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About SAMARTH Scheme

Focus: GS II: Government policies and interventions

Why in News?

Under the SAMARTH Scheme of Textile Ministry, more than 13,235 artisans have been trained in the last three years.

About SAMARTH Scheme

  • Samarth (Scheme for Capacity Building in the Textile Sector) is a flagship skill development programme that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved as a continuation of the Integrated Skill Development Program for the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP).
  • Under the National Handicrafts Development Program’s component “Skill Development in Handicrafts Sector,” the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) is implementing the SAMARTH to offer skill training to handicraft artists.
  • To offer demand-driven, job-focused skill-upgrading programmes to encourage industry efforts to create jobs in organised textile and related sectors, as well as to promote skilling and skill upgradation in the traditional sectors through the relevant sectoral divisions/organizations of the Ministry of Textile.
  • To give all societal groups in the nation a means of support.

February 2024