DG EDII Ahmedabad discuss development of EDI in Ladakh with LG Mishra
Leh: Director General (DG), Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad, Dr Sunil Shukla, called on the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), at Raj Niwas. Commissioner/Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Saugat Biswas, was present in the meeting.
DG EDII Ahmedabad informed about their plan to develop the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of Ladakh (EDIL) along with District Resource Centres and Business Incubators (DRCBIs) in Leh and Kargil to develop an entrepreneurial culture among youth and equip them with adequate knowledge and experience. He briefed that EDII Ahmedabad can play a strategic role in extending ‘concept-to-completion’ in setting up the Institute; formation and operationalisation; providing support as a knowledge partner; organise various entrepreneurial activities; creating an overall entrepreneurial eco-system in Ladakh; facilitating in development of human resources; implement specialist training programmes/research works/workshops/seminars, etc. He informed about implementing a three-year pilot project in Ladakh in collaboration with the Industries and Commerce Department, UT Ladakh.
DG EDII Ahmedabad apprised that the proposed Institute will facilitate the development of new start-ups and entrepreneurs and benefit youth from Ladakh through employment generation. He further shared that EDII Ahmedabad would provide professional support in deputing experts for EDIL for facilitating planning and organising the creation of new enterprises, sensitisation on capacity building, awareness, education programmes for various target groups; developing content for different programmes; conceiving, formulating and presenting proposals for EDIL and coordination with various bodies.
DG EDII Ahmedabad further briefed about its Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) Model and Centre for Advancing and Launching Enterprises (CrAdLE) and shared the plan to replicate CrADLE in Ladakh to target Appropriate Technology (AT) relevant to the region.
LG commended EDII for their exemplary work in the promotion of entrepreneurship skills among the youth. He assured EDII of all possible assistance in promoting entrepreneurship culture among the Ladakhi youth.