India creates ecosystem to support its new mineral exploration policy

August 23, 2016

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In a bid to create a suitable ecosystem around the newly unveiled National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP), the Indian government has decided to create a National Geoscience Data Repository (NGDR) under Geological Survey of India (GSI) and a National Center for Mineral Targeting (MCMT), the latter a public-private initiative, for all noncoal and nonfuel resources. The mandate of the NGDR will be to develop a mineral exploration reporting template, digitisation of all maps compatible with geographic information system (GIS) for sharing with the public, digitisation of all baseline geosciences data and exploration reports, and a core repository with all digital and analog data of core logs.

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