Ministry of Earth Sciences

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Republic of India
Ministry of Earth Sciences
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Agency overview
Formed 2006
Jurisdiction Government of India
Headquarters Prithvi Bhavan
Lodi Road New Delhi
28°35′28″N 77°13′32″E / 28.59111°N 77.22556°E / 28.59111; 77.22556
Annual budget 1,800 crore (US$250 million) (2018-19 est.)[1]
Minister responsible
Agency executive

The Ministry of Earth Sciences was formed in the year 2006 from a merger of the India Meteorological Department (IMD),[2] the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF),[3] the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune,[4] and Earth Risk Evaluation Centre (EREC), and the Ministry of Ocean Development.[5]

Currently, the ministry is headed by Dr. Harsh Vardhan.


The Ministry’s mandate is to look after Atmospheric Sciences, Ocean Science & Technology and Seismology in an integrated manner.

Minister of Earth Sciences

Institutions under the Earth System Science Organisation


All institutions under ESSO are connected through National Knowledge Network (NKN) and its Common User Group (CUG).

Computation Facility

Adithya HPC located at IITM, Pune is one of the largest computation facility in India.

See also


  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). 2019.
  2. ^ "India Meteorological Department".
  3. ^ "National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF)".
  4. ^ "Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology".
  5. ^ Earth Sciences Ministry is the new name The Hindu, May 11, 2006.

External links

  • Official Ministry of Earth Sciences website
  • Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR)
  • National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT)
  • Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)
  • National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research (NCAOR)
  • Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology (CMLRE)
  • National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF)
  • India Meteorological Department (IMD)
  • Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)

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