Ministry of Earth Sciences

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]

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)

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 SciencesEdit

Institutions under the Earth System Science OrganisationEdit


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

Computation FacilityEdit

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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). 2019.
  2. ^ "India Meteorological Department".
  3. ^ "National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF)".
  4. ^ "Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology".
  5. ^ Earth Sciences Ministry is the new name The Hindu, May 11, 2006.

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