MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 405
BE ANSWERED ON 3rd MARCH 2005
for Scientific Department
405. Shri T.T.V. DHINAKARAN:
Will the Minister of SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY be pleased to
whether it is a fact that plan allocation for Scientific
Departments have doubled during the tenth plan;
if so, the
whether new schemes have been introduced
in areas of Research and Development during the tenth plan; and
so, details thereof?
A N S W E R
OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AND
MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE DEPARTMENT OF OCEAN DEVELOPMENT
Government has placed an outlay of Rs.25,243.00 crores in the Tenth Five Year
Plan for the Central Scientific Departments namely Department of Atomic Energy,
Department of Ocean Development, Department of Science and Technology, Department
of Biotechnology, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research and Department
of Space, as against an outlay of Rs.12,022.17 crores during the Ninth Five Year
Plan. The allocation for the Tenth Five Year Plan is more than double the allocation
made during the Ninth Five Year Plan, which indicates Governments commitment
of development of science and technology.
( c) &
(d) Some of the important schemes being taken up during the tenth plan for research
and development by the scientific departments are as following :-
of Science and Technology - Seismology, technology for bamboo applications, synergy
projects, nano science & technology, etc.
Biotechnology Stem cell research, human genetics, food and nutritional
biotechnology, development of improved crop varieties, etc..
of Scientific & Industrial Research Technology promotion, development
and utilization programme, upgradation and upscaling of solar photovoltaic operations,
fifty five new projects in networked mode.
Department of Ocean
Development - Comprehensive swath bathymetric survey of Indian exclusive economic
zone, gas-hydrate exploration & technology development for exploitation, acquisition
of new research vessel, geophysical study of Laxmi basin.
of Atomic Energy Advanced reactors design and development, research and
development in radiation technology for food preservation, health care, water
desalination and farm products, etc. CIRUS reactor utilization programme, micro/nano
technology, laser technology for industrial applications, low temperature physics
and superconductivity, etc.
Department of Space Chandrayaan
(Indias first scientific mission to moon), ASTROSAT (Multi-wavelength Indian
X-ray astronomy satellite), Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT), Advanced Meteorological
Satellite, GSLV Mk III and an integrated programme on reusable launch vehicles.