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Govt to encourage women scientists in the Science & Technology sector

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Govt to encourage women scientists
The Government has formulated a scheme Disha to encourage and promote women scientists in the Science and Technology (S&T) sector by enlarging the scope of gender parity initiatives for greater out reach of existing schemes and adding new components.

The Department of Science and Technology is implementing Women Scientists Scholarship Scheme which is specifically aimed at providing opportunities to women scientists and technologists for pursuing research in frontier areas of Science and Engineering.

The Department of Biotechnology under the Bio-CARe scheme provides support for women scientists, both employed and unemployed to build capacities so as to help them undertake independent Research and Development (R&D) projects.

The Ministry of Science and Technology proactively holds sensitisation and project formulation workshops in various parts of the country to motivate more and more women, minorities and weaker sections to take up scientific research as a career. 

Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Shri S.Jaipal Reddy gave this information in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. 

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