Deep Ocean Mission

Consider the following statements regarding the newly approved Deep Ocean Mission (DOM):

  1. DOM is three-year mission aimed at exploring Deep Oceanwith major thrust to help India harness various living and non-living (water, mineral and energy) resources from the seabed and deep water.
  2. Union Ministry of Earth Sciences will be the implementing agency for DOM.
  3. India has been allotted a site of 85,000 sq. km. in the Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) by the UN International Sea Bed Authority for exploitation of poly-metallic nodules (PMN).
  4. For DOM, a remotely operable submersible (ROSUB 6000) - capable of operating at depths of 6,000 metres, has already been developed and tested successfully up to 5,289 metres depth.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Select the correct answer from the codes given below.

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 4
C
1 and 3
D
1 and 4
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