India set to launch deep sea mission - The Hindu -23/11/2020

India will soon launch an ambitious ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ that envisages the exploration of minerals, energy and marine diversity of the underwater world.

Significance:

The mission is expected to cost over Rs.4,000 crore and will give a boost to efforts to explore India’s vast Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.
The mission will also involve developing technologies for different deep ocean initiatives.
The multi-disciplinary work will be piloted by the MoES and other government departments like the Defence Research and Development Organisation, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will be stakeholders in this mission.

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