A new Director at the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research

A new Director at the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research

Shri M. B. Verma, Scientific Officer H+ has taken over as Director, the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) with effect from 1st of May, 2018. Prior to assuming Office of Director, AMD, Shri M.B. Verma was the Deputy Director of AMD.

Shri M. B. Verma, joined AMD in 1982, after obtaining various degrees in Geology from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He has been associated with exploration of atomic minerals in different geological domains of India. His skillful exploration strategy resulted in large scale augmentation of uranium resources in Tummalapalle and Koppunuru in Andhra Pradesh; Peddagattu and Chitrial in parts of Telangana in Cuddapah basin.  His pioneering work in Singhbhum Shear Zone in Jharkhand helped to establish number of important uranium deposits like Mohuldih and Bandhuhurang in Jharkhand state which are now taken up for commercial exploitation.

Besides, Shri Verma proved the economic significance of Umra-Udaisagar in Aravalli Fold Belt and Siwana Ring Complex in Rajasthan, Dharmapuri Shear Zone in Tamilnadu and Ambadongar Carbonatite Complex in Gujarat for Uranium and Rare Metal and Rare Earths (RMRE).

Shri Verma is a beneficiary of the National Geoscience Award, instituted by the Ministry of Mines, Government of India, for his significant contribution in the field of mineral discovery for Chitrial, Uranium Deposit, Nalgonda District, Telangana. He is instrumental in propagating developmental and societal benefits and peaceful uses of nuclear energy for energy security, food, water and health through public outreach programs conducted in various parts of India. He visited China during 1997, on invitation of International Atomic Energy Agency-IAEA, for participation in the technical programs on Uranium Ore Reserve Inventories and Estimations. As a part of the Department of Science & Technology (DST) sponsored delegation, he also visited Israel in 2009.

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