The Polymetallic Nodules programme is oriented towards exploration and development of technologies for eventual extraction of nodules from the Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) allocated to India. India is presently having an area of 75,000 square km, located about 1600 km away from her southern tip. India is one among the top 8-countries/contractors and is implementing a long-term programme on exploration and utilization of Polymetallic Nodules. The Polymetallic Nodules Programme consisting of four components viz. Survey and Exploration, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study, Technology Development (Mining) and Technology Development (Extractive Metallurgy).
The deliverables expected out of the work program would comprise detailed site-specific thematic maps of relevance for poly metallic mineral exploration, and a comprehensive geoscientific database of the area.
Preparation of a high resolution map (3-d and 2-d) of the explored area delineating microtopographic features and related analyses using GIS.
Understanding and estimation of possible seamount hydrothermal deposits in the CIOB nodule-rich area (first generation mine site)
(Rs. In crores)
|Name of the Scheme||2012-13||2013-14||2014-15||2015-16||2016-17||Total|
|Survey & Exploration||15.00||15.00||15.00||15.00||15.00||75.00|
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