Meeting to discuss ‘Samarth Scheme’ held in New Delhi

Published on May 16, 2018
A meeting of the stakeholders on the Samarth Scheme was held in New Delhi.
  • The Samarth Scheme deals with the Capacity Building in Textile Sector under the Skill India Mission.
  • The meeting was chaired by Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani. 
  • The meeting was conducted to make the stakeholders familiar with the scheme and its guidelines.
  • The concerns of the stakeholders and challenges faced by them during implementation of the previous scheme were discussed in the meeting.
  • It was also discussed amongst the stakeholders how the scheme can contribute and benefit the textile industry and boost skill development in the respective sector.
  • The scheme of the Ministry of Textiles and was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on 20th December 2017.
  • Its main objective is to skill the youth for gainful and sustainable employment in the textile sector covering the entire value chain of textiles, excluding spinning and weaving.
  • It targets to train around 10 lakh people out of which 9 lakh would be trained in the organized sector whereas 1 lakh in the traditional sector.
  • These people would be trained in a duration of 3 years from 2017 to 2020 with an outlay of Rs 1300 crore.

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