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36,000 rural enterprises are coming up by 2021 under the Start-up Village Programme

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), an acknowledged national resource Institute for Entrepreneurship Education, Research, Training and Institution Building has boosted rural livelihood and employment in a village under Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP), a sub-scheme of National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), Ministry of Rural Development.

The Institute has created over 7,600 rural enterprises under SVEP in last two years. SVEP is dedicated to creating sustainable self-employment opportunities for a large number of youth residing in the villages. It also works towards bringing banks and financial institutions closer to the village entrepreneurs.

Aim to create over 36,000 rural enterprises Selected as National Resource Organisation (NRO), the Institute aims to create around 36,000 rural enterprises by March 31, 2021, under five-year SVEP, which started in 2015-16. The Institute has implemented SVEP in across 42 blocks across states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

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