Uttarakhand Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat flagged-off a “Start-up Van” at a function jointly organised by MSME and Central Government’s “Invest India” held at his residence on Monday. The renowned Start-up incubator company Venture Catalyst’s co-founder Apoorv Sharma in a bid to encourage start up in Uttarakhand announced to invest Rs 100 crore in the state on the occasion.
Youths should generate employment opportunities for others :CM
Chief Minister, Mr Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that the main purpose to launch “Start-up” schemes is to encourage young entrepreneurs. He said that youths from Uttarakhand should give employment to others instead of asking for job. He said that young entrepreneurs can give jobs to youths through start-up. Uttarakhand has a huge potential in the field of natural resources for start Up’s. He further said that youngsters comprise 58 per cent of the population of Uttarakhand. The government is committed to provide best environment for industries and Uttarakhand ranks 6th in “Ease of Doing Business” in the country and the ranking is likely to improve in future, he added
Chief minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat termed “Start-up Van” as a good initiative. He said instead of giving information on policies, future entrepreneurs should be identified as per their interest and their ideas or start-up schemes should be followed up.
Venture Catalyst Apoorv Sharma announced to invest rs 100 crore in Uttarakhand
The co-founder of Venture Catalyst Apoorv Sharma is a native of Devprayag, Uttarakhand. He said that he wanted to do something for his native Uttarakhand. He said Venture Catalyst has launched “Oyo Rooms” in the country. Apoorv Sharma has announced to set up national and international level “Angel Network” to provide funds to start-up entrepreneurs in the state. He also announced to set up “Start-up Incubator” to support the initiative in Uttarakhand. He assured financial assistance for incubators in the state and said that Venture Catalyst would invest Rs 100 crore in the first phase.
Youths would get direction through Start-up policy: MLA Joshi
MLA Ganesh Joshi said that start-up policy will help give direction to the youth. He suggested that a workshop for public representatives on government run employment schemes should be organised, so that they can sensitize youth about it.
Effective response system should be made to reply queries and grievances of entrepreneurs: Chief Secretary
Uttarakhand Chief Secretary, Utpal Kumar Singh has said that this start-up yatra should be taken to urban as well as smaller towns and rural areas of the state. He said that a faster forum should be provided to hear and answer the queries, grievances and response of young entrepreneurs.
Target has been set to benefit 24,000 youths through Start-up Yatra
Principal Secretary (MSME) Manisha Panwar has said that a decision has been taken to hold one-day boot camps in selected eight colleges and institutions in the state during this “Start-Up Yatra”. In the boot camp, inventions or suggestions or innovative ideas of students from specially engineering and management backgrounds will be discussed by subject experts and suggestions would be given to make it feasible. Besides, one day ideation camps will also be held in 13 colleges of the state. A target has been set to directly benefit 4000 and indirectly benefit 20000 youths through start ups. She said that the purpose to organize this ‘Yatra’ is to create awareness among youths about the financial assistance being given by the State and the Union Governments and the innovations done by other states so that youths can opt for self employment.