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EDI trains 178 youth for self-employment

Three batches comprising 178 aspiring entrepreneurs including 50 women Wednesday passed out from Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) after completing the three-week Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP).

The candidates were trained for entrepreneurship at Pamporecampus and Centre for Women Entrepreneurship, Kashmir (CWE-K), under SeedCapital Fund Scheme and Youth Startup Loan Scheme. 140 candidates including 12females were trained at Pampore, while 38 women were trained at CWE, PressEnclave Srinagar.

The trained womenaspirants have opted business activities like Boutique, Saloon, Ladies Gym,Vocational Institute, Preparatory School, Tour and Travel Agency, DepartmentalStore, Flex Printing, Sale of Electronic items, Manufacturing of woollen andleather items, Zari Craft, Fresh flowering decoration and themes, wholesale ofgarments, dry fruit packaging, stationery and online retailing and trading etc.

The trained candidates hailed from Srinagar, Ganderbal,Pulwama, Anantnag, Shopian, Budgam, Kupwara, Bandipora, Kulgam. The trainedaspirants hailed the designed curriculum for the program.

In the next phase, the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) ofthe trained candidates shall be prepared by the institute for their respectiveactivities, to be followed by preparation of financial appraisals and otherrelated process for disbursement of funds to enable the trained candidatesestablish their business ventures.

The EDPs are generally aimed at providing lessons on skilldevelopment, performance improvement as well as business cum sector specificand self-development training to the participating youth.

Meanwhile, the Centre for Women Entrepreneurship, Kashmircelebrated one year of success at its office along with the internationalwomen's day.

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