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Interim Budget 2019: Department of Space funds increased to Rs 11,538 cr

However, the sum to be allocated for developing and building INSAT and GSAT satellites was proposed to be cut for 2019-20

Isro  |  Science  |  Railway Budget

T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

ISRO's PSLV launch vehicle ready to be launched from Sathish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. File photo

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal allocated Rs 11,538.26 crore to the Department of Space in the Interim Budget for 2019-20. The development comes in the backdrop of upcoming important space programmes, including sending an Indian astronaut to space by 2022 and Chandrayaan-2, among others.



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First Published: Fri, February 01 2019. 21:10 IST