Hyderabad: Telangana government-led incubator for women entrepreneurs got compliments from the Centre as members of parliament visited the facility and interacted with the startups. The Standing Committee on Women Empowerment led by Dr Heena Gavit along with other MPs visited WE Hub. The members interacted with the startups and five startups – Hunar, Hecoll, Heamac, Merabills and Bluebot — presented their ideas and products.
The delegation of 15 MPs interacted with the startups that had an opportunity to showcase their products which included solutions for health tech, infratech, life sciences, pharma, logistics, and FMCG sectors.
“It is encouraging to see women entrepreneurs have a platform like WE Hub in India to support and scale them. While we are thrilled to hear about innovative solutions by women startups across the sectors, it is far more interesting to see WE Hub working with other State Governments like Gujarat and Jammu & Kashmir in complementing efforts towards Women Entrepreneurship” Dr Heena Gavit, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Empowerment of Women.
Deepthi Ravula, CEO, WE Hub, said, “Our team along with the startups presented both the opportunities and challenges for women entrepreneurs in India. The committee made strong recommendations in terms of providing safe workplaces for women and contributing effectively to the economic empowerment of women in India.”
‘TS schemes a role model‘
Meanwhile, the committee also appreciated the State government’s initiatives in introducing programmes such as KCR Kits and Kalyana Lakshmi and said Telangana was a model for other States to take up such welfare measures.
The committee also showered praise on the government for encouraging setting up of Nutri gardens, saying such gardens would be very helpful to women and children. The committee members arrived in the city on Monday on a three-day study tour. The committee began its tour with a meeting with the Women’s Commission at a hotel and later visited the Women and Child Welfare Commissioner’s Office, Ameerpet.
Women and Child Welfare Commissioner Divya Devarajan gave a detailed presentation on the welfare programmes implemented for women and children by the State government. The Commissioner also shared details about the distribution of KCR Kits in the State. Impressed by the programmes, the Women MPs complimented the State government for taking up KCR Kits and Kalyana Lakshmi schemes. Distribution of KCR Kits had significantly increased institutional deliveries, the committee members said, adding that these measures go a long way in helping the poor and downtrodden.
Further, noticing the Nutri garden set up at the Women and Child Welfare Commissioner’s Office, the Committee members enquired about the garden. The committee members said such measures were not being taken up in other States and stressed the need to replicate them, citing its benefits for women and children. Later, the committee members visited the call centre set up to address issues of differently-abled and senior citizens. They inquired with the call centre staff on the number of calls received in a day, the type of issues raised by complainants and the measures taken to address them.
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