Ministry of Earth Sciences

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Republic of India
Ministry of Earth Sciences
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Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersPrithvi Bhavan
Lodi Road New Delhi
28°35′28″N 77°13′32″E / 28.59111°N 77.22556°E / 28.59111; 77.22556
Annual budget1,800 crore (US$250 million) (2018-19 est.)[1]
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Minister of Earth Sciences (India)

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[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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ "India Meteorological Department".
  3. ^ "National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF)". Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology".
  5. ^ Earth Sciences Ministry is the new name The Hindu, May 11, 2006.

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