10 Days Entrepreneurship Development programme by JKEDI concludes at Gbl & Pul


SRINAGAR : A batch of 58 aspiring female entrepreneurs passed out from Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) after completing a ten-day Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) today under Mission Youth’s Tejaswini Scheme at district centres of Pulwama and Ganderbal.

The trained youth hail from different areas of these districts and the purpose of the programme was to hone their entrepreneurial skills by providing the facility of training at their doorsteps so that the scheme covers maximum unemployed youth.

JKEDI aims to establish an ecosystem where the women entrepreneurs are encouraged to establish business venture units and become economically independent.

The Institute trains the candidates in Manufacturing, Services and Agri-allied sectors under the Tejaswani scheme. The EDP aims to inculcate skill development, performance improvement and basic business concepts to the aspiring entrepreneurs to push them on their journey of self-employment. A field visit of the trainees to the successful business ventures in their respective districts was also part of the training program.

The aspirants have chosen diverse activities, mainly dairy farming, sheep and poultry farming, retail outlets of readymade garments, boutiques, saloons, electrical goods stores, provisional stores etc in Pulwama and Ganderbal districts.

A team of trainers from the Institute’s Regional Centre, Pampore, assisted in providing quality training to these budding entrepreneurs at the district centres. The services of various guest faculties from line departments of DECC, DIC, J&K Bank, Insurance sector and Handicraft department were utilised during the EDP.

On completion of the programme, certificates were issued to the successful candidates by the officials of JKEDI .

The Institute so far has trained 760 women entrepreneurs under the aegis of Mission Youth’s Tejaswani scheme in J&K and 2310 DPRs have been prepared by the Institute which are submitted to the respective DECCs.