Technology park turns rural women self-reliant

Monday, July 31, 2017

The first of its kind Women Technology Park (WTP) set up by the S.R. Engineering College with the help of government agencies is proving to be a boon for the rural poor.

Women are being identified and brought to the park to expose them to latest technology and entrepreneurial ideas. From construction technology, making of brass items, preparing yarn from banana fibre and much more are being taught to the women here.

Project Coordinator K. Kiran Reddy said that they had trained ten women on extraction of banana fibre to make yarn also called ‘musa yarn’.

Source: The Hindu (link opens in a new window)

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