Flagging off a ‘Startup Yatra’, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has said the state’s startup programme is aimed at turning its educated youths into job providers from job seekers.
Underlining his Govt’s commitment to support the startup initiative, Thakur said, “The state government would provide all possible help to the youths to turn their innovative ideas into reality. This scheme is a gift of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the youths of the country which envisages various incentives for entrepreneurs to help them succeed in their ventures.”
The startup scheme would also provide for creation of incubation centres in the host institutes of the state to create building capacities and develop networking by establishing necessary infrastructure and generating awareness, he added.
As envisioned under the scheme, IIT Mandi, NIT Hamirpur, Agriculture University, Palampur, Science, Technology and Environment Council, Horticulture University Nauni, Bir Technology Park, HP University, CSIR Palampur and JPUIT Vaknaghat have been selected for having incubation centres.