The Ministry of Textiles on March 03.2023 has announced that the “Samarth” (Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector) Scheme of Ministry of Textiles shall be operational till March 2024. Samarth aims to incentivize and supplement the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors, covering the entire value chain of textiles, excluding Spinning and Weaving. The training programme and course curriculum have been rationalized keeping in view the technological and market demand of the domestic and international economies.
In addition to the entry level skilling, a special provision for upskilling/ re-skilling programme has also been operationalized under the scheme towards improving the productivity of the existing workers in Apparel & Garmenting segments. Samarth also caters to the upskilling/ re-skilling requirement of traditional textile sector such as handloom, handicraft, silk and jute.