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SAMARTH scheme

Why in the News

  • The panel of implementation partners of SAMARTH scheme has been expanded by inducting 43 new implementation partners.

  • The objective of this expansion is to enhance the reach and effectiveness of the scheme.

  • Additionally, the scheme has set a new target of training around 75,000 beneficiaries, which will be allocated to training partners.

  • With the increase in cost norms by 5%, the funding pattern of the scheme has also been revised. This amendment provides the much needed additional financial support to the industries involved in imparting skills under Samarth scheme.

About Samarth Scheme

  • Scheme Name: Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SAMARTH)

  • Nature of the Scheme: Demand-driven and placement-oriented Umbrella Skill Program

  • Objective: To encourage and supplement the efforts of the industry in generating employment in the organised textile and allied sectors, covering the entire value chain of textiles (excluding spinning and weaving).

  • Focus Areas: Entry level skilling and upskilling/reskilling programs to improve the productivity of existing workforce in the apparel and garments sectors

  • Implementation Period: Till March 2024

  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Textiles

The skilling programs under the Samarth scheme are implemented through the following types of implementing agencies:

  • Textile Industry

  • Institutes/Organizations of Ministry of Textiles/State Governments having training infrastructure and placement tie-up with the textile industry.

  • Reputed Training Institutes/NGOs/Society/Trusts/Organizations/Companies/Start-ups/Entrepreneurs operating in the textile sector with placement tie-up with the textile industry.

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