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President presented National Geoscience Awards 2013

Apr 6, 2015 15:00 IST

President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 06 April 2015 presented National Geoscience Awards (NGA)-2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

The annual awards are presented to honour individuals and team of scientists for their outstanding contributions in the field of fundamental or applied Geosciences, Mining and Allied areas.

For the year 2013, Dr. Indra Bir Singh, a professor of Lucknow University, was conferred with the highest honour National Geoscience Award for Excellence for his outstanding contributions in the field of sedimentary technologies.

Along with him, 22 other geoscientists were being given the awards in ten disciplines including Mining Technology, Basic Geosciences, Geo-Information System, etc.

The list of the Awardees of NGA–2013

 

 

 

RECIPIENT OF AWARD

 

DISCIPLINE

1

Prof. Indra Bir Singh

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

2

Israil Khan

Mineral Discovery & Exploration

3

Dr. Prabodha Ranjan Sahoo

Mineral Discovery & Exploration

4

D. Boopathi

Mineral Discovery & Exploration

5

Dr. Shubhabrata Mukhopadhyay

Mineral Discovery & Exploration

6

Dinesh Kumar Rai

Mineral Discovery & Exploration

7

Jyoti Sankar Roy

Coal, Lignite and Coal Bed Methane Discovery & Exploration

8

Subrata Kumar Sardar

 

Coal, Lignite and Coal Bed Methane Discovery & Exploration

9

Anima Gogoi

 

Coal, Lignite and Coal Bed Methane Discovery & Exploration

10

Resmi R.C.

 

Coal, Lignite and Coal Bed Methane Discovery & Exploration

11

Mohan Das Roy

 

Coal, Lignite and Coal Bed Methane Discovery & Exploration

12

Dr. D. Gnanasundar

Groundwater Exploration

13

Dr. M. Senthilkumar

Groundwater Exploration

14

N. Ramesh Kumar

Groundwater Exploration

15

Dr. Krishna Kant Kumar Singh

Mining Technology

16

Dr.  Debasis Deb

Mining Technology

17

Dr. Ashok Kumar Sahu

Mineral Beneficiation

18

Dr. Akshaya Kumar Sarangi

Sustainable Mineral Development

19

Dr. Santanu Bose

Basic Geosciences

20

Dr. Rajesh Agnihotri

Geo-Environmental Studies

21

Dr. Abhay Kumar Singh

Geo-Environmental Studies

22

Dr. Parthasarathi Chakraborty

Ocean Development

23

Prof. Shakil Ahmad Romshoo

Geo-Information System

About NGA Scheme
• NGA awards are the prestigious awards in the field of Geosciences in the country.
• Earlier known as National Mineral Awards, which were instituted in 1966 by the Union Ministry of Mines expanded and rechristened as NGA in 2009.
• Any citizen of India who is a professionally qualified geo-scientist or engineer or technologist or academician with significant contribution in any field of earth sciences is eligible.
• Nominations are invited annually for NGA under three categories viz., NGA, National Geoscience Award for Excellence and Young Researcher Award which carry 200000, 500000 and 50000 award money respectively.
• The selection of the awardees is a three tier process and the final round of selection is done by the Award Making Authority chaired by the Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Mines.

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