Ministry of Earth Sciences

The Ministry of Earth Sciences formed in 2006 from a merger of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) [1], the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) [2], the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune [3], and Earth Risk Evaluation Centre (EREC), and the Ministry of Ocean Development. It is one of the youngest ministries of the Government of India. [4].

Presently, the ministry is headed by Vilasrao Deshmukh.

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

Minister of Earth Sciences

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