The Textile industry is one of the largest source of employment generation in the country with over 45 million people employed directly and another 6 crore people in allied sectors, including a large number of women and rural population.

Government has launched several important schemes for employment generation and providing livelihood in handloom, handicraft, powerloom for all the segments of the textile sector.

SAMARTH—Skill development and capacity building scheme.

Amended Technology Up-gradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS) for technology upgradation of the textile industry, the purpose being to attract investment and boost employment.

National Handloom Development Programme, Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme, Handloom Weaver Comprehensive Welfare Scheme and Yarn Supply Schemes for promotion of handloom sector and employment generation.

Comprehensive Handicraft Cluster

Development Scheme.

PowerTex India for powerloom weavers.

Silk Samagra—an integrated Scheme for the development of the silk industry.

vii. Integrated Wool Development Programme.

Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks.

Scheme for Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) was recently approved by the Government to rebate all embedded state as well as central taxes/levies up to 31st March 2020 to promote ease of doing business and avoid procedural delays, a rebate of taxes /levies embedded in manufacturing. This applies to Made-Ups and Apparels.

The package is being implemented pan India and will benefit exporters including that of Tamil Nadu.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

Published On : 21-06-2019

Source : Devdiscourse

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