Nominations for National Geoscience Awards
The North-Eastern Region (NER) of India comprise a unique agglomeration, with a diversified geological set-up. The spectacular physiographic set up includes the stunning Himalayan mountain belt in the North, Shillong Plateau in the south, the Indo-Myanmar Range in the east and the mighty Brahmaputra, forming the extensive Assam plains. The diverse lithologic and tectonic ensemble calls for integrated geoscientific studies to identify and outline target areas pertaining to baseline data generation, mineral resource evaluation, mitigation of natural hazards, environmental issues and water resource development projects. The rocks exposed in the North Eastern Region (NER) range in age from Precambrian to Recent.