Samarth Scheme 2018 – In Textile Sector Training & Employment of 10 lakh Youths

Published Date - 25 April 2018 03:52:53 Updated Date - 25 April 2018 03:53:44

Ministry of Textiles, Central govt. has launched Samarth Scheme 2018 for training and employment in textiles sector. Indian Textile Industry occupies a unique position in the national economy owning to its high employability and diversity of skill sets required in the wide range of segments, ranging from products of traditional handloom, handicrafts, wool, silk products to the organized textile industry comprising of spinning, weaving, processing, apparel and garment characterized by usage of capital intensive technology for mass production of textile products.

Under this scheme, govt. will provide skill training to youths to promote sustainable employment to youths in textile sector. CCEA meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved this scheme. Under this scheme, around 10 lakh young Indians will get training over a duration of 3 years i.e from 2017 to 2020.

The textiles sector has the second largest employment after agriculture sector and occupies an important position in the Indian economy. It also contributes 14% to industrial production, 4% to India’s GDP and constitutes to 13% of country’s export earning, with over 45million people employed directly. Initially, this scheme would get launched for capacity building of young workers in organized and traditional textiles clusters. The primary objective is to provide skill development training to 10 lakh youths to achieve 300 billion dollars exports in the textile sector till the FY 2025.

Central govt. has made an allocation of Rs. 1300 crore for this scheme which will cover the entire textile value chain except spinning and weaving.


Samarth Scheme 2018 – Skill Development scheme  in Textiles Sector

The important features and highlights of Samarth Scheme 2018 are as follows:-

  • All the talented youths who wants to make a career in the textiles industry can now take benefits of this new scheme.
  • Under Samarth Scheme, govt. will provide training to around 10 lakh youths in textiles sector from 2017-20.
  • For this scheme, govt. has earmarked Rs. 1300 crore which will cover the entire vale chain of this sector except spinning and weaving.
  • Samarth Scheme will also ensure 70% placement of successful trainees.
  • This will boost the exports and is a major step towards the realization of $300 billion exports in textile sector by 2025.

All the candidates can develop their skills to get placed in organized and traditional textile clusters.

Samarth Scheme 2018 –

Samarth Scheme will provide high quality training to the youths as the training courses are National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) compliant. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) notifies the common norms for funding of training courses. To effectively provide this training, Textile Committee would have to work as resource support agency and perform the following functions:-
Functions of Textile Committee


Identification and Finalization of Skill Development needs.


Standardization and development of training course content.


To efficiently specify the infrastructure and other facilities at the training centres.


Standardization of admission assessment certification and accreditation process.


Empanelement of assessment agencies.


Organization of training of the trainers.


Conduct training of assessors.

Samarth Scheme will use biometric process for selection of candidates for training purpose. Thus a candidates must possess Aadhaar Card. Moreover to ensure real time attendance, govt. will also create an attendance system and will integrate it with a centralized MIS.


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