5% industrial sheds reserved for women

The Commerce and Industries Department has fixed quota for SCs, STs, Backward Classes, minorities, the disabled and women for allotting industrial sheds and sites developed by government agencies.

The department has also decided to earmark 20% of the sheds/sites developed by Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) to  micro, small and medium enterprises.

According to an order issued recently, 5% of the sites/sheds in new industrial areas developed by KIADB and Karnataka State Small Industries Development Corporation will be for women. Similarly, 22.5% of the sites/sheds will be for SC/STs.

The order states that not less than 10% of sites/sheds developed by the two agencies will be reserved for minorities, Backward Classes (category -1 and category 2A), disabled and ex servicemen. The beneficiaries will be allowed to pay in 6 equal quarterly instalments.

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