Total 1,880 textiles training centres are operating in the country under Samarth scheme as on 20 July, 2023, informed Minister of State for Textiles, Darshana Jardosh in a written reply recently in the Lok Sabha. During the last three years and current year 1,83,844 beneficiaries have been trained under the Samarth Scheme.
Ministry of Textiles had implemented the umbrella skilling scheme of Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) during 2010-2018 for skill development and capacity building of workers across textile value chain. In further continuation, the revamped skilling scheme of Samarth-Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS) was launched in 2017-18.
Samarth provides demand driven, placement oriented National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programme to supplement the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors.
It covers the entire value chain of textiles, excluding Spinning and Weaving, which have been converged under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) of M/o Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. Samarth Scheme has been extended upto March, 2024.
Ministry of Textiles is implementing Samarth Scheme on Pan India basis, including small cities. Ministry of Textiles has been implementing various schemes viz, Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM MITRA), Amended Technology Upgradation Scheme (ATuFS), Silk Samagra, National Handloom Development Programme, National Handicraft Development Programme, Integrated Wool Development Programme (IWDP), National Technical Textile Mission (NTTM), Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) etc. catering exclusively for development of textile sector in the country.