Oceans, which cover 70 per cent of the globe, remain a key part of our life. About 95 per cent of Deep Ocean remains unexplored. For India, with its three sides surrounded by the oceans and around 30 per cent of the country’s population living in coastal areas, ocean is a major economic factor supporting fisheries and aquaculture, tourism, livelihoods and blue trade.
OVERVIEW OF DEEP OCEAN MISSION
|Name||Deep Ocean Mission|
|Also known as||DOM|
|Nodal ministry||Ministry of Earth Science|
|Launched by||Government of India|
|Launched on||29 October 2021|
|Launched in support of||Blue Economy|
|Sector||Central sector scheme|
OBJECTIVE AND BENEFITS OF DEEP OCEAN MISSION
The Deep Ocean Mission plan will enable India to develop capabilities to exploit resources in the Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB).One of the major objectives of this project is to mine and extract polymetallic nodules (PMN). The UN International SeaBed Authority has allotted India 75000 sq. kilometers in CIOB for the exploration of these polymetallic nodules.
HOW TO APPLY FOR DEEP OCEAN MISSION
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•Water resources in India