Big Employment Opportunities in Textile Sector
24 September 2020: Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme for the Indian textile sector is being implemented to upgrade technology and machineries of textile industry. The Scheme entails an outlay of Rs.17,822 crore during 2016-2022. The will attract investment of Rs.1 lakh crore and generate employment in the textile sector by 2022, as informed by the Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani in Rajya Sabha.
She said that the Indian Textile Sector provides largest source of employment in the country with over 4.5 crore people employed directly and another 6 crores people in allied sector including large number of women and rural population through various schemes and public programmes.
Under the Scheme of Integrated Textile Park (SITP), Government provides 40% subsidy with a ceiling of Rs.40 crore to set up Textile Parks for infrastructure creation and employment generation. 59 sanctioned textiles parks are under various stages of implementation, once fully operational it is expected to house about 5909 textile units and will generate employment for about 3,61,093 persons. The knitwear clusters provide employment to nearly 24 lakh persons.
Under skill development scheme, 18 State Government have been allocated a training target of 3.6 lakh beneficiaries for conducting training Programme in traditional programme in traditional and organized sectors. Sectoral Organization of Ministry (DC-Handloom, DC-Handicrafts, CSB & National Jute Board) has been allocated a training of 43,000 beneficiaries for skilling/ up-skilling in traditional sectors. Further, undertaking industry oriented entry level skilling programme in the organized sector a total of 76 industries have been empanelled under entry level skilling and allocated a training target of 1.36 lakh beneficiaries. For up-skilling programme 44 industries have been empanelled and allocated training target of 30,000 beneficiaries.