Earth Science Minister Dr Jitendra Singh informed on 12 January 2023 that India to send three person to 6,000 metre below sea level In MATSYA 6000 under Samudrayaan Mission:
- India plans to send a team of three individuals to depths of up to 6,000 meters below sea level for the exploration of resources such as minerals under the Samudrayaan Mission.
- The mission, which is expected to be completed within the next three years, will utilize a vehicle called the MATSYA 6000.
- The vehicle is being designed and developed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology in Chennai, and has the capability to operate for 12 hours under normal conditions, and up to 96 hours in emergency situations for human safety.
- The Indian government has allocated a budget of over Rs 4,000 crore over the course of five years for the Deep Ocean Mission.
- India has a unique maritime location boasting a 7,000 km coastline and 1,382 islands, this mission will play an important role for India.
India will send three person to six thousand metre below sea level for exploration of resources like minerals under Samudrayaan Mission. Earth Science Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said, a vehicle called MATSYA 6000 will carry three persons and this mission is expected to be realized in next three years. He said, the vehicle is being designed and developed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai. It has an endurance of 12 hours under normal operation and 96 hours in case of emergency for human safety.
The Centre had approved the Deep Ocean Mission at a total budget of over four thousand crore rupees for five years. India has a unique maritime position, over seven thousand kilometer long coastline, which is home to nine coastal states and one thousand 382 islands.