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Union Minister of State for Science & Technology has inaugurated India’s first open rock museum on the campus of the CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) in Hyderabad.
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About India’s First open Rock Museum
The Museum has been set up with an aim to educate and enlighten the masses about several lesser-known facts about rocks.
The museum displays around 35 different types of rocks from different parts of India with ages ranging from 3.3 Billion years to around 55 Million years of the Earth’s history.
These rocks represent the deepest part of the earth up to 175 km of distance from the surface of the earth.
The rocks have been sourced from Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir and others.
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Earthquake risk maps of Lucknow and Dehradun cities
The Minister also released the earthquake risk maps of Lucknow and Dehradun cities. These maps would serve as inputs for risk assessment in homes, multi-storeyed buildings and infrastructure such as bridges or dams.
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Source: This post is based on the article ‘Union Minister inaugurates India’s first Open Rock Museum on NGRI campus’ published in PIB on 7th Jan 2022.