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74094 persons trained in textile skill development program
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Dec '12
The Government of India has a scheme namely; Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) to cater to skilled manpower needs of Textile and related segments through skill development training programmes. The scheme envisages participation of training institutes associated with the Ministry and the private sector as implementing agencies. 

The scheme has two Components – Component-I for training Institutes within the Ministry and Component II for private sector.  The Government meets 75% of the total cost of the project with balance 25% to be met by the implementing agencies with a provision of enhanced level of government assistance in certain circumstances. 

The average cost per trainee to be borne by the Government is limited to Rs. 7300 for Component-I and Rs. 7500 for Component-II.  So far, 30 projects with an outlay of Rs. 594.84 crore targeting 5.87 lakh trainees have been sanctioned.  As on October, 2012, 74094 persons have been trained under the scheme.

Under the scheme, funds are not released statewise but are released directly to implementing agencies.   These implementing agencies establish training centres across different states.  The scheme has covered 24 states in all the sub-sectors of Textiles and clothing.

As of August, 2012, Government grant amounting to Rs.149.81 crore has been released to implementing agencies for implementation of the projects under ISDS. In the 12th Plan, the ISDS has an allocation of Rs. 1900 Crores and seeks to train 15 lakhs textiles workers.

Ministry of Textiles

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