Need for setting up EDIs at district level: CM

Need for setting up EDIs at district level: CM
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Visits JKEDI campus Jammu, takes stock of ongoing works

JAMMU: To be built over a cost of Rs. 82.89 crores, the Jammu campus of JKEDI is scheduled to be completed in three phases, spread over a period of three years. It would have all the facilities like incubation centre, hostel, library and other interactive facilities for young entrepreneurs.
The foundation of the campus was laid by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on July 09, 2017, who on Saturday inspected the construction work of the upcoming Jammu campus of Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) at Industrial Estate, Bari Brahmna, read an official handout.
According to the handout, the construction work of Phase-I comprising of Administrative Block, Public Relations & Model Counselling Centre, Guest House, and other allied works to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 21.06 crores commenced on November 14, 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by May, 2018. However, the institute will be made operational from the new campus from one of the structures to be completed within a period of two weeks.
In the second phase, hostel building at an estimated cost of Rs. 19.35 crores shall be constructed for the aspiring entrepreneurs who will come to attend various training programmes from remote areas of Jammu division.
In the third phase, Centre for Training and Skill Development and Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 42.48 crores, read the handout.
The chief minister while taking stock of the construction work (Phase-I), complimented JKEDI for the work it has done and asked the institute director to “ensure the completion of the first phase as per schedule” so that the youth of Jammu in large numbers could avail the benefits of the schemes being implemented by the institute. She also said that there was need to explore the possibilities of setting up such facilities at district levels, added the handout.