 challenging the orders
For grant of two
1 and others High court of A.P. 17.10.2011 of CAT. The case came up for
A.C.Ps.
W.P.No. 28603 of 2011 hearing on 28.08.2013 and stay
granted in favour of the Department.
V.Savaraiah CAT, Reply statement
2 MACP - Under Trail
O.A.SR.No.3198/2012 Hyderabad filed
(A) G Sai kumar Vs. Revision of pay scale The Accounts Section is processing
CAT,
3 UOI(R) and others on par with 19.12.2011 the arrears bill in accordance with
Hyderabad
O A No. 956 of 2011 D/Man/JTA(DO) the CAT order.
T C Norbert Dominic (P) Revision of pay scale The Accounts Section is processing
CAT,
4 Vs. UOI and others( R ) on par with March,2012 the arrears bill in accordance with
Hyderabad
O A Sr No. 3647 of 2011 D/Man/JTA(DO) the CAT order.
The office has been drawn the arrears
of 30% withheld pension and
credited an amount of Rs.94,930/- to
Pensionery Benefits the UCO Bank Account of the
N. Parushuram Vs. UOI
CAT, and waiving of applicant. Accordingly a letter along
5 and others ( R) O A No. 28.11.12
Hyderabad penality order imposed with copy of letters from DDO &
1308 of 2011
by MOM. PAO has been forwarded to the Sr.
CGSC to place the same before the
Hon'ble Tribunal for closure of the
OA.
Grant of Temporary
J Viswanatham and 4 As per the directions of CHQ, the
Status as a casual
others Vs. UOI and 2 CAT, WP has been prepared and being
6 Labour and 24.02.2012
others (R ) O A No. 3 of Hyderabad filed before the Hon'ble High Court
appointment to the
2012 of AP.
post of MTS
O.A.No.606 of 2013 filed Reply
7 CAT,Hyderabad Grade pay Recovery 22.05.2013 Under trail.
by M.Ashok vs UOI Statement filed

242
O.A.No.611/2012 filed Promotion to the post
CAT, Reply
8 by Shri of SAO & RAO with 14.11.2012 Under trial
Hyderabad Statement filed
A.S.S.Vadivel,R.A.O. retrospective date
The O.A. was allowed . The copy of
O.A.No.376 of 2012 filed
order sent to MOM & DDG(P) for
9 by Tilak Bahadur chetri CAT,Hyderabad For temporary status 10.12.2012
approval for implementation of the
& 8 others
order. Awaiting for approval.
O.A.No. 1204 Of 2012
CAT, Compassionate Reply Statement The case came up for hearing on 04-
10 filed by Shri T.Nitesh
Hyderabad Appointment filed 06-2014 and Judgement reserved.
Singh
The O.A. was allowed order dated
11-11-2013 . The approval has been
accorded by the CHQ for
Retirement Benefits
O.Ano.1196 of 2012 filed CAT, Reply statement implementation of part of the order,
11 and also for
by Shri Francis Hazori Hyderabad filed the same has been forwarded to PMB
Temporary Status
for initiating necessary
implementation which is under
process.
O.A.No.741 of 2013 filed The O.A order was challanged by
Promotion to the post
12 by Shri P.Vijay Kumar, CAT,Hydeabad 2/12/2013 office and granted stay in favour the
of DDG
Director Department.
The Hon'ble High Court of AP
W.P.No.34101 of 2013
Promotion to the post WP filed by the granted stay by suspending the
13 filed by the Dept.Vs.Shri High Court of AP
of DDG Dept. operation of Hon'ble CAT Order .
P.VijayKumar.
Stay continued.
The case of the applicant placed
before the CAC as afresh for
consideration and as per the CAC
report the case of the applicant has
not been considered for appointment
C. Prabhakar Vs. UOI, as the name of the applicant placed at
Compassionate
14 C.P.No.92 of 2012 in CAT,Hyderabad Counter filed Sl.No.11, accordingly a detailed
Appointment
O.A.No.144 of 2009 speaking order has been issued to the
applicant as well as the copy of the
speaking order forwarded to the Sr.
Standing Counsel to place the same
before the Hon'ble Tribunal for
closure of the case.
O.A.No.816 of 2013 filed
15 by D.Rajeswara Rao vs CAT,Hyderabad MACP Counter filed Under Trial.
UOI

