The textile and apparel industry is one of the oldest industries established in India. This industry contributes 5% to the country’s GDP and is responsible for 12% of India’s total export earnings. India has been able to achieve this immense growth due to the availability of the labour force.
OVERVIEW OF SAMARTH SCHEME
|Flagship scheme for||Scheme for Capacity Building in the Textiles Sector (SCBTS)|
|Ministry||Ministry of Textiles|
|Approved by||Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs|
|Target sector||Organized and Traditional Sector|
|Target||Train 10 lakh persons in the entire value chain of textiles excluding spinning and weaving in the organized sector|
|Sector||Central sector scheme|
OBJECTIVE AND BENEFITS OF SAMARTH SCHEME
Samarth Scheme aims to offer market-responsive and job-oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) specific upskilling programs to 10 lakh youth (9 lakh in organized sector and 1 lakh in the unorganized sector).Through this, the Government aims to supplement and incentivise the endeavour to create job opportunities in textile and related sectors.
This scheme wants to promote skill upgradation in traditional sectors such as handlooms, jute, etc.
HOW TO APPLY FOR SAMARTH SCHEME
One can apply for Samarth Scheme by visiting following link:
•Regeneration of Traditional Industry