Next JKEDI changing lives: Provides self-employment opportunities to educated, unemployed youthThe JKEDI is helping to provide self-employment opportunities to a large number of educated, unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir.advertisement Asian News International New DelhiSeptember 5, 2019UPDATED: September 5, 2019 16:58 IST The JKEDI is helping to provide self-employment opportunities to a large number of educated, unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir (image courtesy – ANI (left))The Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), which was established by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir in March 1997, has helped to provide self-employment opportunities to a large number of educated, unemployed youth in the region. The youth received training from JKEDI, Poonch and are also helped by the organisation financially. A large number of them started their own work and are earning well. JKEDI is working in the area from 2012.A beneficiary, Fariq Ahmed said, “I took a loan of Rs 4 lakh and started the business of spare parts and repair. This is a good scheme for the government. I have 3-4 people employed under me. We want to thank the government for this. My business is running well.”The beneficiaries express their gratitudeThe beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to JKEDI for changing their lives. Mohammad Iqbal Khwaja, who claimed that his business has grown exponentially, said all of this has been done with JKEDI’s help.”I have taken a loan of nearly 10.5 lakh. I started a business. Today, the business has increased exponentially. All of this has been done by government.” said Mohammad Iqbal KhwajaIqbal Ali, Assistant Faculty, District Centre Poonch says, “Our motive is to reach out to the educated people who are unemployed and show the way to them and give financial assistance to them. We have established 800 units.”About Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute: JKEDI has been established by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir in March 1997 to effectively enable entrepreneurship development in the state. The institute started its regular activities from February 2004 and has positioned itself as a learning centre par excellence with state of the art regional centers across Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. Besides, JKEDI Community Organisers have been set up in all of the 22 districts enabling entrepreneurship and promoting development at the grassroots.advertisementRead: Need to improve quality of education: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on teacher’s dayRead: 50% of Indian students consider their teachers as friends, reveals Teachers’ Day special surveyRead: Chandigarh University announces Dhyan Chand Sports Scholarship worth Rs 2 crores for sports achieversRead: Rajasthan govt makes a state-level committee to regulate coaching institutes Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKaran Yadav Tags :Follow Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development InstituteFollow EducationFollow employment
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