Cabinet Approves “Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector”

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for a new skill development scheme covering the entire value chain of the textile sector excluding Spinning & Weaving in organized Sector, titled “Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)” from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs. 1300 crore. The scheme will have National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) compliant training courses with funding norms as per the Common Norms notified by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

Textile Industry /Units in order to meet the in-house requirement of manpower; Reputed training institutions relevant to textile sector having placement tie-ups with textile industry/ units; and Institutions of Ministry of Textiles /State Governments having placement tie-ups with textile industry/units.

Segment Wise/ Job role wise requirement of skill needs will be assessed from time to time in consultation with the industry. Web-based monitoring will be adopted for steering every aspect of implementation of the programme. Skilling requirement in the traditional sectors such as handlooms, handicrafts, jute, silk etc. will be considered as special projects through respective Sectoral Divisions/organizations. Skill upgradation will be supported further for entrepreneurial development through provision of MUDRA loans.

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