Conserving Indian Geoheritage: the Geopark Approach

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Marble rocks, Jabalpur is a scenic geoheritage site situated in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.  The river Narmada  has carved its way through the soft marble rocks to create a wide gorge. It is an archive of geographical changes which took millions of years to form and is a worthy spot to be on the UNESCO world geoheritage list.

Abstract: Through a balanced blend of science, culture, education and tourism, geopark networks across the world are successfully improving the socio-economic condition of communities, thereby contributing to sustainable development of the region. India, with numerous geosites of significance, needs to learn from experiences world over and take a leap of faith to build its first global geopark.

The author are Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Pragjyotish College, Guwahati, Assam, The article should be cited as Mazumdar M. K. & B. Bayan, 2019. Conserving Indian Geoheritage: The Geopark Approach, Geography and You, 19(25 & 26): 6-15