A Women Entrepreneurs Hub, which will exclusively cater products made by women, will be set up in Guwahati.
Industries and commerce minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said that the upcoming Incubation Centre at Ambari, Guwahati will dedicate two floors of the building for products, goods and artefacts designed and made by women.
Stating that only micro industries can provide large employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital investments than large industries, Patowary said that an Industrial Park will be set up at Jagiroad on a plot of 19 bighas land with 40 sheds of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) where women entrepreneurs will be given preferences.
Patowary announced this inaugurating the three-day exhibition on ‘Traditional Jewellery Designing and Making, Block Printing and Lifestyle Products’ at Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) in the city which was sponsored by the Women Cell of the Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce, Assam.
Additional chief secretary, Ravi Capoor said that the department has so far trained around 500 women in candle-making, natural dye, jute and water hyacinth weaving, and would extend all help to set up their own enterprises.
Additional director, industries and commerce, Manjula Saikia Bhuyan added that they are planning to provide a platform to the women entrepreneurs in upcoming events like IITF, New Delhi and BIMSTEC Expo, Kolkata.
Meanwhile, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), under the sponsorship of Women Cell, Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce, has sent 50 women for advance training programme for two weeks to Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore for food processing and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management (SVPSTM), Coimbatore for fashion designing.