CS calls for introducing new courses in various programmes organised by JKEDI

Chief Secretary, B R Sharma today called for introducing new and modern courses in the various programmes organized by JKEDI including the Vocational Training Programmes. He said JKEDI has a very important role to play in transforming the infrastructure and human resource available at the district level into vibrant institutes for skill transfer among youth.
The 19th meeting of the governing body of Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) was held here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, B R Sharma.
During meeting, the governing body reviewed the achievements of the institute in terms of providing training to the youth of the State and supporting them financially through various loan and credit linking schemes to enable them start their own ventures. It also approved the proposal to constitute a Committee headed by Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce to prepare a vision document for the institute for next 15 to 20 years. Director JKEDI, Dr M I Parray briefed the meeting about the progress and performance of the Institute over the years in bringing about a positive shift in the mindset of the youth to come forward and take up entrepreneurship as a career option. He said from 2010-11 to 2015-16, the institute has been able to facilitate the establishment of over 7200 units under the Seed Capital Fund Scheme, Youth Start-up Loan Scheme and Term Loan Scheme. He said during the financial years 2015-16, the institute has organized 674 Entrepreneurship Awareness Programmes (EAPs), 127 Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs) and 7 Entrepreneurship Orientation Programmes (EOPs). He said under Seed Capital Fund Scheme the institute has been able to facilitate the establishment of 646 enterprises in 2015-16 and for 2016-17, a target of 1200 units has been fixed.
Under the Youth Start-up Loan Scheme, the Institute has facilitated the establishment of 791 enterprises including 407 enterprises in 2015-16 and for the year 2016-17, the institute proposes to cover 1000 units under the scheme.

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