The Gondwana geological society with its headquarters at Nagpur was established in 1981 and is now a premier earth science society with national level status. The society with national level status. The society named after erstwhile Gond kingdom which had its headquarters at Nagpur deals with all disciplines and subdisiplines that fall under the category of earth sciences. As of today the society has membership of 600 geoscientists drawn from various central & state government organisations and academic institutes spread all over India, with a few members from abroad. The society is celebrating its silver jubilee year in 2005-06.
The society has been publishing research papers in its journal titled “Gondwana Geological Magazine” which is published twice in a year, in January & July. As of today 28 such issues have been published. Most significant contribution of the society has been the publication of special volumes (full papers presented at the national level seminars & symposia held by the society) which have received wide acclaim. These include (1) Gondwana of India (1993) (2) Deccan Flood Basalts of India. (1996) (3) Quaternary Of India (1999) (4) Minerals & ground water resources of Vidarbha (1996) (5)Seismicity of central India (2002) (6) Recent Developments in Indian Micropaleontology (2003) (7) Indian Non- Marine Late Cretaceous – Advances & Challenges (2005) besides in collaboration with UNISCO special publication titled “Control of Florosis” was brought out in 1998.
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