Haryana jumps on start-up bandwagon, creates Rs 10 crore fund for students

The state government has also opened an incubation centre for colleges in and around Chandigarh which can be used by students to develop their business ventures

It is an important step towards realisation of vision of Digital India of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The youth does not lack talent, it has to be recognised appropriately

Ram Bilas Sharma
Education Minister, Haryana

The Haryana government has made a provision of Rs 10 crore to support students studying in colleges and universities for launching their own start-ups, the state education minister Ram Bilas Sharma has said.

Addressing the students after inaugurating the start-up Incubator-cum-Center of Excellence at Government Postgraduate College in Panchkula, he said that this was the first-of-its kind centre set up in the state. “It is an important step towards realisation of vision of Digital India of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The youth does not lack talent, it has to be recognised appropriately,” he added. The Centre would promote entrepreneurship at all levels among the aspiring youth of the state, he said.

Spread over an area of 3,000 square feet, the centre would primarily cater to four government colleges of Panchkula district namely, Government Postgraduate College, Sector-1, Government Postgraduate Women’s College, Sector-14, Government College, Barwala, and Government College, Kalka, and the students will be able to give wings to their ideas.

Sharma also spoke about starting a money bank for new entrepreneurs of the state, which would provide interest-free financial assistance along with bus service for girl students who travel in remote areas. He urged the youth to come forward with start-up ideas and make a career for themselves.

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