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Land allocated by SIDCUL for women entrepreneurs in Sitarganj would house 100+ MSMEs: IAU

image Land allocated by SIDCUL for women entrepreneurs in Sitarganj would house 100+ MSMEs: IAU

Dehradun, June 23 (KNN) With an objective to promote industries in the state and boost entrepreneurship amongst women, the State Infrastructure and Industries Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (SIDCUL) has allocated 25 acres land in Sitarganj phase-II in Udham Singh Nagar district.

This is being done to develop a business chain run solely by women.

Talking to KNN, Pankaj Gupta, President, Industries Associations of Uttarakhand, said that, “The dedicated reservations for the women entrepreneurs are definitely going to benefit the sector. Women, here, are really working for setting of some projects. These projects are basically in the food processing field. If everything goes well, approximately 5000+ jobs will be created by this reservation which will be both for men and women.”

“This will help to develop the entrepreneurial skills of woman. Seeing which, other women will also be encouraged. Down the line, more and more women will make efforts to become entrepreneurs,” he continued.

SIDUCL also intends to give various incentives to cottage industries so that they proliferate not just in Udham Singh Nagar but also in other districts, to provide livelihood options for women.

He also said, “This area of 25 acres can give place to approximately 100+ MSMEs.”

“We are doing something for the women as far as setting common facility or service centres for them. That’s another area we are working at, and we are coming up with 4 common service centres for them. These would be like you bring in your raw material, the machines are there so you process it, pay for it and sell your products. You don’t have to set up your own service centres for those. So cost of setting up plants will be reduced. The major areas of these MSMEs will be food processing, spices, honey and cereals like greens, mallets, dals, etc.”, the president of IAU said. (KNN/FA)


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