Department of Atomic Energy sanctioned Rs. 75 crore for pre-investment activities for Funding for LIGO-India Project

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Observatory for Gravitational Waves study - India (LIGO) in collaboration with LIGO Laboratory
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Funding for LIGO-India Project

By PIB Delhi

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Government of India accorded In-principle approval for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO)-India project at an estimated cost of Rs. 1260 crore.

 In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today, Dr Jitendra Singh said, subsequent to the In-principle approval, the Department of Atomic Energy sanctioned Rs. 75 crore for pre-investment activities.

The Minister informed that India partners with the United States of America (USA) under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Department of Atomic Energy & Department of Science & Technology and National Science Foundation of USA to set up a LIGO Detector in India as part of a Global Network of Gravitational Wave Detectors under the LIGO-India Project.

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