JAMMU, Sept 20: Apni Party provincial president women wing Namrta Sharma has appealed the Government to encourage entrepreneurship among young educated women by launching specific policies and programmes in the industrial, tourism and manufacturing sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Women entrepreneurs are innovative and need special attention from the Government. As a modern and educated society, the people in general and the Lt Governor’s administration specially should focus on strengthening women economically,” said Namrta Sharma while addressing a gathering of women in city outskirts.
Sharma appreciated the programme of the Government to encourage women in the Handloom and Handicraft sector and hoped that the Government will not limit itself in these sectors and will encourage their participation in industrial, tourism and other sectors.
“Women should be made partners in economic growth of Jammu and Kashmir. Many women having innovative ideas fail because there is no one to support them. Educated women want to cooperate in nation building and strengthening of the growth of the country,” she said.
She said that the women have proved their mettle in IAS and JKAS services, Army, and paramilitary and in police services but there is lack of interest being shown to launch women specific programmes in industrial sector and manufacturing.
The Government must formulate a committee and announce a special policy focusing on empowering women and encountering their participation as entrepreneurs with special incentives, demanded the Apni Party senior leader. In her series of meetings, Sharma appealed to the women to come forward and approach the J&K Entrepreneurship Development Institutes.
“These institutes provide professional training and assistance as well. If any women who want to start her-own business, should seek assistance from this department. The Apni Party will stand by them in case of any problem they face any problem in pursuing their dreams,” she said.