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



  • 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 organised sector, for a period of three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
  • The objective of the scheme is to provide demand driven, placement oriented skilling programmes to supplement the efforts of the industry in creating employment in textile and related sectors, covering the entire value chain of textiles, excluding Spinning and Weaving in organised sector.


Key features of the scheme

  • Samarth Scheme is being implemented in association with State Government agencies, sectoral organisations of Ministry of Textiles, Manufacturing Industry, Industry Associations and MSME Associations.
  • Formulated as per broad skilling framework adopted by Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
  • Comprise entry level skilling (Fresh workers) and Upskilling (existing worker).
  • Mandatory placement of trainees – 70% for entry level & 90% for upskilling under organised sector.
  • Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) and Web based centralised Management Information System (MIS) for monitoring.
  • Call centre for collecting feedback and grievance redressal.
  • Physical verification of training centres with geo-tagging /time-stamped photographs.