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A fresh batch of 78 aspiring entrepreneurs passed out from Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) after completing the three-week training programme.

“Keeping up with the trend, 15 women were among the latest batch of entrepreneurship aspirants that passed out from JKEDI’s Pampore campus to take enterprise creation as their career option,” an EDI statement said.

The training program was modeled for manufacturing and services sector and the aspiring entrepreneurs have chosen various innovative and modern activities to start their entreprenurial journey. “Activities like production house, dental lab, steel fabrication, modern hollow block and tile manufacturing, assembling of electrical goods, boutiques, sizzling and dressing of Devri stones for global market are worth to mention,” the statement informed.

“I am enthusiastic to take entrepreneurship as career and equally optimistic to contribute to State’s economy,” said Peerzada Muzaffer, an aspiring entrepreneur.

“The unemployed youth, who are all set to start their own business ventures now, were exposed to a comprehensive training course (EDP) to equip them with what they need to start a profitable business.

The candidates trained were from varied educational background  had interactions with successful entrepreneurs as well,” the statement added.

The candidates have registered for the Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) – a key component of the state government’s Sher-e-Kashmir Employment and Welfare Programme for Youth (SKEWPY), and Youth Start-Up Loan Scheme (YSLS) being implemented by JKEDI.


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