Rising Kashmir NewsPampore, Jan 24:
A fresh batch of 96 aspiring entrepreneurs including 22 girls Wednesday passed out from Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), Pampore after completing the three-week Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP). The candidates were trained for entrepreneurship at the institute’s Pampore campus under Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) and Youth Startup Loan Scheme (YSLS) being implemented by JKEDI for entrepreneurship development.
The training program was modeled for agri-allied, manufacturing and services sector and the aspiring entrepreneurs have chosen various activities like dairy, sheep and poultry farming, manufacturing, restaurants, departmental stores, trading and boutiques as their lines of activity. The trained aspirants hailed the designed curriculum for the programme. For candidates who have chosen agri-allied activities, a special nine-day sectoral training was also provided and they were provided five days on job training at the successful business ventures sponsored by JKEDI earlier. For the rest of the candidates, an industrial visit and market survey of two days each was part of the training program.
EDP (training) is part of the Institute’s ongoing process to reach every nook and corner of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and equip the unemployed youth with life sustainable business skills. The EDP is generally aimed at providing lessons on skill development, performance improvement as well as business cum sector specific and self-development training to the participating youth.
In the next phase, the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of the trained candidates shall be prepared by the institute for their respective activities, to be followed by preparation of financial appraisals and other related process for disbursement of funds to enable the trained candidates establish their business ventures.
Meanwhile a fresh EDP for 76 aspirants under Himayat Self Employment Scheme began at JKEDI Pampore campus on Wednesday.