Title: Exploring state interventions in entrepreneurship development in India: evidence from Jammu and Kashmir

Authors: Zahoor Ahmad Paray; Naresh Singla

Addresses: Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India Nr. Indira Bridge, P.O. Bhat – 382428, District Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India ' Department of Economic Studies, Central University of Punjab, Mansa Road, Bathinda-151001 (Punjab), India

Abstract: The Indian Government has been promoting entrepreneurship vehemently from last three decades, institutions were established and programs were launched. Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (JKEDI) as part of this series of institutions has been working comprehensively in making entrepreneurship a common phenomenon among the masses. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the impact of entrepreneurial initiatives by the state government with the support of JKEDI towards the creation of new enterprises in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir in India. Primary data has been collected with a structured schedule from 100 new JKEDI sponsored entrepreneurs from the district. Both qualitative and quantitative information was collected and analysed with simple statistical tools and analysis of the interview. The findings show that there is a positive impact of training, financial support and consultation for the overall development of entrepreneurship in both urban and rural areas of the district in particular and state as a whole.

Keywords: Jammu and Kashmir; entrepreneurship; JKEDI; new enterprises; service; manufacturing; employment; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2021.113203

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2021 Vol.42 No.3, pp.300 - 317

Received: 10 Feb 2018
Accepted: 12 Nov 2018

Published online: 11 Feb 2021 *

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