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With a view to propagate and bring awareness about the Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences and to inculcate scientific temperament the out reach & awareness programme is implemented by Ministry of Earth Sciences. This offers a common platform for scientist, engineers, social scientist and user community to exchange information and knowledge by supporting Seminar, Conference & workshop

Exhibitions, Fairs, Seminars and Symposia

Various exhibitions & Seminars/Symposia/workshops are organized for scientists, engineers, technologists. Experts, social scientists and user communities in area of earth system science. Several academic institutions, research institute, CSIR labs, universities, non governmental organizations, government bodies, etc. are involved in this sphere of activities. Further outreach activities include popularization on Television & print media, Olympiads, quiz & other competitions etc. These endeavors are supported by Ministry of Earth Sciences.

a) Objectives:

To bring awareness about Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences among public, student and user communities.

b) Participating Institutions:

Earth System Science Organization, Delhi.

c) Implementation Plan:

The Ministry has been actively participating in various exhibitions in India abroad, highlighting the research and development programmes and achievements. 125 National and International exhibitions have been participated during the XI Plan period. The Ministry would continue to participate in various exhibitions in India abroad, highlighting the research and development programmes and achievements

Earth Day Celebration:In an effort to bring awareness among the public, schools and colleges, Earth Day is being celebrated on 22nd April across the country every year with the financial support of the Ministgry. 300 centres including educational and Science Centers in the country started celebrating Earth Day since 2008.

In an effort to bring awareness among the public, Earth Day will be celebrated on 22nd April across the country specially in Schools, College, Educational Institutions and Science Centers.

Popularization on Television and Print Media

The film “Science Safari” in regional television channels in local languages on various activities of Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology, produced by the National Geography channel was telecast many a times

The articles related to earth system services published in “Geography & You”, “Frontline”, “Namaskar” and “Shrishti” popular Magazines in English and “Bhugol aur Aap” in Hindi which is being distributed to various school.

he film “Science Safari” in regional television channels in local languages on various activities of Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology, produced by the National Geography channel was telecast many a times

The articles related to earth system services will be published in leading English and Hindi magazines.

Participation in International Earth Science Olympiad

Ministry supported participation of Indian students in the International Earth Science Olympiad. Since 2008 Indian team (4 students) bagged one Silver Medal and three Bronze medals at the Olympiad 2010.

Ministry will continue to support participation of Indian students in the International Earth Science Olympiad organised by Geological Society of India.

About 550 events are supported in area of Earth system sciences to provide platform to Scientists, Engineers, and Technologists. Experts, Social Scientists and User Communities. The beneficiaries are Professional bodies like IGU, IGC, ISCA, ISRS, IITs, NITs, National laboratories, Universities, Colleges/Educational Institutions, other Government bodies, NGOs etc.

About 1000 events are proposed for support in area of Earth system sciences to provide platform to Scientists, Engineers, Technologists. Experts, Social Scientists and User Communities across the country

d) Deliverables:

The Ministry will participate in approximately 50 exhibitions in India and abroad, highlighting the research and development programmes and achievements. Earth Day will be celebrated on 22nd April across the country. Ministry will support participation of Indian students in the International Earth Science Olympiad. Films in regional television channels in local languages on various activities of Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology will be produced and telecast. The articles related to earth system services will be published in leading 50 Newspapers and magazines. About 1300 events will be supported in area of Earth system sciences to provide platform to Scientists, Engineers, and Technologists. Experts, Social Scientists and user communities.

e) Budget requirement : 75 crores

(Rs. In crores)

Budget Requirement
Name of the Scheme 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Total
Outreach and Awareness Programme 11.00 12.50 14.00 17.00 20.00 75.00

 

Last Updated On 04/09/2015 - 15:04
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