What is SAMARTH Scheme?

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Recently, the Central government stated that under SAMARTH scheme, more than 13,235 artisans have been trained in the last three years.

About SAMARTH Scheme:

  • Government of India launched the “Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)” which is called SAMARTH, for the entire value chain of textiles except Spinning and Weaving in the organized sector, for a period of three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20. 


  • To provide demand-driven, placement-oriented National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skilling programmes to incentivize and supplement the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors, covering the entire value chain of textile, excluding Spinning and Weaving.
  • To promote skilling and skill upgradation in the traditional sectors of handlooms, handicrafts, sericulture and jute.
  • To enable the provision of sustainable livelihood either by wage or self-employment to all sections of the society across the country.

The skilling programmes would be implemented through the following Implementing Agencies:

  • Textile Industry.
  • Institutions/Organizations of the Ministry of Textiles/State Governments having training infrastructure and placement tie-ups with the textile industry.
  • Reputed training institutions/ NGOs/ Societies/ Trusts/ Organizations/ Companies /Start-Ups / Entrepreneurs active in the textile sector having placement tie-ups with the textile industry.


Q1) What is the SITP scheme?

The Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) was launched in 2005 to.provide the industry with world-class infrastructure facilities for setting up textile units and creating new textile parks of international standards at potential growth centres.

Source: PIB