On the 5th of January, the Union Cabinet gave its approval to a 'Prithvi' (Earth) programme that was worth ₹4,797 crore.

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is now running five different programmes, and this project incorporates all of them.

The programmes aim to enhance and expand long-term monitoring of the atmosphere, ocean, geosphere, cryosphere, and solid earth

The aim is to create models to understand and predict weather, oceanic conditions, and climate-related hazards, and understand the science behind climate change.

The programmes also aim to explore polar and high-seas regions of the earth to uncover new phenomena and resources

The aim is to develop technology for sustainable exploration and utilization of oceanic resources for societal purpose

The knowledge and insights gained from Earth Systems Science will be applied to provide services that benefit society, the environment, and the economy

Union Cabinet approves Ministry of Earth Sciences' PRITHVI scheme