• search

Ocean Development Ministry renamed Earth Sciences Ministry

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 9 (UNI) The government today renamed the Ministry of Ocean Development as Ministry of Earth Sciences and approved the creation of an Earth Commission to put implementation of policies on a mission mode.

The decision was taken by the Union Cabinet presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The renaming of the Ocean Development Ministry will enable an integrated approach on issues concerning water, global climatic change, environment, meteorology, seismology and related earth sciences, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi told reporters.

Mr Kapil Sibal is the Minister for Science and Technology and Ocean Development, which will now be called the Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences.


For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more