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India familiarises stakeholders about Samarth scheme

A meeting of stakeholders on Samarth – Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector under the Skill India Mission was held in New Delhi recently to familiarise the stakeholders about the scheme and its guidelines.

The objective of the new scheme is to train the youth for gainful and sustainable employment in the textile sector covering the entire value chain of textiles, excluding spinning and weaving.

The scheme, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in December 2017, will provide demand driven, placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes to incentivise and supplement the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the textiles sectors.

The scheme aims to train 1 millionpeople (9 lakh in organised and 1 lakh in traditional sector) over a period of 3 years (2017-20), with an outlay of Rs. 1,300 crore.