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Geologists Day 2021 was Celebrated at RSC, Dehradun

We celebrate Geologists Day on 4th April every year, as token of respect to Geologists, geochemists and geophysicists around the world. On this occasion, RSC Dehradun organized a discussion with young geologists Dr Manish Mehta, Scientist, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun and Dr Sandip Bhatt, Assistant Professor, Dept of Earth Sciences, IIT Roorkee through online Zoom platform. Prof. D.P. Singh and Prof. Sudheer K. Tiwari of IIT Roorkee also shared their views and research works. Himalayan geology, causes of disasters and mitigation measures, with special reference to Kedarnath and recent Rishi Ganga disaster were the prominent topics of the discussion. Dr Mehta has been the team member of group who first studied recent Rishi Ganga disaster in the field, while Dr Bhat has been part of geological survey team in Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail project, earlier before joining IITR.Experts talked in details on combined effect of Western Disturbance and Monsoon in Kedarnath disaster and behaviour of freezing-thawing, glaciers, rock and water in Rishi Ganga disaster. They said that nature is supreme and human can’t compete with it. They also shed light on lowering of impact of such destruction by dams. Besides, other topics of structural geology, disaster mitigation, geothermal energy, earthquake predication were also discussed.Overall, this one hour session was very informative and provided glimpse of hard work of geologists. The session was coordinated by Dr Kailash N Bhardwaj, Incharge, RSC Dehradun. Happy Geologist Day to all the Geologists …?



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