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Dir JKEDI reviews preparedness of district Ganderbal for B2V4 programme

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SRINAGAR: The Director Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) Ajaz Ahmad Bhat on Tuesday visited Ganderbal district to take a detailed review of activities to be undertaken under Jan Abhiyan and ‘Back to Village’ programme phase-IV (B2V4).

The Director reviewed the set targets for Jan Abhiyan and B2V4 for the institute and stressed on an all inclusive and a vigorous approach towards involving all sections of the society.

He directed the officers to organize public outreach programs at grass-roots level involving panchayats and various social groups in the villages with a proper synergy between all the concerned line departments.

Bhat also inaugurated a 10-Day Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) conducted by JKEDI district Centre, Ganderbal. The programme was conducted under Tejaswini livelihood scheme at Boys Higher Secondary School Ganderbal.

This scheme is a special endeavour of Mission Youth, Government of Jammu and Kashmir.

During the programme, Dr. Meiraj-Ud-Din Bhat, Faculty and Incharge training JKEDI gave an overview of employment scenarios and the need for capacity building.

Vishal Ray, Faculty and in-charge Startup Policy talked about the startup scenario of the Union Territory.

In his address, Director JKEDI stressed upon the need to choose an appropriate business venture which is high in demand around the area like Dairy, Sheep farming, Fashion Technology and related services. Utilization of local raw material can enhance the viability of the venture.

He further said that one must become a smart marketer and use social media and digital platforms for promotion of business.

He said there was a need to incorporate entrepreneurship as a subject right from school level.

He also pointed out that Youth empowerment is the focus of the current government under the leadership of Manoj Sinha, Lt. Governor of J&K.

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