PAMPORE: A batch of 66 aspiring entrepreneurs completed a three-week Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) at Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) here.
The candidates were trained for entrepreneurship opportunities (agri-allied sector) at the Pampore campus under the Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) and Youth Startup Loan Scheme (YSLS) being implemented by the institute, an official handout read.
The training programme was modeled for agri-allied activities and the aspirants were trained for dairy, sheep, poultry rearing and mushroom cultivation. The aspirants hailed the designed curriculum for the programme. Special sectoral training was also provided to the trainees during the three-week EDP, it read.
EDP (training) is part of the institute’s ongoing process to reach every nook and corner of the State of Jammu and Kashmir and equip the unemployed youth with life sustainable business skills. “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”, it read.
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 process for disbursement of funds to enable the trained candidates establish their business ventures, it added.