DoNER join hands with NEDFi for Rs. 100 cr start-up fund
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DoNER join hands with NEDFi for Rs. 100 cr start-up fund

The main focus of North East Venture Fund (NEVF) mostly for enterprises involved in food processing, healthcare, tourism, segregation of services, IT, etc.

  • By ICN Group | January 13, 2021

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has joined hands with North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (NEDFi) to set up North East Venture Fund with an initial corpus of Rs. 100 crores. 

North East Venture Fund (NEVF) is the first and the only dedicated Venture Fund for the North Eastern Region and is gaining popularity among start-ups and young entrepreneurs. The Venture Fund Scheme was launched by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) intended to promote growth of business ventures and skill development in the region.

Giving an update on the scheme, Union Minister of State (IC) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, "The Ministry of DoNER had joined with North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) to set up the North East Venture Fund, the first and the only Venture Fund for Northeast with an initial corpus of Rs. 100 crores." 

The fund targets to invest in start-ups and unique business opportunities to provide resources for new entrepreneurships. The main focus of North East Venture Fund (NEVF) mostly for enterprises involved in food processing, healthcare, tourism, segregation of services, IT, etc.

Dr.Jitendra Singh said that the Venture Fund Scheme was launched with the initial motivation to provide livelihood to youth of the North Eastern region, has now also started attracting different groups of youths from diverse backgrounds who wish to try their fortunes through the unexplored potentials of the North Eastern region.

The investment size with the Venture Fund Scheme ranges between Rs. 25 lakhs and Rs. 10 crores with a long term horizon of five to ten years.

Dr. Singh also noted that the Ministry of North Eastern Region has started the series “Destination North East '', wherein the different facets of Northeast including the entrepreneurship avenues are replicated at different locations across the country. During these events also, an exclusive arrangement is made for offering counselling and assistance to potential entrepreneurs and business start-ups.

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