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That column is 1. a subsurface dripstone formation produced by the union of a stalactite and a stalagmite in a cave . 2. a flowstone formation, generally cylindrical, formed by the union of a stalactite and stalagmite . not to be confused with pillar. synonyms: (french.) colonne, pillier stalamitique; (german.) tropfstein-saule; (greek.) stalaktitike stele; (italian.) colonna (stalagmitica o stalattitica) (russian.) kolona; (spanish.) columna; (turkish.) sutun; (yugoslavian.) stup, steber, stolpic. see also pillar.?
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National Cave Research and Protection Organization
- 30-32, Netaji Subhash Stadium, Raipur, C.G. , Raipur , India
- Established on 2006
- Head: Dr. Jayant Biswas
- Phone: +917714040071
- Website: www.caves.res.in
- Contact person: Dr. Jayant Biswas
- Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Objectives of the Institute
To make a complete database of the caves existing in India with its respective originalities.
Preparing a database to recognize the cavernicoles (cave organisms) taxonomically of each cave and to make research to find out, how to protect their phylogenetic race inside its permanent place.
In-spite of a pressure of tourist how to maintain the originality of each cave will be one of the most important steps of this organization.
To prepare proper guidelines to follow-up for the tourist as well as for the ambient activities (mines / agriculture etc.) to protect the subterranean cave.
Time to time national and international colloquium/conferences/seminar on cave study and its protection measure will be organised to understand the subject in a better way.
Though most of the caves are exist in deep forest areas, the society will take step to educate and train the local people (mostly tribals) regarding proper cave expedition and protection so that they can also guide the tourist of their own areas (comes under unprotected zones).
To give the National caves an international recognition.
Proper guidelines will be prepared to protect each national cave from ambient pollution and also by other unnatural means.
The society will try its best to establish a Permanent Research Centre to work in this regard.
Some certificate/diploma courses will be carried out to educate the coming generation in this regard.
Relevant Research Project will be taken from different sources for cave studies.
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