Government Projects / Initiatives

Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana

“Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana (DUY) is an initiative of the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Uttarakhand which is being implemented by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad across the state of Uttarakhand.

DUY aimed at providing entrepreneurial skill development and self-employment opportunities to the youth across the state. Through this scheme, entrepreneurship training will be provided to youth to develop their entrepreneurial skills and become self-reliant.

Under the Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana, students, youth who are exploring livelihood opportunities, marginalized and differently abled communities are targeted. These benefits may include financial support in the form of loans and grants to establish and run their own enterprises. The scheme aims to improve the capacity and skills of the youth and provide them with the necessary training to become successful entrepreneurs, thereby contributing to economic development in the state.

The Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana is a significant initiative that supports the growth of entrepreneurship and self-employment among the youth of Uttarakhand.

 

Vision:

To strengthen entrepreneurship development and Startup creation mission on educational campuses, rural areas and among the disadvantaged and the marginalized through holistic and strategic interventions.

 

Objective:

With the objective of creating Youth Entrepreneurs who can build enterprises and provide job opportunities to fellow citizens, EDII will work towards Building Entrepreneurial Mindset, Imparting Soft Skills and Opportunity Identification Skills and, subsequently assist in Business Plan Formulation, Small Business Management & Enterprise Launching through a series of interventions:

  • Bootcamps to Business Plan Creation at Institution Level
  • Sensitization Workshops for Vice-Chancellors, Principals, Leading Educationists & Govt. Officials
  • Startup Entrepreneurship Faculty Mentor Development Programme
  • Project Profiles on Emerging Startup Opportunities
  • Mega Startup Event and Seed funding to Student Startups
  • Centre of Excellence [CoE] inEntrepreneurship
  • Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana for Youth under Higher Education Department
  • Activities on Startup Ecosystem Development
  • Vocational and Entrepreneurship Courses as Per NEP 2020

Core Activities

Centre for Empowerment of Differently Abled (CEDA)

State and Societies have continually sought to institute plans and methods to evolve an inclusive approach to growth so that the struggles of the disadvantaged and the deprived could be reduced, and they could be integrated in the mainstream social structure. Several amiable policies and approaches have been put in place to ensure their wellbeing, including that of the differently abled whose daily struggles for living and livelihood are overwhelming.

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Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme

EDII has been roped in as a National Resource Organisation (NRO) for implementing the largest PAN-India rural poverty eradication programme, the Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP). SVEP is the sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) with the objective of helping Self Help Groups (SHGs) and their family members to set-up small enterprises in the non-farm sector.

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Hastkala Setu Yojana

As knowledge partner to the Commissionerate of Cottage Industries, Government of Gujarat, EDII is working on conceptualizing, developing, implementing and evaluating an integrated model to strengthen the cottage & rural entrepreneurship ecosystem in the state.

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Srinagar-Mega-Carpet-Cluster

Srinagar Mega Carpet Cluster

EDII functions as Cluster Management and Technical Agency (CMTA) for Srinagar Mega Carpet Cluster Project under Comprehensive Handicraft Cluster Development Project of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The objective of the project is to facilitate development of mega carpet cluster, with necessary infrastructure support and modern production facilities to enable the industry to meet various legal and trade commitments.

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Food Processing Sector

In 2003-04, the Ministry of Food Processing, Govt. of India assigned to EDII the task of promoting and creating new enterprises across the country by conducting Entrepreneurship Development Programmes.

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Gujarat Women Economic Development Corporation Ltd. (GWEDC)

Under the sponsorship of Gujarat Women Economic Development Corporation Ltd. (GWEDC), Govt. of Gujarat, EDII initiated one-year programme in 2020 focussing on developing the entrepreneurial capacity of women and enabling them to build their business resources to ensure sustainable income through enterprise creation.

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NABARD

Programmes undertaken with the support of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

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MP Tourism

Backed by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, EDII is promoting entrepreneurship in the tourism sector in Madhya Pradesh with customised Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programmes.

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Bihar Skill Development

Inspiring Entrepreneurship in Bihar

To enhance communication skills, IT literacy skills and soft skills among Bihar’s Youth, EDII in collaboration with Bihar Skill Development Mission (BSDM) initiated Bihar Skill Development Programme under ‘Kushal Yuva Program’. The project aims at enhancing the employability Skills of all aspirants in the age group of 15-28 years, who have passed at least 10th class or 12th class, have dropped out of formal education and are looking for jobs.

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National Rural Economic Transformation Project [NRETP]

The Ministry of Rural Development (MORD) has launched NRETP with an aim to promote cluster development in the farm and nonfarm sector. The key focus of the project is to transform the economic participation of institutional groups by enabling them to engage in farm and non-farm activities with a strong footing.

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Promoting Science & Technology Entrepreneurship

Science and technology has come to acquire a unique place in the domain of entrepreneurship. Thinking out-of-the-box and being creative are some of the traits of a successful entrepreneur and have by far become the most distinguishing aspects of entrepreneurship. There is accent on instilling entrepreneurship with technology to create viable and futuristic enterprises.

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Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana

“Devbhoomi Udyamita Yojana (DUY) is an initiative of the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Uttarakhand which is being implemented by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad across the state of Uttarakhand.

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