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300-acre “tech park” for women to be built in Karnataka, India

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A government-funded “tech park” for women is slated to be built in Harohalli, a village in the Karnataka state of India.  The Times of India reports that the 300-acre park, which has a projected launch date of November 2016, will employ 2,800 people and act as a hub for women entrepreneurs. The government has already received over 50 applications from ventures in the IT, food processing, textiles, telecom, and electronics fields. Women architects and contractors will drive the construction of the park. “Today there’s no platform for women entrepreneurs,” K. Ratna Prabha, additional chief secretary of the Commerce and Industries Department, told the Times of India. “[A]nd that’s why the state government thought it best to create an exclusive tech park for women.”

Read the full story at the Times of India.

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