Smriti Irani Chairs Meeting of ‘Samarth’ Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector

New Delhi : Union Textiles Minister, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani took part in the

meeting of stakeholders on Samarth Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector .

This is being done under the mission to get first hand idea and its benefits.

The stakeholders about the scheme and its guidelines.

The meeting was chaired by Union Minister of Textiles, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani.

The broad objective of the new scheme 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.

Minister of State for Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta and Secretary, Textiles,

Shri Anant Kumar Singh also addressed the stakeholders.

Smriti Irani discussed various issues

Smriti irani discussed various issues regarding 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

and benefit the textile industry and boost skill development.

In this meeting challenges of the respective sector was also discussed.

The scheme, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

This matter was discussed earlier on 20th of december last year.

placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant

skilling programmes to incentivize and supplement the efforts of the

industry in creating jobs in the textiles sectors.

The scheme targets to train 10 lakh persons (9 lakh in organised and 1 lakh

in traditional sector) over a period of 3 years (2017-20), with an outlay

of Rs. 1300 crore.

Earlier before the meeting guidelines of the scheme were released on 23rd of April 2018.

The meeting was attended by the senior officials of the Textiles Ministry,

institutions and organizations under it, representatives of textile industry,

State Governments, training institutions among others.

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