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Women Technology Park inaugurated at Scienced City

Women Technology Park inaugurated at Scienced City
Ms. Neelima
Kapurthala-Jalandhar, October 6, 2020: Economic empowerment of women is the most viable solution to integrate women into the developmental goals of the nation and Atma Nirbhar Bharat. The unseen foe (COVID-19) has really hit us hard, touching every section of the society and especially the poor, daily wagers and women at large. The ‘Women Technology park’ set up at Pushpa Gujral Science City is an attempt towards empowering the rural women and making them ‘Atma Nirbhar’.
The park was inaugurated by Joint  Development Commissioner Cum CEO Punjab State Rural livelihood Mission (PSRLM), Ms. Neelima.  While inaugurating, Neelima said that Women Technology Park is a technology modulation and a training centre with livelihood technologies for women. This park will enhance the capabilities of women and promote women entrepreneurship by providing equal opportunities, especially in rural areas. Further, she informed that Science City has started the first batch of residential training in Mushroom cultivation.  Punjab State Rural Livelihoods Mission has nominated Krishi Sakhis (64 in  two batches.) from 7  districts (Sangroor, Tarantarn, Ferozpur, Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Bhatinda and patiala) for the said training. Now, these trained Krishi Sakhis will further train  15000 identified Mahila Kisans within the State of Punjab.
Women Technology Park inaugurated at Scienced City

Deepti Uppal,Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala was the Guest of Honour at this occasion. She said that District administration has already provided a platform ‘Bibian Di Dukan’ for sale of domestic items like Desi Ghee, Biscuits, Turmeric, Pheny and other products prepared by the women Self Help Groups (SHG) from the district.  She also told that the District has 188 SHG’s and out of total 1992 members, 1400 are women, who not only prepare domestic items but are also involved in stitching suits and making handicraft items. Further, products/goods made by rural women in Women Technology park will also be sold in ‘Bibian Di Dukan’, she added.

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