JKEDI Trains 68 Aspiring Entrepreneurs at Kupwara




A fresh batch of 68 aspiring entrepreneurs including six females Friday passed out from Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) after completing the three-week training programme.

The candidates were trained at JKEDI district office, Kupwara under Self Employment component of Himayat Scheme, a path breaking initiative of Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, aimed at providing entrepreneurial skills for sustainable livelihood to youth of J&K and facilitate access to finance and support services, a statement issued by EDI said this evening.

The three-week Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) started on Dec 29, 2015 and was modelled for manufacturing, services, and agri-allied sectors. The aspiring entrepreneurs have chosen various activities to start their entrepreneurial journey.

“I intend to start a boutique cum cosmetic outlet in my locality,” the statement quoted a participant, Afroza, from Kupwara town as having said.

Another participant, Javed Ahmed from Lolab, Kupwara aims to start a departmental store to help the people of his area get all household essential available at their doorsteps.

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.


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