New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has also been hit by the coronavirus. One, the work on all the centers of ISRO has been reduced due to the lockdown. After this, Corona has also attacked ISRO's budget. The government has made major cuts in the budget of the first quarter (April to June) of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the fiscal year 2020-21.
It is difficult to say how much will be affected by ISRO's functioning due to this deduction. But due to lockdown and limited access to money, many projects of ISRO can be delayed. That is, many missions will be delayed this year. Or they can also be postponed till next year. The Budget Division of the Department of Economic Affairs, under the Ministry of Finance, has issued an office memorandum to the Department of Space that 15 percent reduction is being done in the first quarter of your current financial year 2020-21. You have to run your expenses according to the instructions given.
Let us tell you that most of the scientists of ISRO are working in their homes during lockdown. All missions are on hold. Some mission work was completed. But all projects and missions have been asked to keep the status quo. About 17 thousand scientists and technicians engaged in ISRO centers are working on development work from their homes. All these development works are for the upcoming mission.