THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Government can utilise the services of Engineering Geology and Landslide Division of Geological Survey of India before planning the development projects to avoid the threat from natural disasters, said Geological Survey of India Director-General Harbans Singh.
He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the newly-created state unit of Engineering Geology and Landslide Division at Nettayam here on Saturday.
“The planning for various development projects, with inputs from the side of Engineering Geology and Landslide division would help in forecasting natural dangers. This mode of planning would help in locating risk-prone areas as well as in taking preventive measures,” said Harbans Singh.
According to officials, the division has the capabilities of rendering engineering and geological services to Irrigation / Water Transport projects, power projects including hydro, thermal, nuclear and wind power, transport corridor projects including road, rail line alignments, bridges and ropeways, ports, and airports, underground storage structures, special buildings, water supply and sewerage projects, quarry site selection for road metal and other purposes , mine and quarrying excavations, Environmental Impact Analysis, site selection for waste disposal and restoration projects etc.
Additional Director-General & HOD of GSI S Balakrishnan were among those present.