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Karnataka to have 4 industrial parks only for women

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Industries Minister cites examples of Sudha Murthy & Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, urges women to be job creators

BENGALURU:

In a bid to encourage women to take up entrepreneurship, the government of Karnataka will soon set up exclusive industrial parks dedicated to women in Mysuru, Dharwad, Harohalli and Kalaburagi, Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani announced on Thursday.

The Mminister made the announcement after inaugurating a women entrepreneurs’ event titled ‘Together We Grow’, organised by UBUNTU, a consortium of women entrepreneurs’ associations, to mark International Women Entrepreneurship Day, at a private hotel here. UBUNTU comprises over 30 women entrepreneurs’ associations and 1,500 members.

“Karnataka will be the first state in India to set up exclusive industrial parks dedicated to women in Mysuru, Dharwad, Kalaburagi and Harohalli. Women entrepreneurs should take advantage of this initiative and join hands with the government in driving industrial growth by taking up entrepreneurship and providing jobs,” Nirani said. In this connection, the Minister referred to the examples of successful women entrepreneurs like Sudha Narayana Murthy of Infosys and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon.

He lauded UBUNTU for supporting and guiding women entrepreneurs and promised to extend the government’s cooperation and support. “We are proud of the fact that today India has 13.5-15.7 million women-owned enterprises, representing 20% of all enterprises. Accelerating quantity and quality of entrepreneurship towards such benchmarks can create over 30 million women-owned enterprises, and this is not an impossible goal,” Nirani opined.

Praise for ex-Chief Secretary

On the issue of incentives for women entrepreneurs from weaker sections, the Minister said, “The amendment to the Factories Act, 1948 allows women to work in the night shift between 7 pm and 6 am. Additional incentives are proposed to special category entrepreneurs such as SC/ST women under the new industrial policy.”

The minister praised former Karnataka Chief Secretary Ratnaprabha, who heads UBUNTU, for promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship among women.

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