Government adds 43 new partners for SAMARTH, with 5% more support
Out of the allocated target of 472,000 beneficiaries to be trained, 188,000 have already received training.
The textiles ministry announced collaboration between the government and numerous textile industries, industry associations, government agencies, and sectoral organisations for the implementation of training programs under the Scheme for Capacity Building in the Textiles Sector (SAMARTH). This partnership involves 157 textile industries, 16 central and state government agencies, and three sectoral organisations.
In a recent statement, the textiles ministry revealed that 43 new implementing partners have been added to the scheme. This expansion increases the training target by an additional 75,000 beneficiaries and provides a 5 per cent increment in support to the implementing partners. The funding pattern has also been revised, increasing the cost norms by 5 per cent to offer greater financial assistance to industries involved in imparting skills through this scheme.
Out of the allocated target of 472,000 beneficiaries to be trained, 188,000 have already received training. Notably, more than 85 per cent of the beneficiaries trained under the scheme thus far are women. Additionally, over 70 per cent of the beneficiaries who underwent organised sector courses have been successfully placed in employment, as per the statement.
The main objective of the SAMARTH scheme is to incentivise and support the efforts of the textile industry in generating employment opportunities in the organised textile and related sectors. SAMARTH also addresses the upskilling and re-skilling needs of traditional textile sectors such as handloom, handicraft, silk, and jute.