Higher Budget Allocation for Space Technology

New Delhi: While presenting the Interim Budget 2019-20 in Parliament today, the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal said that seventh dimension of our vision for the next decade aims at the Outer Skies. Our space programme – Gaganyaan, India becoming the launch-pad of satellites for the World and placing an Indian astronaut into space by 2022 reflect this dimension of our vision, the Minister said.

Given below is the budget allocation for some major schemes of Department of Space:

(Rs in crore)

Scheme2017-18Actuals2018-19BE2018-19RE2019-20BE
Space Technology5,9486,5766,9937,483
Space Applications1,5401,7461,5951,885
INSAT Satellite Systems5654121,330884