To provide skills to the youth for gainful and sustainable employment in the textile sector, the central government will provide training to 4 lakh people under the Samarth Scheme 2019. This Ministry of Textiles scheme will cover the people of 18 states for capacity building in the textile sector (SCBTS). Central and state governments have signed a memorandum of understanding for this purpose.
About 18 states including the Central Government of India have pledged to impart skills to 4 lakh people. This is the first such major step in the history of our country. The Samarth scheme aims to promote skill and skill up gradation in the traditional fields of handloom, handicrafts, sericulture and jute.
Samarth scheme will enable provision of permanent livelihood for all sections of the society by wages or self-employment.
States involved in the scheme
Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Karnataka, Odisha, Manipur, Haryana, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. etc
Objectives of Samarth Scheme
- To provide a demand-driven, placement-oriented National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) to encourage compliant skilling programs and to complement employment efforts in organized textiles and related sectors, excluding spinning and weaving, across the value chain of textiles To cover up.
- To promote skill and skill up gradation in the traditional fields of handloom, handicrafts, sericulture and jute.
- Enabling the provision of permanent livelihood to all sections of society across the country by wages or self-employment.