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About Himayat

A pathbreaking initiative of Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, implemented by Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) Ahmedabad, as coordinating /monitoring agency, aims at providing entrepreneurial skills for sustainable livelihood to 10,000 youth of J&K and facilitate access to finance and support services to at least 50% of them over a period of 3.5 Years.

The project aims to generate sustainable livelihood opportunities through self employment for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir by the crosscutting approaches of holistic entrepreneurship development programs.

Joblessness in Jammu and Kashmir has long been exacerbated by a complex conflict and protracted instability. As such the state has been looking for opportunities in employment.

The weak, tenuous local economy and its fluctuations have left many with few or no options for economic management. While unemployment impacts everyone, this issue affects young people acutely.

Jammu & Kashmir has 6 lakh people registered with district employment and counseling centers. This created the need for special schemes like Himayat catering to youth from low-income families. It gives priority to those with humble socio-economic background.

Key Features:

  • The programme has been developed and initiated by the Union Ministry of Rural Development and is being implemented by Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI).
  • The scheme aims to train 10,000 youth in 3.5 years and provide financial linkages to at least 50 per cent trained candidates to start their business ventures.
  • A comprehensive three-week training course (residential) on how to run a successful business is provided by JKEDI.
  • Education: 8th (middle pass) onwards
  • Age: 18 to 35 years
  • For: Permanent residents of the state of J&K

Performance as on 11-May-2022

Total Informed: 42721
Phase I: 13091 & Phase II: 29630

Total Under Training: 0

Total Trained: 9493
Phase I: 4046 & Phase II: 5447

Total Approved: 5292
Phase I: 2161 & Phase II: 3131

Total Financed: 4668
Phase I: 1906 & Phase II: 2762

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