243
O.A. No. 1473 of 2013 As per the letter dated 24-06-2014
Relief on the Charge
16 filed by Shri B. CAT, Hyderabad Counter filed received from the Sr. CGSC, the case
Sheet
Pitcchaiah, SK.(T) posted to next week for final hearing.
The applicant filed rejoinder and
O.A.No.159 of 2014 filed
Additional Reply to the rejoinder was
17 by Shri B. CAT, Hyderabad Suspension Counter filed
also filed by the department, under
Pitchaiah,SK(T)
trail.
O.A.No.1255 of 2013 MA and Addl. Reply to the
Down grading
18 filed by Syed Taquiddin CAT,HYderabad Counter filed Rejoinder have been filed by the
Superintendent post
and 9 others Department, under trial.
MA and Addl. Reply to the
O.A.No.87 of 2014 filed Down grading
19 CAT, Hyderabad Counter filed Rejoinder have been filed by the
by Smt. Y. Surya Kumari Superintendent post
Department, under trial.
Challenging orders of
UOI (P) Vs.T. S. Sharma CAT
20 (R) High Court A.P. in O.A. No. 980/2003 14.10.2004 Under trials
W.P. No.19422/2004 filed
by Shri. T.S. Sarma
Challenging orders of
UOI (P) Vs.T. S. Sharma CAT in O.A.
21 (R) High Court A.P. No.1361/2003 14.10.2004 under trials
W.P.No.19502/2004 filed by Shri. T.S.
Sarma
K Gopalakrishna and
others (P) Vs. UOI (R) Up gradation of Pay
22 High court, A.P. 04.05.09 under trials
W.P.No.15783 of 2008 in Scale
O.A. No. 591/2005
UOI(P)Vs.G.R.N.Tagore
(R) Addl. Affidavit No.
w.p. filed against the Hon'ble CAT
27466 of 08 in
23 High court, A.P. Promotion Sept.2008 Orders and stay granted in favour of
W.P.M.P.No. 22564 of
Department
2008 in W.P.No. 17369
of 2008
UOI (P) Vs.Raju
Stay granted against the orders of
Varghese (R)
24 High court, A.P. Payment of Gratuity June,2006 RLC by A.P. High Court in favour of
W.P. No. 13747/2006
Department
W.P.M.P. No.17110/2006
Shri S.N. Puri, Ex.DDG
25 (P) Vs. UOI (R) W.P. High court, A.P. Pay fixation Jan.2007 under trial
No. 20329/2006

