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Samarth Scheme

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Samarth Scheme:


As per the information provided by Union Minister of Textiles, under Samarth, 18 State Governments have been allocated a training target of 3.6 lakh beneficiaries for conducting training programme in traditional and organized sectors.


About Samarth Scheme:

Also known as the ‘Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)’.

Implemented by the Ministry of Textiles.

It seeks to Provide demand driven, placement oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes.


To train 10.00 lakh persons (9 lakhs in organised & 1 lakh in traditional sector) excluding Spinning & Weaving in the organized Sector.

Key features:

  • Training of Trainers (ToT).
  • Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS).
  • CCTV recording of training programme.
  • Dedicated call centre with helpline number.

Implementing Agencies:

  • Textile Industry.
  • Institutions/Organization of the Ministry of Textiles/State Governments having training infrastructure and placement tie-ups with textile industry.
  • Reputed training institutions/ NGOs/ Societies/ Trusts/ Organizations/ Companies /Start Ups / Entrepreneurs active in textile sector having placement tie-ups with textile industry.


Prelims Link:

  1. Implementing Ministry.
  2. Objectives and targets of the scheme.
  3. Features.
  4. Launch year.
  5. Other schemes of the textile sector.

Mains Link:

Discuss the significance of the scheme.

Sources: PIB.