Friday, 21 July 2017

Skill Development in Textiles Sector

Ministry of Textiles has been implementing Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS), a central sector scheme, across the country.  ISDS caters to the skilled manpower needs of various segments in textile industry including traditional sectors and largely addresses the entry-level skill development requirement of the mainstream textile industry. In addition, training to handloom weavers/workers and artisans is conducted under various plan schemes of Development Commissioner (Handlooms) and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts).

Details of budget allocation and utilization during last three years and current year under ISDS and other skill development schemes in Handlooms and Handicrafts sectors are given below:
Details of fund allocation and utilization under ISDS

Year
Fund allocation
Utilized
2014-15
181.00
170.28
2015-16
134.31
134.27
2016-17
250.80
250.79
2017-18
173.99
12.72

Component-II of ISDS provides for Skill Development in partnership with the private sector including industry, under PPP mode. 63 industry partners and private institutions have been roped in and assigned training programme under ISDS.

Ministry of Textiles has aligned implementation of ISDS as per the framework adopted for skill development by Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

The above information was given by the Minister of State, Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta today (July 20, 2017), in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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