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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF TEXTILES
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 495
ANSWERED ON:  26.07.2019
Skill Development in Textiles Industry
Nishikant Dubey
Will the Minister of



TEXTILES be pleased to state:-



(a) the details of programmes currently being implemented by the Government for skill development in various sectors of the textiles industry; and

(b) the details of funds allocated to various educational institutions, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), etc. for the skill development programmes in Jharkhand and other States during the last two years?



ANSWER
MINISTER OF TEXTILES
(SMT. SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)

(a) & (b): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.





STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) & (b) OF THE LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. *495 TO BE ANSWERED ON 26.07.2019
(a) With a view to address the skilled manpower requirements of textile sector, the Ministry has been implementing Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) from 2010-11 to 2017-18. Under the scheme, 11.14 lakh persons have been trained out of which 8.43 lakh persons have been given employment. Out of total trained, 7.94 lakh were women, 2.32 lakh Scheduled Caste, 0.77 lakh Scheduled Tribes and 3176 persons were Divyangs.

In order to continue the endeavor of the Ministry in addressing the skill gap in the textile industry, a new scheme titled “Samarth” has been launched with a target to train about 10 lakh persons in different job roles across all value chains (excluding Spinning and Weaving in the organized sector), over a period of three years upto 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs. 1300 crore. Overall framework for implementation is in alignment with the broad policy framework for skill development viz. Common Norms, National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) etc. adopted by Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The scheme assistance will be provided to the training partner as per the Common Norms of the MSDE.

Handloom Sector:- Training programme for skill up-gradation of Handloom weavers are conducted in National Handloom Development Programme (NHDP)/Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) by office of Development Commissioner for Handlooms across the country including state of Jharkhand through Weavers Service Centres (WSCs).

Handicrafts Sector:- For Skill Development in Handicrafts Sector, Office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) is implementing Human Resource Development Scheme to provide qualified and trained workforce to the handicraft sector and also to create human capital for the sector in terms of trained cadre of designers.


Sericulture Sector:- In silk sector, Central Silk Board under Capacity Building and Training activities of Central Sector Scheme “Silk Samagra”- an Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry organizes various training programmes for the stakeholders across the country. These programmes focus on skill seeding and skill up-gradation in silk sector so as to create employment opportunities (mostly self-employment) for the new entrants and also to increase in income level of the existing entrepreneurs by adopting improved package.

(b) Under Integrated Skill Development Scheme, funds are not released state-wise. However, the details of fund released to various implementing agencies under ISDS during last two years is at Annexure-I.
Under NHDP/CHCDS of Handloom Sector, the details of state-wise funds released to WSCs for skill upgradation programmes in Jharkhand and other states during last two years are at Annexure-II. Under HRD scheme of Handicraft sector, the details of funds allocated for the skill development programmes in Jharkhand and other states during the last two years are at Annexure-III. Central Silk Board is not releasing any funds to educational institutes/NGOs for the above programme.



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