Naveen Patnaik
Hon'ble Chief Minister
Directorate of Geology
Geology Department

State Geological Programming Board

The State Geological Programming Board has been constituted primarily to coordinate activities on geological exploration in the State. Directorate of Geology acts as the nodal agency and organisations like GSI, OMC, CGWB, CMPDI, IBM, AMD, IMMT, MECL and GWSI are participating organisations. Besides drawing up priorities among various geological investigations and exploration of minerals in different parts of the State, the board is also assigned with the task of making recommendations on the policy of Government of India in the geosciences sector. The Secretary, Department of Steel and Mines acts as the Chairman of SGPB and Director Geology acts as its Secretary. The regular functioning of annual SGPB Meeting (recently initiated to be held twice in a year) has resulted in the fruitful implementation of the plans and programmes set up by the State and Central Governments to achieve the requisite objective and provide strategic direction to the geoscientific activities.

Minutes of the 52nd meeting of the SGPB held on 7th June 2016 at Bhubaneswar. (470 KB)
Minutes of the 51st meeting of the SGPB held on 9th June 2015 at Bhubaneswar. (161 KB)
Minutes of the 50th meeting of the SGPB held on 30th April 2014 at Bhubaneswar. (431 KB)
Minutes of the 49th meeting of the SGPB held at Bhubaneswar on 18th September,2013. (314 KB)
Minutes of the 48th meeting of the SGPB held at Bhubaneswar on 27th July,2012. (237 KB)
Minutes of the 47th meeting of the SGPB held at Bhubaneswar on 29th September,2011. (236 KB)
Minutes of the 46th SGPB held on 05.02.2011 at Bhubaneswar. (463 KB) 
Minutes of the 45th SGPB held on 29.6.2010 at Bhubaneswar. (462 KB)