Directorate of Geology
Geology Department


The Directorate of Geology undertakes systematic geological survey and exploration of minerals/ore resources for augmentation of State's revenue through increase in exploitation of minerals and ores which are essential prerequisite for both immediate and long term planned development of the state. The Directorate of Geology emerged as a separate entity after the bifurcation of the erstwhile Directorate of Mining & Geology during 1997. The Directorate of Mining & Geology was originally created as Directorate of Mines in 1955. The Directorate through its sustained efforts has contributed significantly for assessing minerals/ores like iron ore, chormite, coal, bauxite, limestone, tin, basemetal, heavy minerals in beach sand, gemstone, diamond, gold etc.