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Harsh Vardhan launches scheme to support women scientists

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who also heads Ministry of Science and Technology, has launched a Department of Science and Technology (DST) scheme, titled “SERB-POWER (Science and Engineering Research Board - Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research)” on October 29. It is designed to support women scientists. Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research (POWER) is a scheme to mitigate gender disparity in science and engineering research funding in various programs.While speaking on the event, Harsh Vardhan said, “While internationally around 30% women are involved in science but in India it is 18.6 %,” said Harsh Vardhan.