Funds for Space Technology during the last three years are given below:

The amount of funds allocated to Department of Space for the development of space technology during the last three years are given below:

 

(Rs. in crore)

 

Financial Year Budget Allocated
2013-14 5172.00
2014-15 5826.00
2015-16 6959.44

During last financial year, the Department of Space has utilized funds to the extent of 99.43% w.r.t. to RE allocations.  The details of amount utilized and that has remained unspent during the last financial year is given below:

(Rs. in crore)

 

Financial

Year

Revised

Estimates

Actuals Amount

unspent

% utilisation

wrt RE

2015-16 6959.44 6920.00 39.44 99.43%

The requirement of funds for Space Technology is driven by the programmatic targets envisaged during coming years. It is proposed to increase the budget allocations in 2016-17 for Space Technology compared to RE allocation made during previous financial year.  The increased allocation is proposed to be utilized for meeting the programmatic targets such as supporting space based information technology connectivity in the country through first generation high throughput communication satellite like GSAT-11 operating in Ka/Ku band; development of Advanced Launch Vehicle Technology; high-resolution imaging system; Satellite Navigation System; and Space Science & Planetary Exploration. This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.