Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) on Thursday started Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) at its Pampore campus under ‘Himayat’ Self Employment Scheme for the unemployed youth of J&K.

A batch of 42 candidates will undergo a three-week training programme with a focus on self-development, basic business skills, sector-specific technical inputs and will be apprised of all the formalities involved in setting up an enterprise.

The aim of the programme is to help the candidates to be self-reliant and enhance their capacity building and facilitate financial linkages.

The EDP is being conducted under Himayat Self Employment Scheme (Ministry of Rural Development- Government of India) and is being implemented by the JKEDI for the educated unemployed youth of J&K in the age group of 18-35 years so as to enable them to earn a livelihood.

The candidates have chosen a varied range of activities including bee-keeping, sheep farming and various service-related activities.

The trained candidates shall be provided financial linkage under Term Loan Scheme of National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation.


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