244
UOI Vs. Smt. M.
Compassionate
26 Shankaramma High Court of AP 24.7.2012 Under trial.
Appointment
W.P.No.7984/2012
Smt. Eleti Rajavva,
MACMAMP No.
27 6074/2009 In M ACMA High Court A.P. Accident Claim October,2009 Under trial
No. 3919 of 2009 in O P
No. 414 of 2007
Md. Khalid Payment of Gratuity
28 High Court A.P. April,2011 under trail
W P No. 1022 of 2011 under P G Act 1972
UOI Vs Syed Ashfaq w.p. filed against the Hon'ble CAT
compassionate
29 Ahmed W.P.No. No. High Court A.P. Sept.2012 Orders and stay granted in favour of
Appointment
29156 Of 2012 Department
Counter affidavit prepared and
Ayesha Bee Land dispute of GSI counter yet handedover to the ASG for vetting.
30 High Court of A.P
A.S.No. 675 of 2012 Land to be filed The counter affidavit will be filed
during second week of July,2014.
The order of the Hon'ble CAT stayed
Ala Ramesh
31 CAT, Hyderabad Promotion July,2010 by the High Court of Andhra
O A No.649 of 2010
Pradesh.
The W.P. filed and heard on 30-04-
UOI vs Ala Ramesh,
High Court of AP, UDC Promotion (Ala 2013 and interim stay has been
32 U.D.C., W.P.No.13662 26-04-2013
Hyderabad Ramesh) granted against the orders of O.A.
of 2013
No.649 of 2010. Stay continued.
MA & Addl. Reply to the Rejoinder
C.P.No. 49 /2014 in
filed by the Department, under trial.
O.A.No.1452 of 2013 Promotion to the post Counters to OA
33 CAT, Hyderabad The CP has been closed. The next
filed by Shri Ala Ramesh, Assistant and CP are filed.
date of hearing of main O.A.not
UDC
known.
The O.A. was allowed and the order
D. Raj Kumar OA No. 55 Promotion to the post was challanged by the Department
34 CAT, Hyderabad 02.07.2010
of 2010 of Supt. vide WP No. 21649 of 2011 before
the Hon'ble High Court of AP.
The Hon'ble High Court granted Stay
D. Raj Kumar Promotion to the post
35 High Court of AP Counter filed on the CAT order in O.A.No.55 of
W.P.No.21649 of 2011 of Superintendent
2010
G.G.P.C. Parthasaradhi, CAT, Hyderabad Compassionate Filed by As per the directions of Hon'ble
O.A.No.465 of 2013 Appointment Parthasaradhi Tribunal, a speaking order has been
36
issued to the applicant. The case
posted after two weeks.
GSIEA(822) Md. Ghouse Stoppage of ROC GSIEA(822) Md. The petitioners filed direction
37 and D. Rajkumar High Court of AP meeting, subscription Ghouse and petition and reply to the DP has filed,
W.P.No.10904 of 2013 towards GSIEA D. Rajkumar which is under trail.
245
B. Radhakumari, UDC Filed by B. Parawise comments are under
38 CAT, Hyderabad MACP
O.A.No.477 of 2014 Radhakumari, UDC preparation.
The applicant filed rejoinder, the
P. Ajay Kumar, Filed by Shri P.
copy of the same has been forwarded
39 Geophysicist(Sr.) CAT, Hyderabad Transfer Case Ajay Kumar,
to CHQ for parawise comments,
O.A.No.532 of 2014 Geophysicist(Sr.)
awaiting for parawise comments.
Copy of the O.A. forwarded to
Smt. Pathuru Filed by Smt.
Arrears of family RSAS, Bangalore, DDG(P),CHQ,
40 Penchalamma, CAT, Hyderabad Pathuru New Case
pension PAO, Bangalore, PAO, New Delhi
O.A.No.662 of 2014 Penchalamma
for parawise comments.
Copy of the O.A. forwarded to
Shri Jeevan Raj, Filed by Shri RSAS, Bangalore for parawise
41 CAT, Hyderabad Retirement benefits New Case
O.A.No.675 of 2014 Jeevan Raj comments.
CASES PERTAINS TO VISAKHAPATNAM
VI Addl. Junior filed by
K.Govinda Rao Land dispute of the The case was dismissed. Awaiting
42 Civil Judge, Marine
I.A.No. 280/2012 office premises for Order copy.
Visakhapatnam Wing,Vizag
to quash the orders of
K.S.Jogi Dora,Driver
disciplinary actions Reply statement Addl. Reply to the Rejoinder filed by
43 Grade I CAT,Hyderabad
issued by filed the Department, under trial.
O.A.No. 120 of 2013
DDG,Marine Wing
The Labour Enforcement Minimum Wages The Labour The case posted for hearing on 07-
44 Officer, Vizag. Appln. RLC, Hyderabad Act.(M.Thaudamma & Enforcement New Case 07-2014 at RLC office, Vidyanagar,
No.19/A/2014 K. Mani) Officer, Vizag. Hyderabad.
CASES PERTAINS TO TAMILNADU REGION
Smt. Kamala & 2 others Sub-Court, Accident
45 filed by SU:TNP under trial
MCOP No. 210/2003 Kumbakonam compensation

