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The Union Minister of Earth Sciences said that an umbrella scheme Research, Education and Training Outreach (REACHOUT) is being implemented by the Ministry of Earth Sciences for capacity building.

  • REACHOUT scheme: The Research, Education and Training Outreach (REACHOUT) scheme consists of
    • R&D in Earth System Science (RDESS)
    • International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean)
    • Program for Development of Skilled manpower in Earth System Sciences (DESK)
    • This scheme is being implemented for the entire country and not State/UT-wise.
    • The main objectives of the above sub-schemes are
      • Supporting various R &D activities in the thrust areas of different components of Earth System Sciences that are theme and need-based and that would help in attaining the National goals set up for MoES.
      • Develop useful collaborations with international organizations for the mutual transfer of advanced knowledge in science and technology in Earth Sciences and to provide services to developing countries.
      • Develop skilled and trained manpower in Earth Sciences with the support of academic institutions in the country and abroad.