The empowered committee of ministry of textiles has accorded approval for empanelling Tiruppur Exporters’ Association (TEA) as Implementing Partner under the Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SAMARTH). TEA will impart training to fresh workers in the Tiruppur knitwear export sector. It has been given a target to train 16,508 persons.
“The major advantage of training is that it will help to enhance productivity, reduction of waste, and boost confidence of the workers,” TEA president Raja M Shanmugham said
Mentioning the requirement of upskilling to the existing workers, Shanmugham said the upskilling report has already been submitted to the Central as well as state governments and was hopeful that it would be considered soon, as it is the  need of the hour for Tiruppur knitwear exports sector.
Shanmugham thanked Union textiles minister Smriti Irani, textiles secretary Ravi Capoor, and joint secretary-textiles Nihar Ranjan Dash for the crucial support extended for the development of Tiruppur Cluster.