India’s first geopark to be set up in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh
- India’s first geological park is being set up at Lamheta village of Jabalpur district in Madhya Pradesh.
- The approval to set up the geopark has been granted by the Geological Survey of India (GSI).
- The estimated cost of setting the project is Rs 35 crore.
- Geoparks are unified area where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development. These parks also promotes the economic well-being of the people living there.
- GSI is the scientific agency of India under the Ministry of Mines, Government of India.
- GSI Headquarter – Kolkata, West Bengal.
Source: The Times of India