The Ministry of Textiles is implementing the Samarth-Scheme for Capacity Building in the Textiles Sector.
- Samarth Scheme, also known as Scheme for Capacity Building in the Textile Sector (SCBTS), was approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in 2017 in order to ensure steady supply of skilled manpower in the labour-intensive textile sector.
- Objectives :
- Provide demand driven, placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes to create jobs in the organized textile and related sectors, covering the entire value chain of textile, excluding Spinning and Weaving.
- Promote skilling and skill upgradation in the traditional sectors of handlooms, handicrafts, sericulture and jute.
- Enable provision of sustainable livelihood either by wage or self employment.
- 18 State Governments have been allocated a training target of 3.6 lakh beneficiaries for conducting training programmes in traditional and organized sectors.
- Industry/industry associations are being empanelled for undertaking industry oriented entry level skilling programmes in the organized sectors.