A total of 11.14 lakh persons trained in various diverse segments of Textiles under the comprehensive Integrated Skill Development Scheme

New Delhi : With a view to create a robust human resources for the textiles sector, particularly the need for trained and skilled workforce in all segment of the textiles sector, Ministry of Textiles has been implementing various skill development schemes and programmes since the financial year 2010-11. Under the comprehensive Integrated Skill Development Scheme(ISDS), a total of 11.14 lakh persons have been trained during FY 2010-11 to 2017-18, in various diverse segments of textiles covering textiles and apparel, jute, spinning, weaving, technical textiles, sericulture, handloom and handicrafts of which 8.43 lakh persons have been employed.

In further continuation, Ministry of Textiles has extended the skill development programme in the form of Samarth- Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector for a period upto 2023-24 with the objective to provide demand driven, placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes to incentivize and supplement the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors, covering the entire value chain of textiles, excluding Spinning and Weaving in organized sector. The training programme under the scheme is implemented through State Government Agencies, Textile Industry/ Industry Associations and Sectoral Organizations of Ministry. Training programme for about 3.3 lakh beneficiaries allocated to various implementing partners after due process of empanelling and physical verification of training centres is progressing at various stages. State-wise details of progress of Samarth scheme is given at Annexure.

Samarth Scheme is implemented across the country including backward, rural tribal and hilly areas. State government agencies and sectoral organizations of Ministry have been allocated targets for training programme in these areas to promote the traditional textiles such as handlooms, silk, jute and handicrafts.

Need-based skill upgradation programmes for handloom workers in technical areas viz. weaving, dyeing, designing, etc., earlier conducted under National Handloom Development Scheme, Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) are now undertaken under Samarth scheme. Further, the Government imparts various training programmes and schemes for promotion, development and generation of employment for artisans of handicraft sector under “National Handicraft Development Programme (NHDP)” and Comprehensive Handicrafts Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) to provide sustainable livelihood opportunities to the artisans.

Annexure

State-wise details of progress of training programme under Samarth scheme

 

S. No. State Trained In-Training Placed
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 764 458 544
2 ASSAM 661 90 105
3 BIHAR 252 150 21
4 CHHATTISGARH 342 200 196
5 DAMAN & DIU 478 141 336
6 DELHI 437 288 193
7 GUJARAT 1291 1022 842
8 HARYANA 1846 651 993
9 HIMACHAL PRADESH 28 0 0
10 JAMMU AND KASHMIR 145 90 0
11 JHARKHAND 431 90 137
12 KARNATAKA 3862 2258 2119
13 KERALA 173 110 131
14 MADHYA PRADESH 637 279 219
15 MAHARASHTRA 1525 900 890
16 MANIPUR 190 0 0
17 MIZORAM 110 0 0
18 NAGALAND 133 0 0
19 ODISHA 422 115 68
20 PUDUCHERRY 28 30 0
21 PUNJAB 256 90 94
22 RAJASTHAN 954 450 705
23 SIKKIM 17 0 0
24 TAMIL NADU 6337 4114 4738
25 TELANGANA 914 296 528
26 TRIPURA 94 50 0
27 UTTAR PRADESH 2274 1541 738
28 UTTARAKHAND 86 70 0
29 WEST BENGAL 269 150 104
Total 24956 13633 13701

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Textiles Darshana Jardosh in Rajya Sabha today.