Ministry of Textiles’ releases data on Skill Development Programme

Ministry of Textiles has been implementing training and skill development in all segments of textile sector across all value chains, with a view for capacity building and employment generation in the sector. During the period 2010-2017, under Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) in the textiles sector, 11.14 lakh persons have been provided with skill development, out of which 8.43 lakh were given employment.

Further, the Government has approved a new skill development scheme titled Samarth-Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector covering the entire value chain of the textile sector, excluding Spinning & Weaving in the organized sector, for a period of three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs.1300 crore to train 10.00 lakh persons.

To Promote Handloom sector, the Office of the Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textiles is implementing the following schemes across the country:

  1. National Handloom Development Programme (NHDP)
  2. Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS)
  3. Handloom Weavers’ Comprehensive Welfare Scheme (HWCWS)
  4. Yarn Supply Scheme (YSS)

Under the above schemes, financial assistance is provided for raw materials, purchase of looms and accessories, design innovation, product diversification, infrastructure development, skill upgradation, lighting units, marketing of handloom products and loan at concessional rates.

Details of trained Persons Year-wise/ Category-wise under ISDS

S.No.StateGeneralOBCSCSTGrand Total
1Andhra Pradesh254394772318708414796017
2Arunachal Pradesh23079118296723
3Assam219519366158475593
4Bihar604713175891860828748
5Chandigarh7610432131
6Chhattisgarh20184923993380711741
7Dadra and Nagar Haveli2545 104174
8Daman and Diu2902275198585
9Delhi12974193544858319477
10Gujarat5510930183158899985111166
11Haryana3435779241122845753966
12Himachal Pradesh4522617531941660
13Jammu and Kashmir3011135385943625
14Jharkhand89131771563591211543
15Karnataka6632327032281756146127676
16Kerala2187271519959417838
17Madhya Pradesh1619629929193161457480015
18Maharashtra2334380674412119537017
19Manipur139318881418464268
20Meghalaya5842834275921
21Mizoram15859
22Nagaland12 7679
23Odisha13503729697861250043085
24Puducherry405454004989
25Punjab6412858324732010837
26Rajasthan29612115186986505453170
27Sikkim18716178100526
28Tamil Nadu33997100250417543349179350
29Telangana10006179506683176536404
30Tripura3128295720375058627
31Uttar Pradesh493733291333695690116671
32Uttarakhand3054311716481
33West Bengal4554143469977151961383
 Total445246360026232606766001114545

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