The Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Science Dr. Harsh Vardhan has expressed happiness for increased allocations for various departments relating to Science & Technology. Complimenting the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley on presenting a ‘progressive looking Union Budget’, he said that increased allocations for science & technology are in line with the thinking of the Government to put science and technology to use for the welfare of the people. Dr. Harsh Vardhan pointed out that there has been nearly an increase of about 10 percent from Rs.33467 crore to Rs.37435 crore.
Similarly, budget allocations for various departments relating to Ministry of S&T and Ministry of Earth Science have also been substantially increased. They are as below
DST : BE 17-18 - Rs 4836 Cr against RE of Rs 4493 Cr in 2016-17
DSIR : BE 17-18 - Rs 4446 Cr against RE of Rs 4062 Cr in 2016-17
DBT : BE...