ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

(An Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India)
Home Visit of Honourable Vice President of India

Visit of Honourable Vice President of India

Honorable Vice President of India , Shri M Venkaiah Naidu visited Indian National Centre of Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad and interacted with the scientists and staff. Shri Md. Mohamood Ali, Deputy Chief Minister, Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation, ULC, Stamps & Registration accompanied him on the occasion. They were also joined by Joint Secretary of Ministry of Earth Sciences, Dr. Vipin Chandra, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Earth Sciences Government of India.

During the visit, Honourable Vice-President addressed the staff of INCOIS, delegates from 18 Indian Ocean countries, who are attending the ongoing 2nd ICG/IOTWMS Integrated Intersessional Meetings at INCOIS, Dr. M. V. Reddy, IAS, Collector (Medchal) and other guests from NGRI, Hyderabad Central University, etc.


Honourable Vice-President in his address clarified that the visit was motivated by his own personal interest in furthering the countries progress in 3 areas viz.

  1. Education
  2. Scientific Development and
  3. Assistance to the agricultural sector that includes 54-60 % of India's population.

He complimented INCOIS' role in making its services accessible for benefit of society and mitigation of natural calamities and was satisfied that the principle of information with confirmation is followed dedicatedly. He especially lauded INCOIS' single window Sagar Vaani that provides all INCOIS services in all 8 coastal languages as well as in English and Hindi and encouraged scientists to continue interacting with users like fishermen to further fine-tune the services.

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