India will host the 36th International Geological Congress, from March 2-8 2030 aimed at the development of Earth Sciences, in the National Capital Region (NCR). The theme of the science programme at the 36th IGC is ‘Geosciences: The Basic Science for a Sustainable Future.’
The IGC is a geosecientific event held under aegis of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). India is the only Asian country to host the Congress twice. The 22nd session of IGC was held in New Delhi in 1964.
The “Olympics of Geosciences,” the event will witness debates and discussions on a wide range of issues affecting the world, such as sustainable development, climate change, water and mineral resources.