New Delhi, Dec 18 (IEBusiness) National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC), a public sector undertaking, has organised 15,129 entrepreneurship skill development programme (ESDP) and 1,341 entrepreneurship development programme (EDP) during 2018-19.
Official sources said here that earlier, during 2017-18, 7,142 EDPs and 29,295 ESDPs were organised.
NSIC organises programmes for skill development and self-employment through its eight technical centres located at Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Howrah (West Bengal), Hyderabad (Telangana), Okhla (New Delhi), Rajkot (Gujarat), Rajpura (Punjab) and Neemka (Haryana).
Besides, NSIC is also imparting self-entrepreneurship through its incubation centres located at Okhla (New Delhi), Howrah (West Bengal), Guwahati (Assam), Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Kolar (Karnataka), Deoria (Uttar Pradesh), Nawada (Bihar), Naini (Uttar Pradesh), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Kashipur (Uttarakhand), Rajkot (Gujarat) and Neemka (Haryana), the sources added.
The sources said NSIC offers training in more than 100 trades. These include various hi-tech areas like robotics, solar energy, animation, PLC, SCADA and software development as well as conventional fields like fitter, mechanic, electrician and turner for promotion of wage employment and self employment.
The Corporation is in the process of establishing three business parks in Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar and New Delhi. The objective of setting up these parks is to provide entrepreneurs with built-up space for setting up offices. The parks also provide facilities like exhibition space, conference hall and food court under one roof.