Context: Forty-three new implementing partners were recently empanelled under SAMARTH scheme additional training target of 75,000 beneficiaries  Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector
  • SAMARTH is a demand driven and placement-oriented umbrella skilling programme in the textile sector.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Textiles.
  • Implementation period: Till March 2024.
  • Policy design: The scheme was formulated under the broad skilling policy framework adopted by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.
  • Aim:
    1. 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. 
    2. To rationalize the training programme and course curriculum considering the technological and market demand of the domestic and international economies.
    3. To provide entry level skilling, upskilling/ reskilling programme has also been programs
    4. To improve the productivity of the existing workers in Apparel & Garmenting segments including handloom, handicraft, technical textiles, silk and jute.
  • Features:
    1. Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System
    2. Training of Trainers
    3. Dedicated call center with helpline number, mobile app
    4. Web based Management Information System (MIS)
    5. Third party assessment trainees and QR code enabled e-certificate
    6. Employment linkage is mandated in the courses under organized textile sector with mandatory placement 70% in entry level & 90% for Upskilling programmes
News Source: pib

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