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Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman announces launch of Deep Ocean Mission

On Monday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an allocation of over Rs 4,000 crore over the next five years for the Deep Ocean Mission

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks during the post-budget press conference, at National Media Centre in New Delhi | Photo: PTI

Union Finance Minister in her Budget speech on Monday said a "Deep Mission" will be launched.

"Sincere gratitude to Finance Ministry of India and Union Finance Minister Niramala Sitharaman ji for marking an outlay of 4,000 crores rupees, over 5 years to support the Deep Mission. Ministry of Earth Sciences is committed to contributing to the nation's prosperity" the ministry tweeted

The Secretary of the Ministry, Madhavan Rajeevan posting on microblogging site said: "Ambitious mission mode program aims to explore deep resources and to study biodiversity and climate change."

While announcing the Union Budget, Sitharaman said, "Our oceans are a storehouse of living and non-living resources. To better understand this realm, we will launch a Deep Ocean Mission with a budget outlay of more than Rs 4,000 crore over five years. This Mission will cover deep ocean survey exploration and projects for the conservation of deep-sea biodiversity."

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has been allocated Rs 1,897.13 crore in this year's Union Budget.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, February 02 2021. 01:45 IST
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