The Madurai District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association (MADITSSIA) has invited entries for MADITSSIA-Sakthi Masala Woman Entrepreneur Award for 2011 from women entrepreneurs in southern districts of Tamil Nadu.

The selected entrepreneur will receive an award worth Rs 10,000.The award is being sponsored by Sakthi Masala.

Any small scale/tiny industry that has commenced production before April 2008 in the following nine districts – Madurai, Dindigul, Virudhunagar, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Kanayakumari and Theni – would be eligible for the awards.

According to MADITSSIA president V. S. Manimaran, the award would be decided on factors such as productivity, employment generation, management skills, profits generated, employee welfare and quality.

A panel of judges, comprising officials from Canara Bank, Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation (TIIC), District Industries Centre (DIC) and representatives of MADITSSIA, All India Manufacturers' Organisation (AIMO), Sakthi Masala and women organisations would choose the awardees.

The application form can be obtained from any office of DIC, TIIC Ltd., District Head Quarters/Branches of offices of State Bank of India, Canara Bank and Lead Bank and District SSI Association of the concerned district.

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The completed application should reach MADITSSIA on or before April 25. For further details, contact MADITSSIA at 1A/4A, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Madurai-625 020. Telephone no: (0452) 252 3966 / 252 3967,, says a press release.