Union Minister Smriti Irani today sought feedback from stakeholders on ‘Samarth’, a scheme for capacity building and skilling in the textile sector.
Union Minister Smriti Irani today sought feedback from stakeholders on ‘Samarth’, a scheme for capacity building and skilling in the textile sector. The scheme targets to train 10 lakh persons (9 lakh in organised and 1 lakh in traditional sector) over a period of three years (2017-20), with an outlay of Rs 1,300 crore. The guidelines of the scheme were released on April 23 this year.
The broad objective of the new scheme under the Skill India Mission is to skill the youth for gainful and sustainable employment in the textile sector covering the entire value chain of textiles, excluding spinning and weaving. “The concerns of the stakeholders and challenges faced by them during implementation of the previous scheme were discussed in the meeting.
“Feedback from the concerned stakeholders on how the scheme can contribute and benefit the textile industry and boost skill development in the respective sector was also discussed,” an official statement said.
The scheme, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on December 20 last year, is intended to provide demand driven, placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes to incentivise and supplement the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the textiles sectors.