ITANAGAR, Jun 19: Science and Technology minister, Dasanglu Pul, on Wednesday chaired a review meeting at the civil secretariat here to assess ongoing and completed projects by the department of earth sciences.

Addressing the meeting, Pul urged officers and officials to approach their work with renewed enthusiasm.

She also expressed satisfaction with the department's performance, emphasizing the need for science-based research to align with developmental planning.

Pul encouraged the officers to coordinate and share information for the benefit of various departments requiring data for research and project planning, emphasizing the welfare and development of the state and country.

She further assured full support for enhancing and strengthening ethnological activities and related initiatives in various state departments.

Earlier during the meeting, Centre for Earth Sciences and Himalayan Studies director, Tana Tage, delivered a detailed presentation on the state's meteorological services, utilizing data from automatic weather stations and heliport aviation observing systems installed across the state.

He highlighted the installation of two high-end seismological observatory stations in Bomdila and Daporijo to monitor seismic activity.

Tage also announced plans for the establishment of a Northeast Data Centre for Seismology in Itanagar, with procurement of hardware and software underway through the GeM portal.

Tage discussed the potential for harnessing green energy, noting intensive field surveys conducted at various sites.

He mentioned successful geochemical analysis carried out at laboratories in the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, and Central University in Bathinda, Punjab.

Additionally, Tage shared that scientists are undergoing a month-long training at the Himansh Station in Himachal Pradesh on cryosphere hazard assessment for hydropower infrastructure. They are also being trained to set up monitoring stations at Khangri Glacier Basin in Tawang district by experts from the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Ministry of Earth Sciences.