Ministry of Earth Sciences

Development of indigenous climate forecasting system

Posted On: 08 FEB 2024 6:15PM by PIB Delhi

A state-of-the-art Earth System Model (ESM) known as the IITM-ESM has been indigenously developed at Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. This is the first ESM from India and the climate change assessment carried out using IITM-ESM. It was also used in the latest Sixth Assessment Report prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The National Climate Change Assessment report documenting the regional climate change projections, has been released to benefit students, researchers and policymakers. The report is available at

An amount of Rs. 192.28 crores has been sanctioned to IITM-CCCR for Monsoon Convection, Clouds and Climate Change (MC4) sub-scheme during the period 2017-2023 for the development of climate forecasting system.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.



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