Drastic cut in Science Budget cripples mega projects

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    A drastic cut in India’s science budget is likely to delay implementation of several mega projects that would have allowed researchers to join hands with scientists and engineers from abroad to create world-class facilities for exploring frontier areas of science.

    These international mega-science projects range from Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO) in Tamil Nadu and Square kilometre Array (SKA) in Australia to Facility for Anti-proton and Ion Research (FAIR) in Germany. India will also be partnering in Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) and Laser Interferometer Gravity Observatory (LIGO) whereas the ongoing collaboration on high-energy physics at CERN, near Geneva, one of the outcomes of which was the discovery of Higgs Boson, would continue in full flow.


    “We have approved 4 to 5 new mega science projects in the 12th plan including SKA, LIGO and TMT,” K Kasturirangan, member (science) in the Planning Commission told Deccan Herald on the sidelines of centenary edition of Indian Science Congress here.
    Notwithstanding the commission’s approval, financial constraints remains the biggest bottleneck in realising these projects as science budget was cut by 35 per cent in the current fiscal crippling a large number of ongoing programmes, sources said.

    Budget cut may delay mega science projects

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    It seems the cut in Defence wasn't enough to sustain the Cash for Votes scheme
     
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    And the readers need to keep in mind that we have just entered the 4th quarter, and another 3 months are left for the fiscal end.
     
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    The government seems to be on a very determined path to cripple India's science and defense industry.

    Thank the gods we have fuggin' elections in a year.

    On second thought (subsidies for votes), No thanks.
     
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    Last time I heard PM made special budget provisions and increased funding for sciences and R&D at university level etc. Is this cut unrelated to that budget increase? If not then this govt. is hell bent on bringing this nation backwards.

    Even if we support science and innovation with double the budget our standing in the age of the world will still remain far behind for many decades to come as compare to developed world.
     
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    They have lots of expense like bringing special freebies for minority people ,freebies for sc/st etc
     
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    This moronic government has even made me, one of the biggest detractors of the BJP, praying that the BJP wins the next elections!
     
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    fiscal deficit crippling GoI big time.

    people dont buy gold. dont burn petrol, buy govt securities and invest in long term funds to see growth back on track and science budget going up again.
     

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