KERALA STATE GEOLOGICAL PROGRAMMING BOARD
As per the direction of Central Government, the Government of Kerala constituted the State Geological Programming Board (SGPB) in the year 1967 to assess and evaluate of various geological activities (including geological investigations; mineral exploration, exploitation, and administration) in the State by various Central and State Departments / Organisations, Autonomous Bodies/ Institutions and Public Sector undertakings. Principal Secretary to Government, Industries Department, Government of Kerala is the Chairman of the Board. The Director of the Department of Mining and Geology, Government of Kerala is the Member Secretary of the Board and is also the convener of the SGPB meeting. Prior to 2009, one meeting was convened every year to review various programs carried out by different Departments/ Organisations in the previous year and to approve new programs for the coming year. However, in the year 2009, it was decided by CGPB that State Government shall convene two SGPB meetings every year and accordingly 2 meetings are being convened every year. As of February 2010, 45 such board meetings were convened.
Constitution of Kerala State Geological Programming Board
Chairman: Principal Secretary to Government, Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Kerala
Member Secretary and Convener: Director of Mining and Geology Department, Thiruvananthapuram