Pr Secy SDD chairs meeting on promotion of start-ups through SBDUs
JAMMU: Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department (SDD), Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, today chaired a meeting regarding the promotion of startups by SDD through the establishment of Small Business Development Units (SBDUs) and incubation centers in Polytechnics and ITIs of J&K.
Professor B S Sahai, Director, IIM Jammu, Director, Skill Development Department, Sudershan Kumar, Mission Director, Leena Padha, Principals/ Superintendents of Polytechnics and ITIs from Jammu and Srinagar besides faculty of IIM Jammu attended the meeting.
Dr Samoon, while addressing the meeting, said that Skill Development Department shall provide requisite space in 20 Polytechnics and ITIs for setting up of SBDUs and incubation centers. Besides, IIM Jammu team will help in designing the space and infrastructure for the office and incubation centers, and funds amounting to Rs 10 lakh shall be provided to each SBDU under Skill Development Mission, J&K.
Principal Secretary said that SBDUs in each district will deliver professional, high-quality, and technical assistance to budding entrepreneurs and existing small businesses.
Dr Samoon added that the SBDUs stakeholders meeting shall be organized by the department in January.
Prof Sahai, while speaking on the occasion, said that these SBDUs will provide one-stop business solutions and help small businesses access capital, develop and exchange new technologies, improve business planning, financial management, and marketing, and increase productivity and innovation. He said that selected SBDUs will provide hand-holding and capacity-building training to faculty to create an ecosystem of startups in J&K.