by Apparel Resources News-Desk
18-July-2019 | 1 min read
Jobs for 76 per cent trainees! The Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) has made this happen.
ISDS, one of the key schemes of Ministry of Textiles (MoT) to address the skilled manpower requirements of the textile sector, has helped generate jobs for impressive 76 per cent trainees so far.
As per the official statement of MoT, the scheme was implemented on pan India basis. From 2010-11 to 2017-18, under the scheme, 11.14 lakh persons were trained out of which 8.43 lakh persons were given employment.
It is pertinent to mention here that till few years back, Indian apparel industry was struggling to get trained workforce and a big chunk of the industry was not happy with the implementation of skill development schemes at ground level.
A survey for skill gap analysis in Indian textile and clothing sector has estimated additional employment to the tune of 62.12 lakh in organised sector by 2020. The study also projected skill requirement for 30.56 lakh persons in which 23.89 lakh was for apparel sector.
In order to continue the endeavour of the Ministry in addressing the skill gap in the textile industry, the Government has approved a new scheme titled Samarth-Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS) for the entire value chain of textile sector, excluding Spinning and Weaving in the organised sector, for a period of three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs. 1,300 crore.
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