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- On the campus of the CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitender Singh inaugurated the first open rock museum on Thursday, displaying various types of rocks gathered from various states with ages ranging from 3.3 billion years to around 55 million years.
- About 46 rocks of various sizes have been tastefully presented in a garden with focus lights and descriptions explaining the economic and scientific significance of some of them, which are found as far as 175 kilometers below the earth’s surface. Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, and other states provided the rocks.
- The Minister advised that students and enthusiasts be made aware of the unique rock museum. “As these are the landmarks of modern India,” he remarked, “it should be one of the most essential destinations to visit in this city of composite culture.”
Source The Hindu