Clockwise: The Mehrangarh Fort constructed with red brown and reddish Jodhpur sandstone along with a cenotaph in Mandore Ga.. . Read
UDAIPUR: Rajasthan stones are catching global recognition. Following Makrana, which had been the very first and just stone source from India in addition to Asia to find the International Heritage Stone Resource (GHSR) standing, next in line hoping to attribute from the listing would be the famed yellowish limestone of Jaisalmer and pink sandstone in Jodhpur.
International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) includes a committee on geo-heritage plus a sub-commission called Heritage Stone Sub commission (HSS). HSS makes attempt at distributing natural stones from all over the planet as GHSRs according to their heritage value and global recognition.
India records numerous architectural heritage constructed in varied all-natural stones, that will need to be encouraged on a worldwide stage. So Far, five major All-natural stones from India are suggested to be called GHSRs, specifically the Deccan Basalt and Trachyte, the Vindhyan Sandstone, the Jodhpur Sandstone and the Jaisalmer Limestone.
Two specialized studies on the pink and yellow rocks are completed and proposals are delivered by Punjab University, Chandigarh, to IUGS for consideration and certification as GHSR.
After a rock is GHSR, it’s encouraged on various foreign platforms leading to new research tasks and big variety of industrial queries. The study work was performed between June and November 2019. Physical, microscopic, and geotechnical properties were analyzed within the area.
Other than the Punjab University team headed by Gurmeet Kaur and mind of this job Anuvinder Ahuja, three men from Rajasthan who led from the technical knowhow were Dr Manoj Pandit, a retired professor in geology in Jaipur, Rakesh Giri Goswami, retired senior geologist in the division of mines and geology, Jodhpur, along with Kirit Acharya, a retitred senior geologist in RSMM, Udaipur.
“Our work included identification of appropriate areas for area surveys, sampling areas, corresponding the college group for area work and supplying inputs about architectural designs. On the basis of the job, two research proposals are prepared and published in an global journal GeoHeritage-Europe in January and June this year. Because, it was about the recommendation of the HSS which Makrana might be contained from the GHSR record, we’re optimistic that both of these stones also would soon obtain the heritage status which could bring pride not just to Rajasthan but the nation,” Goswami told TOI.