Samarth – Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector

May 15, 2018


​Ministry : Ministry of Textiles


  1. The broad objective of the new scheme is to skill the youth for gainful and sustainable employment in the textile sector covering the entire value chain of textiles, excluding spinning and weaving.

  2. The scheme targets to train 10 lakh persons (9 lakh in organised and 1 lakh in traditional sector) over a period of 3 years (2017-20), with an outlay of Rs. 1300 crore. 

  3. To enable provision of sustainable livelihood either by wage or self employment.




  1. The scheme will be using biometric processes in selection of candidates to be trained, thus mandating the necessity of having an ‘Aadhaar card’ and an attendance system that will be integrated with a centralized MIS to ensure real-time attendance of all involve.

  2. The textile committee as resource support agency (RSE) will perform various functions to identify and finalise

    1. Skill development needs,

    2. Standardise and develop the course content,

    3. Specify the training centre’s infrastructure,

    4. Standardise the admission assessment certification and accreditation processes,

    5. Empanel assessment agencies,

    6. Conduct training of trainers and training of assessors etc.

  3. The scheme also will ensure 70 per cent placement of successful trainees.

Implementing Agency:

  1. Textile Industry

  2. Textile Ministry and State Government

  3. NGOs, Societies, Trusts etc.



  1. It will lead to employment creation.

  2. It will help India in capturing the market provided by decline of Chinese market.

  3. It will help in empowerment of Women as women are the main workforce of textile sector.


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