Dehradun, 9 july (UH). Dr. Piyoosh Rautela, Executive Director at Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority will be conferred on National Geoscience Award 2019 by Shri Amit Shah, Union Home Minister in a ceremony organised by the Ministry of Mines, Government of India at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi on 12 July.
It is worth noting that this award is given by the Ministry of Mines, Government of India in recognition of scientific contribution of individuals in various fields of Geoscience and Dr. Rautela has got this award in the field of Disaster Management, particularly for research work done by him in the field of landslide and earthquake safety.
This award is generally bagged by individuals from prestigious academic and research institutions as also Government of India departments dealing with geological and mineral exploration, and Dr. Rautela is the only person from a state government department to get this coveted award.
Presently Executive Director at Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority Dr. Rautela is an alumni of Sainik School Ghorakhal and University of Allahabad, and student of Dr. V.C. Thakur, former Director of Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun
Dr. Rautela has worked at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre before joining Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre of the government of Uttarakhand.
Dr. Rautela has to his credit a number of reports, books, research papers and popular articles apart from vast volume of disaster awareness related IEC material that includes a Censor Board certified film, “The Silent Heroes”, that was released across the nation on 11th December, 2015.
Under the leadership of Dr. Rautela Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre has been conferred Subash Chandra Bose Rashtriya Apada Prabandhan Puruskar, 2020.