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India to join developed nations in ocean studies with 'Samudrayaan' project.

Posted on : 13 Dec 2019

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  • The 'Samudrayaan' is a pilot project of the Ministry of Earth Sciences for deep ocean mining for rare minerals. 
  • The project proposes to send a submersible vehicle with three persons to a depth of about 6000 metres to carry out deep underwater studies.
  • The indigenously developed vehicle is capable of crawling on the sea bed at a depth of six kilometre for 72 hours.
  • Similar to ISRO's plan to carry persons on a space mission, NIOT has undertaken Samudrayaan. The ₹200 croreproject proposes to carry three persons in a submersible vehicle to a depth of 6000 metres under sea for various studies.
  • The success of the ''Samudrayaan'' will help India join the league of developed nations in exploration of minerals from oceans.
  • India has been allocated a site of 75,000 sq km in the Central Indian Ocean Basin by the International Sea Bed Authority for exploration of polymetallic nodules from seabed.
  • The estimated resource of polymetallic nodules is about 380 million tonnes, containing 4.7 million tonnes of nickel, 4.29 million tonnes of copper and 0.55 million tonnes of cobalt and 92.59 million tonnes of manganese.

Article Related Questions

  1. Which of the following statement is correct regarding Samudrayaan Project?

  2. 1.It is an ocean project of ISRO to carry persons into deeper ocean.

    2.It is a pilot project of the Ministry of Earth Sciences’ for deep ocean mining for rare minerals.

    3.It is a Ministry of Home project to strengthen the maritime security.

    4.It is a Ministry of Shipping’s project to develop indigenous nuclear powered submarine.

    Right Ans : It is a pilot project of the Ministry of Earth Sciences’ for deep ocean mining for rare minerals.

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