“Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector”

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister has given its approval for a new skill development scheme covering the entire value chain of the textile sector excluding Spinning & Weaving in organized Sector, titled “Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)” from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs. 1300 crore.


The scheme will have National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) compliant training courses with funding norms as per the Common Norms notified by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).


-to provide demand driven, placement oriented skilling programme

-to incentivize the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors;

-to promote skilling and skill up-gradation in the traditional sectors through respective Sectoral Divisions/organizations of Ministry of Textiles; and

-to provide livelihood to all sections of the society across the country.

The skilling programmes would be implemented through:

  • Textile Industry /Units in order to meet the in-house requirement of manpower;
  • Reputed training institutions relevant to textile sector having placement tie-ups with textile industry/ units; and
  • Institutions of Ministry of Textiles /State Governments having placement tie-ups with textile industry/units.