SGAT organises Symposia, Seminars and Workshops related to mineral development of the state of Odisha in particular and the country as a whole every year.
With view to arousing awareness for protection environment, SGAT has been organising ENVIRONMENT CUM MINERAL AWARENESS PROGRAMME (EMAP) for students of High Schools in different Mining areas of State. The winning teams from each mining areas participate in the State Level EMAP held during the month of January every year at Bhubaneswar.
For updating the students, pursuing PG courses in Geoscience and Degree courses in Mining, Mineral Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, about the latest developments in respective disciplines, SGAT has been organising MINERAL DEVELOPMENT AWARENESS PROGRAMME on annual basis.
SGAT brought out the first ever comprehensive treatise on GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF ORISSA in 1995. The publication was revised and updated in 1998. It was further updated in 2006. The 4th Revised Edition of GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF ODISHA was released by His Excellency, Shri Ganeshi Lal Ji, the Governor of Odisha on 5th March 2021.
SGAT donates generously to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund whenever there is any natural disaster.
SGAT has effective interaction with both Central and State Government Authorities and its recommendations have been given due consideration in formulation of legislations governing grant of mineral concessions and environmental protection, mineral policy, development of infrastructural facilities, research projects, creation of educational facilities and institutions etc.
SGAT is represented in both Central Geological Programming Board (CGPB) and State Geological Programming Board (SGPB).
SGAT has submitted Draft State Mineral Policy to Department of Steel & Mines, Government of Odisha in January 2011.
SGAT has made a documentary film on Mining and Environment during 2012 with the support of EZMA, OMC, Tata Steel, NALCO, IREL, IMFA Group, SAIL, OCL India, EMIL, SARDA Mines among others. This film has been revised in 2016 with new data from stakeholders.
SGAT is represented in the committee set up by Odisha State Government to frame the MINERAL Policy of the State.
SGAT publishes a bi-annual journal named SGAT Bulletin.
On being assigned by the State Government, SGAT had prepared the Vision Document for Mineral Development 2020 for Orissa. The document was submitted to the State Government in May 2009.
With similar assignment by the State Government SGAT has also prepared the Vision Document for Mineral Development 2030 for Steel & Mines Department, Govt. of Odisha. The final document was submitted to the Director of Mines, Govt. of Odisha on 17 March 2018.
SGAT had made presentation about the Status and Prospects of Mineral Development in Odisha at the 99th Indian Science Congress held at Bhubaneswar during January 2012.
SGAT had submitted a Memorandum to the Standing Committee of Lok Sabha on MMDR Bill, 2011.