Why is it in the news?
- Ministry of Textiles has signed an MoU with 16 states to partner with it for skilling about four lakh workers as part of the ‘Samarth’ scheme.
What is this scheme?
- This scheme is about providing skill development to the youth for gainful and sustainable employment in the textile sector covering the entire value chain of textiles excluding spinning and weaving
- Ministry: skill development scheme of Ministry of Textiles..
Objectives of the scheme:
- To provide demand driven, placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework(NSQF) compliant skilling programmes.
- To promote skilling and skill upgradation in the traditional sectors of handlooms, handicrafts, sericulture and jute.
- To enable provision of sustainable livelihood either by wage or self employment to all sections of the society across the country.
- Textile Industry.
- Institutions/Organization of the Ministry of Textile/State Governments having training infrastructure and placement tie-ups with textile industry.
- Reputed training institutions/ NGOs/ Societies/ Trusts/ Organizations/ Companies /Startups / Entrepreneurs active in textile sector having placement tie-ups with textile industry.
- The scheme targets to train 10 lakh youth up to 2020 with a projected outlay of Rs 1300 crore. Bio-metric process is used under this scheme for selection of candidates for training purposes.