BEWARE OF FAKE INSTITUTES WITH SIMILAR NAMES. blank    blank
banner

Geological Heritage Sites in India: Focus on Namchi, Sikkim



  Mar 16, 2024

Geological Heritage Sites in India: Focus on Namchi, Sikkim


What are Geological Heritage Sites?

Geological Heritage Sites are areas of significant geological interest and importance, recognized for their unique geological features, formations, or phenomena. These sites provide insights into Earth's history, including its climatic changes, geological processes, and biological evolution. They are preserved for scientific research, education, and to foster public awareness of geological conservation.
 

What recent discoveries were made by the Geological Survey of India (GSI)?

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) recently identified two new geological heritage sites within the Indian Himalayan Region: the Siwalik Fossil Park in Himachal Pradesh and the Stromatolite bearing Dolomite / Limestone of Buxa Formation in Sikkim.
 

What is unique about the Stromatolite bearing Dolomite / Limestone of Buxa Formation in Sikkim?

The Stromatolite bearing Dolomite / Limestone of Buxa Formation in Sikkim is significant for its well-preserved stromatolites, which are layered structures formed by the growth of cyanobacteria in shallow waters. This site provides valuable information about early life on Earth and the conditions of the Precambrian era. Its preservation helps scientists understand the evolution of life and the geological history of the region.
 

How many Geological Heritage Sites are there in India?

With the inclusion of the Siwalik Fossil Park and the Stromatolite bearing Dolomite / Limestone of Buxa Formation, there are now 34 recognized Geological Heritage Sites across India. These sites encompass a wide range of geological phenomena, including fossil parks, unique rock formations, and areas of significant mineralogical or tectonic activity.
 

Why is it important to preserve Geological Heritage Sites?

Preserving Geological Heritage Sites is crucial for multiple reasons:

Scientific Research: They provide invaluable records of Earth’s history, allowing scientists to study past climates, life forms, and geological events.

Education: These sites serve as natural laboratories for educational activities, helping students and the public understand and appreciate Earth sciences.

Cultural and Aesthetic Value: Many geological sites are also of cultural significance and offer unique landscapes that contribute to regional identity and tourism.

Environmental Awareness: By highlighting the dynamic nature of Earth’s processes, these sites foster a greater appreciation for the need to protect our natural environment.


SRIRAM's


Share:
 

Get a call back

Fill the below form to get free counselling for UPSC Civil Services exam preparation

 
UPSC DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

 
RBI FINANCIAL INCLUSION (FI) INDEX
 
Stagflation: Causes, Effects, and Economic Impact
 
Inflation Expectations in India:Simplifier
 
Opportunity Costs and Trade-offs:Simplifier
 
DIGITIZING INDIA’S HISTORICAL RECORDS: FAQs
 
GOVERNOR IMMUNITY Under Art.361
 
India's digital public infrastructure:Macroeconomic View
 
INVESTMENT-LED VS CONSUMPTION-LED GROWTH IN INDIA TODAY
 
Global IT outage:Blue Screen of Death
 
Natural rate of interest in an economy
 
CREDIT GROWTH OUTPACING DEPOSIT GROWTH IN BANKS
 
Enemy Property in India
 
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC):Indian Constitution
 
DEFLATION AND DISINFLATION :SIMPLIFIER
 
LORENZ CURVE AND GINI INDEX