TNPSC Thervupettagam

Exploration in Deep Sea Bed

August 23 , 2017 2492 days 1177 0
  • India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin have been extended by five years.
  • The rights in the international water, is allocated by the International Seabed Authority (ISA)for developmental activities.
  • India’s rights have been approved unanimously in the 23rd session of the ISA concluded on August 18, 2017 at Kingston, Jamaica.
  • India is implementing a long–term programme on exploration and utilization of Polymetallic nodules through the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • This includes survey and exploration, environmental studies, technology development in mining and extractive metallurgy.

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