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Improve gender disparity in science, tech: Vardhan to scientific community

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and today urged the scientific fraternity to correct the under-representation of women in areas of and technology.

He was addressing a national conference on 'Technological Empowerment of Women' to commemorate the International Womens Day here.

said steps must be taken to expand funding to research in and technology by women scientists as the amount of funding at higher levels was less.

Women are not just home-builders, but nation-builders," he said.

The said that and technology were still considered to be the domain of men. He emphasised that women empowerment was the key focus of his government and outlined various schemes and initiatives for their empowerment.

also released a report titled 'Women in Science: A listening Session' besides distributing national awards to women scientists in the senior and young category on the occasion.

M S Swaminathan, and also addressed the gathering.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 23:47 IST