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Uttar Pradesh to house the country's first-ever museum dedicated to earth!

The Museum of Earth will be a grand display of India's unique geological history and heritage

The Museum of Earth (TIME), the country's first museum dedicated to earth will soon be set up in Uttar Pradesh. The museum will be a whole new world of palaeosciences, geology, tectonics and earth processes, and is expected to attract science buffs by the dozen.

A geo treasure of the country, the museum will become a reality with the joint efforts of Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences (BSIP), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Culture, said official sources.



TIME: a fossil-tastic display of earth!

BSIP Director, Vandana Prasad, is heading the DPR for the museum. Along with her, senior scientist Mukund Sharma from BSIP is also among the 11 scientists, academicians, journalists, and experts selected as members of the team assigned the task of DPR preparation.

The museum will showcase India's unique geological history and heritage and will promote cutting-edge research in palaeontology. It will also provide a national repository for precious rocks, meteorites, and fossil collections. BSIP will share its rarest of the rare, oldest and unique fossil collections with the TIME museum", informed the director, BSIP.

"Before giving the DPR responsibility to the team, several brainstorming sessions were held and thereafter a presentation on the establishment of TIME was made before the Prime Minister's Science and Technology Innovation Advisory Council (PMSTIAC)." she added.

A PPP model museum

The museum will display the rich collection of legendary palaeobotanist late Prof. Birbal Sahni. It will also have on display million-year-old fossils of insects and the earliest fossil record of bananas from Madhya Pradesh. In addition, the museum will also include the earliest record of sweet potatoes from the country and others, read an official note.

Reportedly, a PPP model of implementation will be adopted for The Museum of Earth by engaging the participation of the private sector, philanthropists, and state governments.

With inputs from IANS

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