Shri Arjit Kumar Mohanty, Director, BARC visited Beach Sand and Off-Shore Investigations (BSOI), AMD, Visakhapatnam along with Shri D. Venkateswarlu, Regional Director, BARCF, (V) on 22nd May, 2019. He was appraised about various activities on beach sand mineral exploration including different modes of the formation of vast stretches of beach sand heavy minerals along the Indian coast. Display of different economic heavy minerals (Monazite-Zircon-Ilmenite-Rutile-Leucoxene-Garnet-Sillimanite) was keenly observed by him. He was explained on the industrial application of these minerals with special emphasis on their role in nuclear industry.
Display of information on ‘AKRUTI’ tech pack and ‘Nisargruna bio-gas plant developed by BARC, were also observed by the visiting dignitaries. Shri Mohanty, appreciated the exploration efforts of the AMD for beach sand minerals and also the well organised and informative museum at BSOI, AMD, Visakhapatnam.