19 April 2016 Current Affairs: FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) plans to set up two 'Mahila Huts' in the state for the upliftment of women belonging to all sections of the society through education and training. FLO is the women wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) which encourages and facilitate women to showcase their talents, skills, experiences and energies across sectors. We plan to set up the 'Mahila Hut' at Vadodara and Ahmedabad," Gujarat unit FLO Chairperson Roopa Patel.The centre (Mahila Hut) is a place where women belonging to all sections of the society, particularly the weaker one, can display products made by them to earn a livelihood.The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has already agreed to give a plot to FLO for setting up a hut and the work will begin soon.The Organisation mainly focus focus will is on empowering the girl-child and women at the grass-root level through education and training. The Gujarat unit of FLO will also construct women's toilets in primary schools in rural areas of state. We support efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel in making Gujarat an 'open defecation free' state.
FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) : FLO was established in 1983, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and industry (FICCI) which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India.FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) is the women wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).An all India forum for women, FLO has its headquarters in New Delhi, with 13 chapters covering different geographical regions of India.FLO represents over 4000 women entrepreneurs and professionals.With over 33 years of experience, FLO has been promoting entrepreneurship and professional excellence among women through workshops, seminars, conferences, training and capacity building programmes etc.The objective of the organization is to encourage and facilitate women to showcase their talents, skills, experiences and energies across sectors and verticals of the economy, for a truly inclusive economic growth trajectory.