Madhya Pradesh government has established an Entrepreneurship Development Center, under the State Skill Development Mission (MPSSDM), Department of Technical Education and Skill Development. The center was inaugurated recently by Minister of State for Technical Education & Skill Development, Deepak Joshi.
As said to be a first of its kind initiative in an official statement by the government, the centre has been established using a hub and spoke model, with EDC being at the centre and the network of Training and Entrepreneurship Officers (TEOs) providing the last mile support at the Division and District level.
Sanjeev Singh (IAS), Director, Directorate of Skill Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh, said, “The center has been set up under the technical assistance provided by the government of United Kingdom, under their ‘Skills for Jobs’ programme. Under the new National Policy on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship has emerged as one of the national priorities. The State of MP through this center aims at establishing the infrastructure and capacity to support entrepreneurship development among youth.”
Deepak Joshi further stated that the state will be training 7.5 Lakh youth annually, of which a large proportion will be supported by this centre in entrepreneurship domain, with subsequent focus on and support to first generation entrepreneurs from the marginalised and economically weaker sections of the society.
The first batch of ED Centre will begin in the month of February 2017.