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SIMA & TSC organise PMKVY workshops
The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has announced Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Scheme (PMKVY) to facilitate the unemployed youth to get trained, certified and placed in various manufacturing sectors and gives financial assistance ranging from Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000 depending upon the skill level and also Rs 2,500 for the existing employees to undergo recognition of prior learning training and get certificates.
Textile industry demands ignored
The Indian textile industry, employing over 105 million people, has been pleading for several urgent measures relating to Technology Upgradation Fund (TUF) scheme, levies on man-made fibre duties, enhanced incentives under Focus Market Scheme to compensate partially, the disadvantages in the tariff rates for Indian textile products prevailing in various countries till the FTAs are finalised.
Texfair 2015: 'Textiledom' in South gets a boost
Coimbatore district, known as the textile hub of Tamil Nadu or is called as the ´Manchester of South India´, has over 900 textile mills, 7 million spindles, 1 lakh rotors, 2 lakh powerlooms, 99,000 automatic shuttle looms, 59,000 plain looms, 39,000 semi-automatic looms, and over 70 per cent of machinery, spares & accessories, rotors, etc.