Union Finances 2021: Science ministries are allotted funds over Rs 15,000 crore

Union Finances 2021: Science ministries are allotted funds over Rs 15,000 crore

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her funds speech mentioned a ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ can even be launched.

Union Budget 2021: Science ministries are allocated funds over Rs 15,000 crore

Within the funds 2021-22, the DST has been earmarked Rs 6,067.39 crore, whereas the DBT has been given Rs 3,502.37 crore, and the DSIR Rs 5,224.27 crore.

The Ministry of Science and Expertise has been allotted Rs 14,793.66 crore within the funds 2021-22, a 20 per cent improve from the present fiscal. Individually, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has been allotted Rs 1,897.13 crore. The Ministry of S&T has three departments — Division of Science and Expertise (DST), Division of Biotechnology and Division of Scientific and Industrial Analysis (DSIR). All these departments performed a key function in combating the COVID-19 pandemic within the nation. Within the funds 2021-22, the DST has been earmarked Rs 6,067.39 crore, whereas the DBT has been given Rs 3,502.37 crore, and the DSIR Rs 5,224.27 crore.

In 2020-21, the Ministry of S&T was allotted Rs 14,473.66 crore nevertheless it was finally revised to Rs 11,551.86 crore. The allocation of the earlier fiscal was Rs 12,637.43 crore.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her funds speech mentioned a ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ can even be launched.

“Our oceans are a storehouse of residing and non-living sources. To raised perceive this realm, we’ll launch a Deep Ocean Mission with a funds outlay of greater than Rs 4,000 crore over 5 years. This mission will cowl deep ocean survey exploration and initiatives for the conservation of deep-sea biodiversity,” she mentioned.

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