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76% people trained under key textile scheme got jobs: government

The textiles ministry had been implementing Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) from 2010-11 to 2017-18 on a pan India basis.

, ET Bureau|
Jul 18, 2019, 08.31 PM IST
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The study also projected skilling requirement for 30.56 lakh persons in which 23.89 Lakh was for the apparel sector.
NEW DELHI: Almost 76% of the people trained under a key scheme of the textiles ministry were given employment in a span of seven years, the government said on Thursday.

With a view to address the skilled manpower requirements of textile sector, the textiles ministry had been implementing Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) from 2010-11 to 2017-18 on a pan India basis.

“Under the scheme, 11.14 lakh persons were trained out of which 8.43 lakh persons were given employment,” textiles minister Smriti Zubin Irani informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply on Thursday.

In order to address the skill gap in the textile industry, the government has approved a new scheme titled Samarth-Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS) for the entire value chain of textile sector, excluding spinning and weaving in the organized sector, for a period of three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs 1,300 crore, the minister said.

The objectives of the scheme, which aims to train 10 lakh people, include providing demand driven, placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes to incentivize and supplement the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organised textile and related sectors and to provide skilling and skill-upgradation in the traditional sectors.

The scheme is crucial as a survey on skill gap analysis in textile and clothing sector of India, conducted by the Textiles Committee in May last year, estimated additional employment to the tune of 62.12 lakh in organised sector by 2020. The study also projected skilling requirement for 30.56 lakh persons in which 23.89 Lakh was for the apparel sector.
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