Government Schemes in India play a crucial role in solving many socio-economic problems that beset Indian society, and thus their awareness is a must for any concerned citizen. These are launched by the government to address the social and economic welfare of the citizens of this nation.The Ministry of Textiles is implementing the Samarth-Scheme for Capacity Building in the Textiles Sector. Samarth Scheme, also known as Scheme for Capacity Building in the Textile Sector (SCBTS), was approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in 2017 in order to ensure steady supply of skilled manpower in the labour-intensive textile sector.


  • Samarth Scheme
  • Objectives
  • Other schemes of textile sector


The Ministry of Textiles is implementing the Samarth-Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector, a placement oriented programme targeting skill development of 10 lakh youth in the entire value chain of textiles, excluding Spinning & Weaving in the organized Sector. Some of the advanced features of SAMARTH scheme include Training of Trainers (ToT), Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS)


Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SAMARTH) was approved towards addressing the skill gap in textile sector and also to supplement the efforts of textile industry in providing gainful and sustainable employment to the youth. The objectives of Samarth are as follows:

  1. 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 textiles, excluding Spinning and Weaving
  2. To promote skilling and skill upgradation in the traditional sectors of handlooms, handicrafts, sericulture and jute
  3. To enable provision of sustainable livelihood either by wage or self-employment to all sections of the society across the country

The skilling programme under Samarth is implemented through Implementing Partners (IPs) comprising Textile Industry/ Industry Associations, State Government Agencies and Sectoral Organizations of Ministry of Textiles.

  • 18 State Governments have been allocated a training target of 3.6 lakh beneficiaries for conducting training programmes in traditional and organized sectors.
  • Industry/industry associations are being empanelled for undertaking industry oriented entry level skilling programmes in the organized sectors.


  • Jute ICARE
  • Silk Samagra Scheme
  • Scheme for Integrated Textile Park (SITP)
  • National Handloom Day
  • Power-Tex India
  • Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS)
  • National Technical Textile Mission

In order to test the dynamic knowledge of the candidate, UPSC and other Government  Exams will have questions regarding the various schemes overseen by the Government of India. So the candidate is required to know about these schemes. More government schemes here