144 Collaborating with similar organisations in India and other developing countries to accomplish the above objectives. The institute’s basic strategy to realise its mission has been to concentrate on some broad areas to achieve its objectives. The areas so selected have to satisfy the twin criteria of social relevance and the institute’s capability.4. National Entrepreneurship Development Board (NEDB) The National Entrepreneurship Development Board (NEDB) is the apex body for entrepreneurship development in the country. It devises and recommends to the Government, schemes for promotion of entrepreneurship for encouraging self-employment in small scale industries and small business. The Board also recommends suitable facilities and incentives for entrepreneurship training. The Board may appoint committees for specific purposes and also invite persons to the meeting of the Board, as and when necessary. The following are the objectives of NEDB: To seek to evolve a ten years perspective plan of resource development and support services, required by micro, tiny, small and medium scale entrepreneurs to lead a national drive by the concerned governmental agencies both Central and State Government, R&D institutions, entrepreneurship promoting institutions and all others interested in supporting the cause of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ventures. To articulate priorities and design and monitor the implementation of Action Plans thereby helping the area to cope with the business environment of 21st century. To identify and remove entry barriers for potential entrepreneurs (first generation and new entrepreneurs). To focus on existing entrepreneurs in micro, tiny and small sector and identify and remove constraints to survivals, growth and continuously improve performance. To facilitate the consolidation, growth and diversification of existing entrepreneurial venture in all possible ways. To support skill upgradation and renewal of learning processes among practising entrepreneurs and managers of micro, tiny, small and medium enterprises.