What it takes to set up an all-women electric scooter factory in India

Ride-hailing start-up Ola interviewed and evaluated around 4,500 women and has hired 100, who started work after 15 days of technical training. PHOTO: AFP
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BANGALORE - The Pochampalli village in the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu is abuzz with the new Ola Electric scooter factory, which is run entirely by women.

"Until now, girls from here have never worked in a factory, let alone an automobile factory," said Ms R. Priyadarshini, a production associate at the factory, which started operations in September.

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