DIC organizes awareness programme on entrepreneurship for college students

Director, I&C Jammu, Anoo Malhotra and officers of DIC during an awareness programme at Udyog Bhawan, Jammu.
Director, I&C Jammu, Anoo Malhotra and officers of DIC during an awareness programme at Udyog Bhawan, Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 26: A one-day awareness-cum-training programme on “Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management System” was organized today by District Industries Centre (DIC) Jammu for college students, here at Udyog Bhawan.
Speaking on the occasion, Director, Industries & Commerce (I&C), Jammu, Anoo Malhotra, stressed on all DICs to conduct such programmes on regular intervals for spreading awareness among the unemployed youth about the various schemes being implemented by the Government so that the benefits percolate to gross-root levels.
She apprised the audience about 14 focus-sectors of UT of J&K. She also informed that a film city, one logistic park and two IT towers are in pipeline.
General Manager, DIC Jammu Subah Mehta said that the major focus of workshop was to motivate the college students to opt for own ventures under the various schemes viz. Prime Minister Employment Genera-tion Programme (PMEGP), Start Up, Stand Up and avail benefits under present industrial package.
During the programme, a detailed presentation was given on “Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management System” by CEO SMVDU TBIC, Dr Savarkar Sharma, and Incubation Manager SMVDU TBIC, Swati Sharma.
Navjeet Kumar from Invest India, New Delhi threw light on Start up India Scheme.
During the workshop, the participants were made aware about how the innovative ideas can be converted into successful ventures. They were also informed about the facilities including office space, lab, mentor support, etc and monetary support upto one crore provided by the Government of India.
Mohammad Arshad and Abhay Gupta gave detailed lecture on various schemes being implemented by DIC Jammu. It was informed that financial support upto Rs 25 lakh and subsidy upto 35% is provided to unemployed youth for setting new ventures under service and manufacturing sectors.
Divisional Officer, JK Pollution Control Board, Arshad Malik gave detailed presentation on Waste Management System for Healthy Environment and Role of the Pollution Control Board in implementing the same in different sectors.
The workshop was attended by the students from the ITI RS Pura, ITI Canal Road, Jammu, Women College Gandhi Nagar, MAM College, Women ITI College, Women College Parade, Govt. Polytechnic College Jammu, GGM Science College.
The workshop also attended by Joint Directors, Trishala Kumari and Ved Parkash, DD (P&S) Manisha.