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

Geotechnical Investigation

Foundation study for dams, reservoirs, alignment of canals, roads, railways etc. are taken by us. Directorate has the necessary equipment to support the geotechnical investigation. These include packer test, standard penetration test, the Load frame for direct shear test, Load frame for triaxial test, Sieve shakers, Consolidation apparatus, Cone penetrometer, Mechanical Liquid Limit Device, Vane shear Apparatus, Electronic Monopan Balances. Geoscientists experienced in Engineering Geological Assignments are capable of producing desirable results in all sorts of challenging jobs.

The directorate has recently carried out foundation studies for the NWDA to support the prestigious river linking projects. Similar studies have also be carried out for various irrigation projects of Government of Odisha.