Minor Viveknandan District Judge Court


46 Accident Claim filed by SU:TNP under trial
M.C.OP.No. 686/2003 Krishnagiri
Filed by B. Interim Stay order dated 26-03-2014
B. Bhanumathi, Sr. P.S. , CAT, Madras
47 Transfer Case Bhanumathi, Sr. is continued. Reply Statement filed.
O.A. No. 448 of 2014 Bench, Chennai
P.S.
Interim Stay order dated 26-03-2014
Dr. A. Balukkarasu, Filed by Dr. A.
CAT, Madras is continued. Reply Statement filed.
48 Geologist(Sr.) O.A No. Transfer case Balukkarasu,
Bench, Channai
310/00368/2014 Geologist(Sr.)

246
CASES PERTAINS TO KARNATAKA
W.P disposed and allowed partly.
M.N. Ramachandra Rao, Arrangements are being made to file
49 CAT, Bangalore for NFSG benefits Filed by SU:K&G
O.A. 404 of 2009 the SLP by challenging the orders of
High Court.
CASES PERTAINS TO KERALA REGION
M P Muraleedharan Vs.
UOI and other W.P. No. Notification issued in accordance
Promotion to the post filed by M.P.
50 OP(CAT)3716/2012 in CP CAT, Ernakulam with the orders of the CAT. The CP
of DDG Muraleedharan
No.(C) No. 78 of 2013 in has been closed on 17-06-2014.
OA No.417 of 2010
O.A.No.283/2013 filed
Non Functional Filed by Office
51 by R.Sadasivan Nair & CAT,Ernakulam Reply filed Under trial
Upgradation Association
Officers Association
UOI (P) Vs. K.
Sadashivan Nair(R)
W.P. No. 15825 of 2004 High court, filed by
52 Payment of Gratuity Reply filed Under trial
in O.A. No. 11 of 2003 Kerala SU:Kerala
(New No. W.P
No.10701/2009)
UOI(P) Vs. N. Raghavan
Pillai (R)
W.P. No. 15824 of 2004 High court, filed by
53 Payment of Gratuity Reply filed under trial
in O.A. No. 13 of 2003 Kerala SU:Kerala
(New W P No.
10682/2009)
UOI(P) Vs. K.M. Gopi
(R) W.P. No. 15827of
High court, filed by
54 2004 in O.A. No. 12 of Payment of Gratuity Reply filed under trial
Kerala SU:Kerala
2003 (New W P No.
10714/2009)
Shri Antony
District Court, Land dispute on the filed by
55 A.S.No.111/2011 in Reply filed under trail
Thiruvananthapuram office premises SU:Kerala
O.S.No. 1537/2007
Appointment for the As per the directions of the Hon'ble
Ms. Praveen.S, post of Geologist Filed by Ms. Tribunal, the applicant has been
56 CAT, Ernakulam Reply filed
O.A.No.122 of 2013 Praveen appointed as Geologist, the case has
been closed.
Miss. Aparna Sagar , Recruitment to the Filed by Ms. Copy of the Medical Board report is
57 CAT, Ernakulam Reply filed
O.A.No.1195 of 2012 post of Geologist Aparna Sagar yet to be received from Delhi.
Miss. Aparna Sagar , Recruitment to the Filed by Ms. Received on
58 CAT, Ernakulam Reply to be filed
O.A.No.351 of 2014 post of Geologist Aparna Sagar 26-06-2014

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CASES PERTAINS TO M&CSD, MANGALORE

Sl.No Applicants Name and Designation of Name of Brief Details of the Department action Present status of the Remarks
Case Number the applicant Court/ cases ( C.A. Filed or not) case/ next date of
Bench hearing
1 W.P. No. 48656/2013 GSI High Court Two writ petitions have Two writ petitions were
(GM) Bangalore been filed and stay has W.P. No. 48656/2013 filed at the Honble
GSI been obtained from (GM) filed at the High Court of
High Court to stop the N.A. Honble High Court Karnataka on 25.10.13
proceedings of the III of Karnataka on and 26.10.13
Addl. Civil Judge and 25.10.13.
JFMC, Mangalore DK, The High Court was
Karnataka in execution pleased to stay
case No. 45/2000 and further proceedings
order dated 28.6.13 in of the Ex. P
Misc. No. 52/2010 45/2000(W.P. No.
48656/2013 (GM) for
a period of 4 weeks
effective from
29.10.13 when it
came up for hearing
and further extended
upto 1st week of
January 14. Further
hearings are not come
up.

