PRITHVI VIGYAN (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Govt Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     6th January 2024        

Context: The Union Cabinet Chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the overarching scheme “PRITHvi VIgyan (PRITHVI)”. into services for societal, environmental and economic benefit.   


  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • Services encompass:

oWeather forecasts and warnings.

oAlerts for natural disasters like cyclones, floods, and tsunamis.

oEarthquake monitoring and more.

  • Targeted Challenges: Weather, Climate, Oceanography, Cryospheric studies, Seismology and Sustainable resource utilization.
  • Objectives:

oAugmentation and sustenance of long-term observations of the atmosphere, ocean, geosphere, cryosphere and solid earth to record the vital signs of the Earth System and change

oDevelopment of modelling systems for understanding and predicting weather, ocean and climate hazards and understanding the science of climate change

oExploration polar and high seas regions of the Earth towards discovery of new phenomena and resources;

oDevelopment of technology for exploration and sustainable harnessing of oceanic resources for societal applications

oTranslation of knowledge and insights from Earth systems science

  • The Impact of PRITHVI

oCollaborative Effort: PRITHVI represents a collaborative effort across disciplines for comprehensive solutions.

oHolistic Scope: From atmospheric conditions to seismic activities, PRITHVI's focus encompasses the Earth's various dynamic systems.

oStrategic Goals: Aims to contribute to advancements in understanding and managing Earth's processes for sustainable development.

oCross-Sectoral Impact: The research initiative aims to benefit sectors ranging from environmental conservation to resource management.

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