21 state govt agencies to work on skill development in Textile sector.

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Twenty one agencies from 18 state governments have agreed to partner with the Indian textiles ministry under the Samarth scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector (SCBTS), textiles minister Smriti Irani told the parliament recently. The ministry has in principle approved allocation of over 3.5 lakh targets to the agencies nominated by states for training.

Interactive meetings are taking place at regular intervals with stakeholders in the ministry on the scheme’s Implementation, an official press release quoted the minister as saying.

The agencies include the Arunachal Pradesh Handloom & Handicrafts Society Ltd, the Indian Institute of Handloom Technology in Kerala’s Kannur, the Telangana State Textile Complex Cooperative Society, the Uttar Pradesh Industrial Cooperative Association Ltd, the Uttarakhand Skill Development Society in Dehradun, the Assam Skill Development Mission, the Madhya Pradesh Laghu Udyog Nigam, the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development in Odisha and the directorate of handloom, sericulture & handicraft in Jharkhand.

Over 9000 employed post NSDC-textile bodies skill training.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Special Projects, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has collaborated with three textile mills associations—Indian Texpreneurs FederationThe Southern Mills Association and Tamil Nadu Mills Association—for skilling of candidates, textiles minister Smriti Irani told the parliament upper house recently.

The successful candidates are employed in partner mills of these associations, she said. More than 9,000 candidates have been trained and 6,000 have been employed, an official press release quoted the minister as saying. In addition to the above skill training conducted by ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship, skill training has been conducted by ministry of textiles in all value chains of the textile sector, she added.