Textile Industry gets Rs1300 Cr for skill development

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The objective of the scheme is to provide demand-driven, placement-oriented skill training to incentivise the efforts of the industry towards creating jobs in the organised textile and related sectors. 

The Government has approved a budget of Rs 1300 crore for skill development in the textile sector. More than 10 lakh people are expected to enhance their skills and also be certified in various segments of the textile sector through this initiative. Of those who receive this training and certification, 70 per cent will be placed in wage employment.

The objective of the scheme is to provide demand driven, placement-oriented skilling to incentivise the industry to create jobs in the organised textile and related sectors. 

Reputed training institutes with placements tie-ups with the textile industry will be rolling out the scheme. The skilling requirement in the traditional sectors, such as handlooms, handicrafts, jute and silk will be considered as special projects through respective sectoral divisions/ organisations.

To make the scheme successful, segment-wise/job role-wise requirement of skill needs will be assessed from time to time in consultation with the industry. In addition, Web-based monitoring will be adopted to steer every aspect of implementation of the programme.

The Government will also ensure that all partner institutions comply with the guidelines regarding the Internal Complaints Committee to be constituted under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 to become eligible for funding under the scheme as this sector is likely to employ a large number of women.

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