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English Release 1-August 2014
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  • President's Secretariat
  • President congratulates medal winners in Commonwealth Games
  • Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • About 81.35 Crore People to Get Subsidised Foodgrains Under National Food Security Act
  • Food Subsidy Estimated to be Around Rs. 1,31,086 Crore
  • The Steps to Expedite Payment of Pending Dues to Sugarcane Farmers
  • Transportation of PDS Foodgrains Through Sea Route to Ensure Timely Availability
  • Min of Earth Science
  • India Deploys its First Sub-Surface Ocean Moored Observatory in the Arctic
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • ACC Appointment
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Diesel Under-Recovery decreased to Rs 1.33/litre for the fortnight commencing 01.08.2014
  • Min of Women and Child Development
  • Draft Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014 circulated for inter-ministerial consultation
  • Min of Youth Affairs & Sports
  • Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal congratulates Indian medal winners on the 8th day in Commonwealth Games 2014

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Ministry of Earth Science18-March, 2013 17:31 IST
Rise in Sea Level

Reported study published in Environmental Research Letters of Nov., 2012, through http:// iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/7/4/0440305/article confirms that sea level rise is happening as fast and in some cases faster than climate models had projected. The satellite based linear trend during 1993-2011 is estimated to be 3.2±0.5mm/year that is about 60% higher than the best estimate of 2.0mm/year by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 2007 assessment report. However, the estimated sea level rise by the tide gauge records (of over 200) for the period 1993-2009 is found to be about 2.8±0.8mm/year.

Sea level rise is a very slow phenomenon and is manifested globally with pockets of sea level rise/fall trends. However, the trends of sea level rise as estimated by tide gauge data is found to be 13mm/decade. The corresponding satellite derived estimates over the Indian Ocean are found to be in the range of 3.0mm/year with pockets of higher rise along the east of Malaya peninsula, south Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Australia.

However, no alarming warning has been given by the concerned authorities, both foreign and Indian, to the population living in the coastal regions.

Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Shri S.Jaipal Reddy gave this information in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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