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UP inks MoU with South Korea in field of tourism, skill development, culture and farming

The Uttar Pradesh government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Korea on to enhance cooperation in the field of tourism, skill development, culture and farming.

It was signed after a delegation from South Korea’s Gimhae city met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow and discussed ways to improve cooperation between the two countries.

Key Facts

The MoU will go a long way in cementing the bond especially cultural and historical relations between Uttar Pradesh and South Korea. Earlier, in 2000, an agreement was signed to develop Ayodhya and Gimhae as sister cities, following which memorial was constructed in Ayodhya which is visited by large number of tourists from South Korea every year. The people in South Korea believe that 2,000 years ago, Ayodhya princess had married Korean King Kim Suro. At present, members of the ‘Crock Clan’ are considered as their descendants.

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CCEA approves Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS) in order to ensure steady supply of skilled manpower in the labour-intensive textile sector.

SCBTS is a new skill development scheme covering the entire value chain of textile sector excluding Spinning & Weaving in organized Sector. It will remain operational for three years ending in 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs. 1300 crore.

Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)

The objectives of SCBTS are to provide demand driven, placement oriented skilling programme to incentivize efforts of the textile industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors. It also seeks to promote skilling and skill up-gradation in traditional sectors through respective Sectoral Divisions/organizations of Ministry of Textiles and also provide livelihood to all sections of society across the country.

The scheme will have National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) compliant training courses with funding norms as per Common Norms notified by Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The skilling programmes will be implemented through textile Industry/Units, reputed training institutions and Institutions of Ministry of Textiles/State Governments having placement tie-ups with textile industry/units.

The scheme will be implemented for benefit of all sections of the society across country including rural, remote, LWE affected, North East, J&K by imparting skills in identified job roles. It will also give preference to various social groups, SC, ST, differently-abled, minorities and other vulnerable groups.

Moreover, under this scheme segment/job role wise requirement of skill needs will be assessed from time to time in consultation with the industry. Besides, it will have web-based monitoring for steering every aspect of implementation of the programme.

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