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India’s textile industry implemented Various skill-development initiatives for further growth of textile and apparel industry

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img_3944Various skill-development initiatives and programs have been implemented in India’s textile industry. 11.14 lakh people have been taught in textiles and apparel, jute, spinning, weaving, technical textiles, sericulture, handloom, and handicrafts as part of the Integrated Skill Development Scheme, of which 8.43 lakh people have been hired. Samarth is an initiative that aims to train youth in the textile industry so that they can find lucrative and long-term work. A total of 10 lakh individuals are expected to be trained, with nine lakhs coming from the organized sector and one lakh coming from the traditional one. As a result, the entire textile value chain is covered by the system (except spinning and weaving in the organised sector). Textiles and handlooms, handicrafts and carpets, among other things, will be the highlight of the show. As part of the outreach for skilling across states, district-level tailoring possibilities for women will be found. Under Samarth, a few courses and modules have been developed in the area of garment production. In the textile industry, women make up 75% of the workforce. Also on the agenda is promoting the development of traditional handloom, handcraft, sericulture and jute industries. It also aims to ensure that all sectors of the population have access to a sustainable source of income, whether it be through a job or self-employment.

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