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
Minister responsible
Agency executive

The Ministry of Earth Sciences was 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.[4]

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[edit]

Institutions under the Earth System Science Organisation[edit]


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

Computation Facility[edit]

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

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