2. GSI High Court N.A.


W.P. 48912/2013 Bangalore The W.P No.
(KLR) 48912/2013 (KLR Case pending
filed on 26.10.13) on
hearing adjournment
to 12.12.13. It is
informed that the
case didnt come up
for hearing on
12.12.13 in view of a
memo submitted by
the Sr. Panel
Counsel requesting
the Honble High
Court for a combined
hearing of the both
the W.P. No.
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48656/2013 (GM)
and W.P. No.
48912/2013 (KLR)
3 Christine DSouza Land owner In the Addl. Department (GSI) paid Department has The case was Two writ petitions have
and others Vs LAO Court III additional filed MA before dismissed on been filed and stay has
and the Assistant Principal compensation for the Addl. Court III 28.06.2013 and GSI been obtained from
Commissioner vide Civil Judge, land as per the High Principal Civil approached Law High Court to stop the
calculation memo in Mangalore. Court order but the Judge, Mangalore Ministry, Bangalore proceedings of lower
Ex. Case 45/2000 Applicant appealed against the for legal opinion and court.
against the calculation memo they advised to Two writ petitions were
compensation amount filed by one of the challenge the lower filed at the Honble
paid by the department. Land lords and an court order in high High Court of
attachment order court and Karnataka on 25.10.13
issued by the LAO recommended one and 26.10.13
& Assistant Sr.Panel Counsel and 1.The High Court was
Commissioner, one Central pleased to stay further
D.K. Govt.Counsel to file proceedings of the Ex.
appeal in high court. P 45/2000(W.P. No.
48656/2013 (GM) for a
period of 4 weeks
effective from 29.10.13
when it came up for
hearing and further
extended upto 1st week
of January 14
2.The W.P No.
48912/2013 (KIR) on
hearing adjournment to
12.12.13. It is informed
that the case didnt
come up for hearing on
12.12.13 in view of a
memo submitted by the
Sr. Panel Counsel
requesting the Honble
High Court for a
combined hearing of
the both the W.P. No.
48656/2013 (GM) and
W.P. No. 48912/2013
(KLR)
4 Christine DSouza Land owner In the Addl. Department paid Department has The case was Two writ petitions
and others Vs LAO Court III additional filed MA before dismissed on have been filed and a
and the Assistant Principal compensation as per the Addl. Court III 28.06.2013. stay has been obtained.
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Commissioner vide Civil Judge, final decree but the Principal Civil
calculation memo in Mangalore. Applicant appealed Judge, Mangalore
Ex. Case 52/2000 against the against the
compensation amount calculation memo
paid by the department. filed by one of the
Land lords and an
attachment order
issued by the LAO
& Assistant
Commissioner,
D.K.
5 Land acquisition Land owner In the Department paid Department has The next date of The Ld Advocate has
Officer & Fredrick Principal additional filed MA before hiring is posted on conducted conference
Noronha & LRS and Civil Judge, compensation as per the Addl. Court III 28th June 2013. with Dy. DG, M&CS,
others. LAC-53/87. Mangalore final decree but the Principal Civil Respondents have GSI, Mangalore and
Applicant appealed Judge, Mangalore filed objections Nodal officer (Legal) at
against the against the against the MA different occasions. He
compensation amount calculation memo before Honble Civil has been asked to
paid by the department. filed by one of the Court, Mangalore defend the departments
Land lords and an stand firmly.
attachment order
issued by the LAO