Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)
Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) was created in 12th July, 2006 bringing under its administrative control India Meteorological Department (IMD), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF). The main mission of MoES is to conduct scientific and technical activities related to Earth System Science for improving forecasting of weather, monsoon, climate and hazards, exploration of polar regions, seas around India and develop technology for exploration and exploitation of ocean resources (living and non-living), ensuring their sustainable utilization. The various subject areas for funding under MoES are Atmospheric Science, Earth System Science Technology, Geoscience, Hydrology & Cryosphere, Ocean Science & Resources. Further information about MoES is available in the link.