India to invest Rs 10,000 crore in Deep Sea Mission

Posted on:11 May 2017 09:20:05
India to invest Rs 10,000 crore in Deep Sea Mission
11 May 2017 Current Affairs:

  • India planned to invest Rs 10,000-crore Deep Sea Mission, likely to commence by the year end to explore mineral wealth beneath the ocean floor.

  • Seawater desalination project of Rs 2,000 crore at the Chennai coast will also be taken up under the mission.

  • The oceans that surround the Indian peninsula have over 1,300 islands. They give seven and a half thousand kilometres of coastline and 2.4 million square km of Exclusive Economic Zone.

  • China is also working on deep sea mission for mining mineral deposits in the Indian and Pacific oceans.


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