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Ajaz Ahmad Bhat reviews functioning of JKEDI 

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Directs to start free counseling control rooms across UT

SRINAGAR: The Director Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, on Saturday chaired a review meeting at the Institute’s Pampore campus.

During the review meeting, the functioning of the Institute, progress made under different self-employment and entrepreneurship development schemes being implemented by the institute, and other related issues were discussed threadbare.

The Director exhorted all the Senior Faculty members, Vertical In-Charges, and District Nodal Officers to double their efforts in reaching out to the people. He said that mass awareness in every area of the UT is much required.

Reaching out to tribal and border areas should be the priority, he said and stressed the need to use social media and other digital platforms to sow the seeds of entrepreneurship in every part of the UT.

He directed all the District Nodal Officers to immediately start free counseling control rooms in their offices and display telephone numbers so that people can reach out and start a profitable venture. In addition to this, two model counseling centers will be established at the regional campuses of Pampore and Jammu.

In his address, the Director stressed the need to liaison and enhance coordination with the line departments through constant feedback, so that a convergence of various government initiatives and schemes will benefit the youth.

There is a need of creating a single information booklet that enumerates schemes and initiatives of all the government departments, he said adding that the Institute should promote ventures which use local raw materials that will act as a driver of economic growth and job creation.

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