In order to meet the skill gap in the industry, Ministry of Textiles is implementing Samarth Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector.
- First batch in each 63 training centers have been completed successfully benefitting 1,565 artisans. The second batch will also complete during the month of August 2021 benefiting 1,421 artisans.
- Additionally, 65 new handicrafts training centers are being established to scale up the training program so that the maximum number of artisans can be benefitted.
- The salient features of the scheme are:
- Samarth Scheme is being implemented in association with State Government agencies, sectoral organisations of Ministry of Textiles, Manufacturing Industry, Industry Associations and MSME Associations.
- Formulated as per broad skilling framework adopted by Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
- Comprise entry level skilling (Fresh workers) and Upskilling (existing worker).
- Mandatory placement of trainees- 70% for entry level & 90% for upskilling under organized sector.
- Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) and Web based centralized Management Information System (MIS) for monitoring.