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Samarth Scheme:

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.