Samarth Scheme: 1,500 artisans benefitted by training

According to the Textiles Ministry, that more than 1,500 artisans have been benefitted by training in 63 Samarth Training Centres.


  • Textile Ministry has adopted about 65 clusters for overall development of artisans in a timely manner. Ministry achieve this by ensuring self-sustainment of artisans across these clusters.
  • Upskilling of the handicraft artisans are being done by providing technical and soft skill trainings under SAMARTH scheme. It also brings about sustainable livelihood.

About Samarth Scheme

Textile ministry launched a “Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)” in 2017 in order to fill the skill gap in textile industry. Scheme was approved for entire value chain of textile industry except weaving and spinning in organised sector. SCBTS scheme is currently known as Samarth scheme. It was launched with an outlay of Rs.1,300 crore for three years (2017-18 to 2019-20).

Objectives of Samarth Scheme

This scheme was launched with the understated objectives:

  • To provide demand-driven, placement oriented “National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes” in order to create employment in textile and allied sectors.
  • To promote skill up-gradation as well as skilling in traditional sectors of handicrafts, handlooms, sericulture, and jute.
  • To enable a sustainable livelihood by means of self-employment or wage employment for every section of the society in India.

Implementing Agencies

Implementing agencies for the scheme include:

  1. Textile industry.
  2. Institutions or organisation of Ministry of Textiles or State Governments which are having placement tie-ups and training infrastructure with the ministry.
  3. Reputed training institutions, NGOs, societies, organisations, companies, trusts, start-ups and entrepreneurs which are active in the textile field.




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