A three-week Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) concluded at Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute’s Poonch centre in which 29 unemployed youth including seven females were trained for self-employment.
The candidates were trained in services and agri-allied sectors at JKEDI District Centre, Poonch under the Himayat Self Employment Scheme (HSES) of Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
The training program was modeled for agri-allied and services sector based activities and the aspirants were trained for dairy, sheep, and establishment of small business ventures like readymade garment outlets, multi-utility stores, electrical goods etc. in different areas of Poonch district. The trained youth hailed from Mandi, Surankote and Mendhar areas of the frontier district Poonch. Special sectoral training was also provided to the trainees during the three-week EDP. A field-visit of the trainees to the successful business ventures in Poonch district was also part of the training program.
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 another related process for disbursement of funds to enable the trained candidates to establish their business ventures.