Why in news?
- The Geological Survey of India (GSI), founded in 1851, is a Government of India Ministry of Mines organisation, one of the oldest of such organisations in the world and the second oldest survey in India after Survey of India (founded in 1767), for conducting geological surveys and studies of India
- Also acts as prime provider of basic earth science information to government, industry and general public, as well as the official participant in steel, coal, metals, cement, power industries and international geoscientific forums.
Kolar Gold Fields
- Kolar Gold Fields or KGF is a mining region and belongs to a KGF taluk, in the Kolar District of Karnataka state