Pampore: A batch of 91 aspiring entrepreneurs Saturday 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).
The training program was modelled for agri-allied, manufacturing and services sector and the aspiring entrepreneurs had chosen various activities like dairy, sheep and poultry farming, manufacturing, restaurants, departmental stores, trading and boutiques as their lines of activity. For candidates who choose agri-allied activities, a special nine-day sectoral training was also provided and, they were provided five days on the 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.
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 processes for disbursement of funds to enable the trained candidates to establish their business ventures.