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Meeting to discuss ‘Samarth Scheme’ held in New Delhi

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.
Meeting to discuss ‘Samarth Scheme’ held in New Delhi Meeting to discuss ‘Samarth Scheme’ held in New Delhi Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on May 16, 2018 Rating: 5

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