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Ministry of Earth Sciences


NCPOR to conduct deep ocean surveys soon

May 14, 2022 7:25 am

"NCPOR plans to undertake high-resolution near-seabed geophysical surveys and precise geological sampling in the prospecting locations in parts of Central and South-West Indian ridges," says, John Kurian, senior NCPOR scientist.

‘Monsoon Mission III to be launched soon’

March 01, 2022 7:41 am

First launched in 2012, the Monsoon Mission has been a flagship project undertaken by the MoES to improve overall understanding of Indian monsoons.

Study says Gujarat seeing salinisation of coastal groundwater

December 09, 2021 2:53 am

The research study, published in the Science of Total Environment journal recently also points out that select points along the Gujarat's coastline is losing less groundwater to the sea compared to other coastal regions in the country.

Need better research to understand role of clouds to improve weather modelling system: MoES Secy

November 18, 2021 9:05 am

Ravichnadran stressed on the need for a transformative change needed to further improve the accuracy of weather models. The IMD heavily relies on IITM's research, he reminded the scientists.

IMD to deploy advanced weather instruments at 18 major airports

October 26, 2021 11:20 pm

The India Meteorological Department is finalising the set of instruments which will be installed at these select airports and testing for some of these are presently underway.

Heatwave occurrences increasing in India, occurring in new regions: study

October 11, 2021 9:46 am

Heatwaves are defined as prolonged episodes of extreme temperature over any region. Apart from temperature, humidity is an important parameter considered for declaring heat-related stress.

‘SAFAR framework one-stop solution for air quality management’

September 27, 2021 9:32 am

In an interview with Indian Express, Dr Gufran Beig, the founder project director of SAFAR, speaks about the framework and its role in air pollution mitigation measures.

Get rainfall updates every 15 mins with Pune city’s own weather app

September 09, 2021 3:27 am

Launched in late July this year by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the Pune Weather Live app has now gone public and is available free for download on Google Play Store.

Pune: Results of IITM cloud seeding experiments over Solapur may take more time

August 03, 2021 1:19 pm

The experiment is being carried out in the rain-shadow region of Solapur and the scientists are expected to come up with recommendations to address future drought situations using cloud seeding techniques.

Indian scientists from Bathinda university discover new plant species growing in hostile Antarctica

July 06, 2021 9:29 am

With extreme weather and sub-zero temperatures for months together, a harsh terrain, sunlight available only for six months and little life-supporting conditions available in Antarctica, the survival of this newly-discovered moss is proof of the plant's highly adaptable nature.


Idea Exchange with Dr. M Rajeevan

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

In this edition of Idea Exchange, Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan addresses questions by reporters on climate change and weather prediction. See more: