India’s first 100 Per Cent Women-Owned Industrial Park Starts Functioning in Hyderabad

Hyderabad-based FLO Industrial Park is a one-of-its-kind all green industry park for women entrepreneurs in India modeled to strengthen the women MSME ecosystem.

This year’s International Women’s Day was special as India’s first all-women’s Industrial Park announced operation. Hyderabad-based FLO Industrial Park in partnership with the Government of Telangana, on Tuesday, 8 March announced the launch of operations by 25 women-owned and operated units at the park, representing 16 diverse green category industries.

The 50-acre, FLO Industrial Park, established with an investment of Rs 250 crore, is a first-of-its-kind and the flagship project of the FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO). The participation is open to both Chapter Members and national members of FLO, and the industrial Park has already gained the attention of all the women entrepreneurs from India.

Conceptualized in 2013 exclusively for women, the industrial park was formally inaugurated by KT Rama Rao, Minister for IT E&C, MA&UD, and Industries & Commerce Departments, in the presence of Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary IT, Govt of Telangana; Balamallu, Chairman TSIIC, EV; Narasimha Reddy, VC & MD, TSIIC; Hanumantha Rao, Dy. Collector, Sangareddy; Ujjwala Singhania, FLO National President; Uma Chigurupati, Chairperson, FLO Hyderabad.

FLO and its members infused significant investment to build this park, wherein the government provided the roads, electricity, water, sewerage, and sub-station facilities. The park has also created amenities to offer a home environment for women by keeping in mind the necessities of women entrepreneurs, including designing crèches and playschools.

-Staff Reporter

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