Of the Rs 7509 crore budget allocation, Rs 1509 crore has been earmarked for different projects.
In 2015-16, the revised budget for DoS was Rs 6959 crore, of which Rs 1359 crore was earmarked for various projects.
ISRO is the only science related department/ ministry, which has seen such a whooping hike in its budget.
The Department of Atomic Energy, which as the DoS comes under the Prime Minister’s Office, has witnessed a wafer thin cut in its budget.
In the Union budget 2016-17, the Ministry of Science and Technology has been allocated Rs 9,488 crore as compared to Rs 10,361 in 2015-16 while the proposed allocation to Ministry of Earth Science is Rs 1,418 crore in 2016-17 which was Rs 1,672 crore in 2015-16.