Increase outreach programme in textile sector: Irani

November 18, 2016 - India

The Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) that aims to train individuals in the textile sector was reviewed by the Union textiles minister Smriti Irani. She has suggested measures to increase the outreach for imparting skills to individuals in the textile sector. Emphasis was also laid on strengthening the monitoring mechanism of ISDS.

Irani discussed the functioning of project management unit under ISDS, reported a news agency. She suggested that physical verification module should be developed with a feature to upload videos of visits in stipulated time to keep a watch on the working of ISDS. Further, she reviewed the web-based Management Information System (MIS) devised to monitor skill training programmes in the sector.

In order to ensure that the benefits of the scheme reach to the maximum number of people, Irani stressed on the importance of displaying scheme details in the public domain. At present, 21,577 trainees are being trained under ISDS in the textile sector through 556 centres across India. (RR)