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Women Scientists Scheme

Posted On: 13 DEC 2023 7:08PM by PIB Delhi

The ‘Women Scientist Scheme’ is one of the flagship programmes of the Women in Science and Engineering-KIRAN (WISE-KIRAN) Scheme that provides opportunities to women scientists to pursue research careers in the field of Science & Technology (S&T), especially those who had a career break. Under this scheme, thirteen (13) unemployed women scientists have benefitted with the assistance of Rs.1.93 crore in the last five years.  

Since the year 2018, approximately 1962 women scientists have benefitted under the Women Scientist Scheme. The State/UT-wise details of beneficiaries are mentioned below:

Sl. No.

States/UTs

No. of beneficiaries

1.  

Andaman & Nicobar

1

2.  

Andhra Pradesh

37

3.  

Arunachal Pradesh

3

4.  

Assam

35

5.  

Bihar

13

6.  

Chandigarh

36

7.  

Chhattisgarh

13

8.  

Delhi

214

9.  

Goa

7

10.  

Gujarat

49

11.  

Haryana

48

12.  

Himachal Pradesh

24

13.  

Jammu & Kashmir

39

14.  

Jharkhand

13

15.  

Karnataka

136

16.  

Kerala

126

17.  

Madhya Pradesh

50

18.  

Maharashtra

215

19.  

Manipur

18

20.  

Meghalaya

3

21.  

Mizoram

4

22.  

Nagaland

4

23.  

Odisha

38

24.  

Puducherry

9

25.  

Punjab

58

26.  

Rajasthan

49

27.  

Sikkim

2

28.  

Tamil Nadu

198

29.  

Telangana

106

30.  

Tripura

1

31.  

Uttar Pradesh

209

32.  

Uttarakhand

50

33.  

West Bengal

154

 

TOTAL

1962

 

The budgetary allocation for the Women in Science and Engineering-KIRAN (WISE-KIRAN) Scheme for the Financial Year 2023-24 is Rs. 131.20 crore.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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SNC/PK/LS1833



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