Union Ministers Dr Harsh Vardhan and Smriti Irani discussed areas for promotion of scientific temper among women in the country and convergence of efforts of different ministries in this direction at a meeting in New Delhi today.
Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the purpose of the meeting is to discuss the issues faced by women in the scientific field and identify ways and means for promoting scientific temper among women in our country.
He said the government aims to promote women-centric schemes, activities and programmes with a view to encouraging more and more women to opt for careers in Science and Technology including in scientific research.
Ms Irani said that the Ministry of Science and Technology should undertake research to identify the hurdles and challenges that women face while choosing carriers in the field of Science and Technology.
She said that convergence of efforts of different ministries are essential to achieve the aim of higher scientific temperament among women. She proposed that workshops should be conducted for leaders of scientific institutions to educate them to be sensitive towards gender equality.