Country’s first ‘Women’s Entrepreneurs Park’ to come up in Uttarakhand

The country’s first of its kind industrial park, exclusively for women entrepreneurs, was launched today by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat at the Federation House. to attract women to business and encourage them to initiate start-ups in the state.The event was organized by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO)

  •  The park will be located in Uttarakhand’s Sitarganj district and will be spread over 200 acres.  A 10-acre industrial park will be started in Sitarganj Phase-II of the State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (SIDCUL) in the first phase. More such specialised industrial parks across all the districts of the state will follow thereafter.
  • Rawat said a specific percentage of jobs will be reserved for women in the units located in the industrial park,The women, who are inclined towards the proliferation of small and medium industrial units in the state, will receive government support.
  • He assured the women entrepreneurs that the state government would set up a single-window umbrella organization for the benefit of units promoted by Self Help Groups and large units.
  • At present , Uttarakhand has over 1,000 women entrepreneurs and 469 units that are being exclusively handled by women entrepreneurs.
FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO):
FLO was established in 1983, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and industry (FICCI) which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India.
  • As an All India Organisation for women, FLO has chapters in Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hydrabad, Jaipur, Guwahati and Kolkata with its head office in DELHI.
  • FLO president -Vinita Bimbhet

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