The Golden Jubilee Biotech Park for Women, Siruseri, Chennai
The Park was established by Govt. of Tamilnadu at Siruseri, Kanchipuram District with support from DBT and is fully functional since 2001. It was registered as a Society under the Tamil Nadu Society’s Registration Act 1975. It is a joint project of the Government of Tamil Nadu and DBT. An amount of Rs. 400 lakhs has been provided by the Department of Biotechnology.
The Park has a Lab facility for providing Quality testing and Training programs for providing hands-on experience and to generate revenue streams for the Park. It is an entrepreneurial facility for women Scientists aided with managerial skills and capable of making small-scale investment, to independently take up the functioning of the lab.
At present the park is fully occupied. 80% comprises of 1st generation entrepreneurs. All entrepreneurs are women. In all there are 150 workers which includes 50-60% of women both skilled/unskilled.The total annual turnover is Rs. 5 Cr.
The production units that have been set up are for herbal cosmetics, bio-pesticides, bio-fertilizers, spice fortified with herbs, and essential oil, ready to eat snacks etc.