2020 SEP 24
Science and Technology > National initiatives and institutions > Oceanography
Under which ministry
- It is a scheme executed by Ministry of earth sciences.
What is it?
- O-SMART is short for The Ocean Services, Modelling, Applications, Resources and Technology (O-SMART) Scheme.
- The scheme encompasses a total of 16 sub-projects addressing ocean development activities.
Important deliverables envisaged under the scheme:
- Strengthening ocean observations
- Ocean services for fishermen
- Marine coastal observatories for tracking marine pollution
- Setting up Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant in Kavaratti in Lakshadweep.
- Continuation of ocean survey and exploration of minerals and living resources etc.
- To carryout exploration of Polymetallic Nodules (MPN), Polymetallic Suphides from Indian ocean region.
Which of the following ministries is responsible for the execution of “O-SMART” scheme?
(a)Ministry of Jal Shakti
(b)Ministry of Earth Science
(c)Ministry for rural development
(d)Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Answer to prelims question