Government to train 10 lakh textile workers

The Central Government has approved a Rs 1,300-crore outlay for skilling and up-skilling around 10 lakh people in the entire value chain of the sector, including spinning and weaving.

According to an official statement, the ‘Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector’ will provide demand-driven, placement-oriented skilling programme to incentivise the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organised textile and related sectors.

“Ten lakh people are expected to be skilled and certified through the scheme, in various segments of textile sector, out of which one lakh will be in traditional sectors,” it said. The training courses will be compliant with National Skill Qualification Framework. The scheme will remain operational for three years ending in 2019-20.

The scheme is aimed at promoting skilling and skill up-gradation in the traditional sectors through the Ministry of Textiles and providing livelihood to all sections of the society across the country. The skilling programmes would be implemented through textile industry/units in order to meet the in-house requirement of manpower.