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Academic Science Gets Big Boost in Budget

Science  15 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5562, pp. 1993
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5562.1993a

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NEW DELHI-- Indian university researchers are cheering the government's new science budget, which includes a doubling of funding for academic infrastructure. The overall $300 million increase, to $1.5 billion, brings the R&D budget close to 1% of the country's gross domestic product; Prime Minister A. B. Vajpayee has pledged to raise it to industrial-world levels of 2%.