PRITHvi VIgyan Scheme

The Union Cabinet has approved PRITHvi VIgyan(PRITHVI) scheme. This is implement during the period from 2021-26 at an overall cost of Rs. 4,797 Crore. It is a comprehensive scheme of Ministry of Earth Science.

The major Objectives of the Prithvi Scheme are

  1. Augment and sustain of long-term observations of the atmosphere, ocean, geosphere, cryosphere and solid earth to record the vital signs of the Earth System and change
  2. Development of model systems for understanding and to predict weather, ocean and climate hazards and understanding the science of climate change
  3. Exploration polar and high seas regions of the Earth towards discovery of new phenomena and resources;
  4. Development of technology for exploration and sustainable harnessing of oceanic resources for societal applications
  5. Translation of knowledge and insights from Earth systems science into services for societal, environmental and economic benefit.

The Scheme integratesfive on-going sub-schemes namely

  • Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)
  • Ocean Services, Modelling Application, Resources and Technology (O-SMART)
  • Polar Science andCryosphere Research (PACER)
  • Seismology and Geosciences (SAGE)
  • Research, Education, Training and Outreach (REACHOUT)