New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that Budget Estimates 2021-22 of Department of Space is proposed to Rs. 13,949 Crore, as against the allocation of Rs.9500 Crore in RE 2020-21, an increase of about Rs. 4,500 Crore.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today, he said, higher budgetary allocations for Indian Space programme shall be utilised towards meeting the future challenges and space preparedness.
Dr.Jitendra Singh also informed that to meet the growing demands of the usage of the Space Technologies and their applications for National Development (Societal, Government, Commercial and Strategic) using Communication, Earth Observation, Navigational and Space Sciences,ISRO has created Expert Committees consisting of members from ISRO, IMD, NCOAR, I &B, BSNL, DOT and user representatives to address and assess the demand for the satellites for the next generation. Based on the recommendations of the expert committee future satellite projects are conceived, he added.