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O-SMART scheme

2020 SEP 24

Preliminary   > 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