Union Minister Jitendra Singh announces exclusive women's portal for research grants and funds
The portal will become functional with effect from the first of April this year
Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh on Thursday announced an exclusive women's portal for research grants and funds.
The portal will become functional with effect from the first of April this year. Addressing the International Women’s Day celebration programme of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in New Delhi, the Minister informed that the Special Call inviting proposals from Women Scientists will open on the same day.
Dr. Singh lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his visionary effort to put Nari Shakti at the forefront of India’s development journey. He expressed happiness at the country's improved sex ratio as it is now one thousand twenty women per one thousand men.
In his speech, the Minister also informed that 68 per cent of two crore PM Awas-Gramin beneficiaries are women and over 23 crore MUDRA loans have been granted to Women beneficiaries.
He said that in the last nine years, there has been a massive increase in Women's Police Personnel and more than ten thousand Women Officers are serving in the Armed Forces, the majority in the Medical Services.