Emphasising the importance of science and technology, Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has announced “substantial’’ increases in the budget for the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Departments of Atomic Energy and Space for the coming year.
While Rs. 6,275 crore has been allocated to the Ministry of Science & Technology; Rs. 5,615 crore has been allocated to the Department of Space; and Rs. 5, 880 crore to the Department of Atomic Energy.