The business eco-system in Kerala is gradually witnessing active involvement of women as 35,000 new enterprises have been launched by women entrepreneurs in the last eight months in the state.
The data on the number of new women entrepreneurs was revealed by Industries Minister P Rajeev announcing how the state’s business landscape has given confidence to women to come forward to start their own ventures.
As per the Minister, the state government’s “Year of Enterprises” project witnessed over one lakh new businesses being registered in the state in the last eight months and out of the one lakh businesses, 35,000 of them were launched by women.
“35000 Women Entrepreneurs!!! The Year of Enterprises which created history by starting 1 lakh enterprises in 8 months is making another history for Kerala. This is a proud achievement – more than 35,000 women entrepreneurs! In many sectors, more than 30% are women led enterprises,” Rajeev announced on Twitter.
A data on “Year of Enterprises” project earlier released by the industries department had shown that over one lakh enterprises, employing 2,20,500 persons were launched in Kerala in the last eight months bringing in an investment of Rs 6,282 crore. The project was launched by the state government with the active support of local self-government institutions to provide necessary support to entrepreneurs who want to launch their own business.