Orissa government plans for women entrepreneurship development

20th Aug 2009
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The Orissa government plans to start a women entrepreneurship development programme to empower and rehabilitate widows, single women, disadvantaged women and divorcees. Under the programme, women in the age group of 25 to 50 years would be identified, trained, and supported with available skills at the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED), Bhubaneswar.


The programme will be implemented by IED in association with the departments of women and child development, SC & ST development, panchayatiraj and industries department. The tiny or micro enterprises which can be taken up by women include juice making, laundry work, floriculture, spice making, grocery, house keeping, teas stall, dry snacks, mobile recharging, stationary shops, milk stalls, beauty parlour, book binding, fruit binding, embroidery work, cutlery shops, plastic toy selling among others.

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