The Union Cabinet approved and launched Samarth Scheme under the leadership of Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi. The objective of the scheme is to train and develop skills in the youth in textile sector and help them get employment in the booming textile sector. The scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Textile, Government of India.
Samarth Scheme: A scheme to train 10 lakh youth across India in the textile sector and employ them in the organized and traditional textile clusters over the period of 3 year between 2017 – 2020.
The Govt of India wants to increase India`s textile export to 300 billion by 2025 and to achieve such growth more than 10 lakh youth are required and hence government has decided to launch the scheme to achieve the target growth. The government has also allocated the budget of Rs. 1300 crores for helping textile sector value chain, except spinning and weaving.
Samarth Scheme Benefits:
- 10 lakh youth to be trained in the textile sector in the country
- National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) compliant training courses will be made available to the students
- The trainings will be funded by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
Samarth Scheme Implementation:
- Textile committee as resource support agency (RSE) will be formed
- The RSE will identify and finalize skill development needs
- They will standardize and develop the course content, specify the training centre’s infrastructure, standardize the admission assessment certification and accreditation processes, empanel assessment agencies, conduct training of trainers and training of assessors etc
- The Samarth Scheme target 70 percent placement of successful trainees
- It is mandatory for the trainees to have AADHAAR card
- Bio-metric system will be used for the selection of the candidates to be trained under the scheme