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Centre to skill 30,000 people in Meghalaya: Irani

Aug 28, 2019
Centre to skill 30,000 people in Meghalaya: Irani

Union Minister Smriti Irani said that the Centre will skill 30,000 people in Meghalaya under the 'Samarth' scheme in apparel, textiles and handloom sectors.

Irani, who is the union minister for textiles said that it is the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to skill the people of Meghalaya so that 54,000 craftspersons in the state get benefits from and are aided by the Centre.

The number of people to be skilled has been increased from 7,200, which was decided upon earlier, as the Centre is committed to supplement Meghalaya government's endeavours for development in the textiles sector, Irani said laying the foundation stone of the Integrated Textiles Tourism complex at Nongpoh in Ri-Bhoi district.

The Samarth scheme - 2018 launched by the Centre under the supervision of the textiles ministry is focused on offering employees employment opportunities and training in the textiles sector. Under this scheme the central government aims at provide skill development training programme to over 10 lakh selected youths.