SRINAGAR: A three-week long Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) concluded on Monday at JK Entrepreneurship Development Institute’s Rajouri centre.
A release issued here said 37 aspiring entrepreneurs, including eight women, participated in the EDP.
The candidates were trained under self-employment component of Himayat scheme implemented by JKEDI, with an aim to provide entrepreneurial skills for sustainable livelihood to youth of J&K and facilitate access to finance and support services to at least 50 per cent of them, it said. The training programme was modeled for manufacturing and services sector and the aspiring entrepreneurs have chosen various activities like sheep and dairy farming, manufacturing, retail shops, departmental stores, and boutiques, it said.
It said the unemployed youth were exposed to a “comprehensive participatory training course” of the institute to equip them with what they need to start a profitable business.
EDPs aim at providing lessons on skill development, performance improvement as well as business cum sector specific, and self-development training to the participating youth, the release said.
“The institute is going to conduct district-wise entrepreneurship development programmes (EDPs) throughout the state in the month of October under self employment component of Himayat. The EDP in district Rajouri is scheduled for October 15 and the interviews of applicants shall be held on October 12,” it added.