Women entrepreneurs rule the roost at Trade Fair

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New Delhi, Nov 18 (UNI) Women entrepreneurs are giving others the run for their money at the India International Trade Fair (IITF).

More than 100 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSES) are participating in MSME EXPO-2008 at Pragati Maidan, of which 70 per cent are run by women.

The products on display range from garments, house-hold utility items, food products, ayurvedic and herbal products to artificial jewellery, carpets, shawls, electrical and electronic goods, and cosmetics.

Most of the women entrepreneurs belong to the SCs/STs and minority community.

At a simultaneous technology fair, 'Techmart India 2008', more than 200 units from across India are taking part.

As many as 54 entrepreneurs from the North East are displaying their wares.

The main attractions of the exhibition are special displays by the Central Wool Development Board (Jodhpur), women entrepreneurs and units belonging to the SC/ST category.

The Techmart is being organised by the National Small Industries Corporation Ltd (NSIC), under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

The NSIC has provided special enclosure of 'Working Techmart', where stand-alone technologies for entrepreneurs are on display, such as the C-Brick making machine, interlocking machine, candle making machine, soya milk production, biscuit and cookies plant, hand-operated press, 'atta chaki', and nail-making and crimping machine, besides live cluster demonstration from the North East.

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