Recently, a meeting of stakeholders on Samarth Scheme (Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector) under Skill India Mission was held in New Delhi to familiarize the stakeholders about scheme and its guidelines. The meeting was chaired by Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani. It was attended by the senior officials of Textiles Ministry, institutions and organizations under it, representatives of textile industry, State Governments, training institutions among others.
Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector
It is scheme of Ministry of Textiles, approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in December 2017. Its broad objective is to skill the youth for gainful and sustainable employment in textile sector covering entire value chain of textiles, excluding spinning and weaving.
The scheme is intended to provide demand driven, placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes to incentivize and supplement efforts of industry in creating jobs in textiles sectors. It targets to train 10 lakh persons (9 lakh in organised and 1 lakh in traditional sector) over period of 3 years (2017-20) with an budgetary outlay of Rs. 1300 crore.
Biometric process are used under this scheme for selection of candidates for training purpose. Moreover, government is also creating attendance system integrated with centralized Management Information System (MIS) to ensure real time attendance.