CSIR-NGRI signed an MoU with Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD), Hyderabad on Jun.11,2024 for carrying out Heliborne Survey for Uranium Exploration

CSIR-NGRI and AMD Sign MoU for Heliborne Uranium Exploration
Hyderabad, June 11, 2024 – In a significant development for India's mineral exploration efforts, the CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR-NGRI), Hyderabad, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), Hyderabad. The agreement aims to carry out Heliborne Survey for Uranium Exploration across various mineral belts in India.
The MoU was signed between Dr. Prakash Kumar, Director of CSIR-NGRI, and Sree Dheeraj Pande, Director of AMD. This collaboration marks a notable step in leveraging advanced geophysical survey techniques to enhance the exploration and identification of uranium deposits, vital for India's energy security.
CSIR-NGRI is the only R&D organization in India that has previously conducted heliborne surveys for national mineral security. These surveys have proven instrumental in the precise mapping and delineation of mineral resources. Besides heliborne surveys, CSIR-NGRI also performs integrated geophysical surveys to comprehensively delineate India's mineral belts.
Dr. Prakash Kumar expressed his optimism about the collaboration, stating, "This MoU with AMD will significantly boost our capabilities in mineral exploration, particularly for uranium, which is crucial for the country's nuclear energy program."
Sree Dheeraj Pande added, "Partnering with CSIR-NGRI will allow us to utilize cutting-edge geophysical survey technologies, enhancing the precision and efficiency of our exploration activities."
The collaboration between CSIR-NGRI and AMD promises to bring advanced scientific methodologies to the forefront of India's mineral exploration, potentially uncovering new uranium resources and contributing to the nation's energy independence.