Shri Biswajeet Lenka -An Odia receives National Geoscience Awards from President of India – 2014 #Odia #Geoscience

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Shri Biswajeet Lenka -An Odia receives National Geoscience Awards from President of India – 2014 #Odia #Geoscience

Shri Biswajeet Lenka, Senior Geologist, Geological Survey of India, Bhopal, along with his team mates has made a major discovery of graphite in the Betul Belt of Madhya Pradesh.

Shri Biswajeet Lenka, Senior Geologist, Geological Survey of India, Bhopal,


This has been the first ever finding of graphite reserves in the Betul Belt, Madhya Pradesh. With the demand for graphite surging, the Betul graphite will contribute significantly to the infrastructure development in the country. The discovery has invoked very good response from the investors and the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh has received several applications for grant of Prospecting Licence (PL). This discovery will open up new avenues for searching similar types of occurrences elsewhere in the Betul belt, where minor occurrences of graphitic schists have been known and to which the earlier workers did not pay much importance due to their lensoidal nature. With this discovery, a rethinking has been set in within the scientific community, to open up new domain of exploration in the entire Betul belt, especially where the supracrustals occur within the Betul gneisses. This 4.73 million tons graphite reserve is a promising deposit in Central India. The team is now engaged in G2-stage detailed exploration, to augment the resources.

In recognition of his significant contribution in the field of Mineral Discovery & Exploration, the National Geoscience Award-2014 is conferred on Shri Biswajeet Lenka. He shares this award with his co-workers Shri Syed Ajaz Ahmad and Shri Hemraj Suryavanshi.


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