Volume 94 Issue 11 | p. 32 | Latest News
Web Date: March 9, 2016

More money for India’s science

Budget for main grant-awarding agency rises 17% over last year
By K. V. Venkatasubramanian, special to C&EN
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: research funding, India, biotechnology

The Indian government’s annual budget, announced on Feb. 29, increases funding for science and technology, scientific research, and biotechnology within the Ministry of Science & Technology.

Budgetary estimates for the Department of Science & Technology (DST), India’s central agency for disbursing research grants in science, are $660 million, up by almost 17% over last year.

Health research funding would be hiked by $20 million, or 12.5%, over last year. In contrast, . . .

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