75000 workforce to be skill trained under SAMARTH

By empaneling 43 new implementing partners, the Empowered Committee for Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector (SAMARTH) has expanded its network and increased its capacity to carry out various initiatives and projects. In a meeting held recently, the panel of implementing partners has been broadened with the empanelment of 43 new implementing partners and an additional target of training around 75,000 beneficiaries has been allocated to the training partners to enable imparting of skill to the workforce.

The Funding pattern has also been revised with an increment of 5% in cost norms, which will give much needed additional financial support to industries imparting skills under this Scheme.

With this, the Ministry of Textiles has partnered with 157 Textile Industries / Industry Associations, 16 Central / State Government Agencies, and 3 Sectoral Organizations of the Ministry for undertaking training programmes under SAMARTH.

The scheme has penetrated 28 States and 6 Union territories of the country and caters to all sections of the society including SC, ST, and other marginalized categories. Out of the skilling target of 4.72 lakh beneficiaries allocated so far, 1.88 lakh beneficiaries have been provided training. More than 85% of the beneficiaries trained so far under the scheme are women. More than 70% of the beneficiaries trained in organized sector courses have been provided placement.

SAMARTH is a demand-driven and placement-oriented umbrella skilling program of the Ministry of Textiles formulated under the broad skilling policy framework adopted by M/o Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

The Scheme aims to incentivize and supplement the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors. In addition to the entry-level skilling, a special provision for upskilling/ re-skilling program has also been operationalized under the scheme towards improving the productivity of the existing workers in the Apparel & Garmenting segments. SAMARTH also caters to the upskilling/ re-skilling requirement of traditional textile sectors such as handloom, handicraft, silk, and jute.