The Department of Space has been given a marginal hike of Rs 338 crore in budget allocation, while the Department of Atomic Energy’s allocation declined by Rs 240 crore at a time when the two strategic organisations are executing high-ticket projects such as manned space mission Gaganyaan and construction of new nuclear power plants.
The DAE and the DoS come under the Prime Minister’s Office. The DAE has been allocated Rs 16,725 crore in 2019-2020, of which its allocation for power projects is Rs 4,547.18 crore.
Currently, over 15 nuclear power projects are under construction in various parts of the country. Read More