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Scheme for Integrated skill Development for Textiles Sector launched
Aug '10
With an objective of capacity building of Institutions providing skill development & training in Textiles Sector, Thiru. Dayanidhi Maran, Union Textiles Minister launched a new Integrated Skill Development Scheme for the Textiles & Apparel Sector, including Jute & Handicrafts in the presence of Tmt. Panabaaka Lakshmi , Minister of State for Textiles.

While announcing this at a press conference, Thiru Maran said that this new Scheme is in line with the Policy announcement of the Government, in the Current Five Year Plan. The Finance Minister, in his budget speech in the current year had announced launching of a new scheme in Textiles Sector envisaging skill development of 30 lakh persons in 5 years. In the National Skill Development Policy, a sectoral target of training 100 lakh persons by the year 2022 in the Textile sector has been fixed, he added.

Giving the highlights of the Scheme, Thiru. Maran said the current Scheme envisages an investment of Rs 272 crore of which, the Government contribution would be Rs 229 crore during the balance two years of XI FYP (i.e., 2010-11 & 2011-12); and a physical target of 2.56 lakh persons in the said two years.

Thiru. Maran further said that it also comprises of a PPP component in a Pilot mode for private sector participation in providing the skill training. The Scheme also envisages concurrent evaluation and the performance would be adjudged in the said two years. Based upon the performance & after making necessary modifications/ adjustments, the Scheme would be scaled up in the next three years to meet the targets. In order to ensure transparency, and creation of a Skills Exchange, the Scheme also provides for an MIS system, Thiru. Maran added.

The Salient Features of the proposed Scheme are as follows:-

• The Scheme would work on the basic principle of leveraging on existing resources and infrastructure as advised by the Planning Commission. Further, private sector participation would also be encouraged.

• It would cover all segments under the ambit of the Ministry, viz.

i) Textiles and Apparel
ii) Handicrafts
iii) Handlooms
iv) Jute
v) Sericulture
vi) Technical Textiles

• All facets of skill development will be covered viz. Basic Training, Skill up gradation, Advanced Training in emerging technologies, Training of Trainers, orientation towards modern technology, retraining, skill up gradation, managerial skill, entrepreneurship development etc.

• The training programme will be designed based on industry demand in different segments. The emphasis will be on measurable outcomes, wherein it will be ensured that all successful trainees are certified through an accredited agency.

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