43 new partners in textile sector empanelled under Samarth plan

5% increment in support to implementing partners; much needed respite for textile and apparel industries imparting skill under Samarth scheme

Samarth scheme

New Delhi: The Empowered Committee for Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector (Samarth) on Tuesday has approved empanelment of 43 new partners to train and skill empowerment of about 75000 beneficiaries for textile industry workmanship.

The funding pattern has also been revised with an increment of 5% in cost norms, which will give much needed additional financial support to industries imparting skill under this scheme.

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With this, the ministry of textiles has partnered with 157 textile industries / industry associations, 16 Central / state government agencies and three sectoral organizations of the ministry for undertaking training programmes under Samarth.

The scheme has penetrated across 28 states and 6 Union territories of the country and caters to all sections of the society including SC, ST, and other marginalized categories. Out of the skilling target of 4.72 lakh beneficiaries allocated so far, 1.88 lakh beneficiaries have been provided training. More than 85% of the beneficiaries trained so far under the scheme are women. More than 70% of the beneficiaries trained in organized sector courses have been provided placement.

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Samarth is a demand driven and placement-oriented umbrella skilling programme of the ministry of textiles formulated under the broad skilling policy framework adopted by ministry of skill development & entrepreneurship.

The scheme aims to incentivize and supplement the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors. In addition to the entry level skilling, a special provision for upskilling/ re-skilling programme has also been operationalized under the scheme towards improving the productivity of the existing workers in apparel & garmenting segments. Samarth also caters to the upskilling/ re-skilling requirement of traditional textile sectors such as handloom, handicraft, silk and jute.

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