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6 Northeast States to get skill training in textiles

6 Northeast States to get skill training in textiles
MOU Signing with 18 state governments to provide skill training in Textiles sector under Samarth.
GUWAHATI, AUG 14 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 8/14/2019 12:20:36 PM IST

People from six northeastern states will be provided skill training under Samarth, a scheme for capacity building in textiles sector, reports Northeast Now news.

The six northeastern states are Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.

The Textile Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with eighteen states to provide skill training in textiles to over 4.09 lakh candidates under the Samarth scheme.

Union Cabinet minister for textiles Smriti Irani on Wednesday shared this information on her official Twitter handle.

She tweeted, “Attended MOU Signing of @TexMinIndia with 18 States Governments to provide skill training to over 4.09 lakh candidates in Textiles sector under #Samarth – a scheme for capacity building in textiles sector.”

A total of 67,095 people are to be trained in Assam under the Samarth scheme.

In Tripura, a total of 12,000 people will be trained.

The total number of people to be trained under Samarth scheme in Tripura is 3,540 and in Arunachal Pradesh it is 1,050.

The objective of the Samarth scheme is to promote self-employment, promote entrepreneurial development in traditional handloom, handicraft, jute, wool and silk segments.

It also aims at providing livelihood to all sections of society.

Union minister Irani hoped that Samarth scheme would play an instrumental role in restoration and preservation of languishing crafts and handlooms.

She also stated that with technical textile being the emerging potential area in the textile industry of the country, special courses have been introduced for technical textiles segment under Samarth scheme.

The target has been set to train 50,000 candidates.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on his Twitter handle stated: “Delighted that about 1050 people from Arunachal will be trained for skill development under Samarth, a @TexMinIndia scheme.”

“I am sure such training will benefit the local traditional weaving and art, whose existence and development is under constant threat due to modernisation,” he added.

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