April 20, 2024

India Extends Reskilling Programme Samarth Till March 2025

The Indian government has decided to extend ‘Samarth’ scheme for capacity building in textiles sector by another year and will now be operational till March 31, 2024.

A circular from the Ministry of Textiles informed that the Department of Expenditure under the Ministry of Finance has approved the extension of the scheme.

Samarth is a demand-driven and placement-oriented umbrella skilling scheme, which was formulated under the broad skilling policy framework of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

Its objective is to incentivise and supplement efforts of industry in creating jobs in the organised textile and related sectors, covering the entire value chain of textiles, excluding spinning and weaving.

“The training programme and course curriculum were rationalised keeping in view the technological and market demand of the domestic and international economies,” Bizbuzz reported.

In addition to the entry-level skilling, a special provision for upskilling and re-skilling programme has also been operationalised under the scheme towards improving the productivity of existing workers.

Samarth also caters to the upskilling and re-skilling requirement of traditional textile sector such as handloom, handicraft, silk, and jute.

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