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Indian Ministry for linking textiles sector with MNREGA
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The Indian Textiles Ministry is seeking the sector’s linkage with the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) to attract workers in view of the shortage in skilled manpower being faced by the industry.
 
In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Ministry said that linking the employment scheme with the textiles sector will help train about 1.5 million workers over the next three years, Business Standard reported quoting PTI.
 
Launched in 2006, MNREGA guarantees 100-day employment in a year to the rural poor. 
 
Textiles Minister K Sambasiva Rao said he had recently written to the Prime Minister proposing to link MNREGA with the textiles sector to increase the availability of skilled labour.
 
The main aim of MNREGA scheme is to provide employment to the people during the off-season periods and linking it to the textiles sector would give them training and employment, the Minister said.
 
To make the Indian textiles sector globally competitive, the Textiles Ministry wants to impart training to about 1.5 million people over the next three years, he added.
 
The Indian Government has already allocated a sum of Rs. 19 billion towards skill development in the textiles sector and some funds from the MNREGA would help in providing training to the people, while paying them wages, Mr. Rao said.
 
For fiscal year 2013-14, the Indian Government has set an export target of US$ 43 billion, compared to last fiscal’s exports of US$ 34 billion.
 
The textiles sector in India employs about 45 million people.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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