SRINAGAR: A batch of 33 aspiring entrepreneurs Friday completed three-week Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) at Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI).
The candidates were trained at the institute’s Jammu campus, JKEDI said in a release here.
It seven women are part of the batch set to take enterprise creation as their career option.
“The unemployed youth received training under Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) and Youth Start up Loan Scheme (YSLS) and were exposed to a comprehensive training course EDP to equip them with what they need to start the profitable businesses,” it said.
“The candidates trained have mostly chosen manufacturing and service as their line activity.”
The participants, motivated to start their entrepreneurial ventures, shared their experiences at the valedictory event at which the JKEDI’s Regional Coordinator for Jammu Dr Majid Manzoor Khan also interacted with them.
Dr Khan highlighted the scope of entrepreneurship and its contribution in the economic development of the state.
“Jammu and Kashmir needs its own entrepreneurs who would utilise the state resources and lead J&K towards economic self-reliance in the times ahead,” he said.