New Delhi: The government on Thursday informed Parliament that a total of 11.14 lakh persons have been trained from 2010-11 to 2017-18 under the Comprehensive Integrated Skill Development Scheme(ISDS) in various segments of textiles covering textiles and apparel, jute, spinning, weaving, technical textiles, sericulture, handloom and handicrafts.

The training in ISDS also covered 33 states and Union Territories of the country, widely covering all sections of the society such as women(71.27%), Scheduled Caste(20.82%), Schedule Tribes (6.9%) and Divyang Jan (0.28%).

“Out of the 11.14 lakh persons trained so far, 8.43 lakh persons have been employed,” textiles minister Smriti Zubin Irani told Rajya Sabha in a written reply to a question.

She also said the textiles ministry has expanded the skill development programme, called Samarth, for the entire value chain of the textiles sector except spinning and weaving in organized sector which are being trained under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, with a target of 10 lakh persons at a totat outlay of Rs 1,300 crore.

The ministry has already partnered with 21 government agencies from 18 states and sectoral organisations covering nearly 4 lakh persons, for entry level training and job creation in both traditional and organized segments of textiles value chain.

Published On : 22-11-2019

Source : Economic Times

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