Skill Development Scheme

Beneficiaries Hail Skill Development Scheme

Skill Development SchemeParticipants at a workshop on Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) organized by the textiles ministry in New Delhi have hailed the programme for improving their economic condition, according to an official statement.

Delivering the keynote address, textiles minister, Santosh Gangwar said “we need to utilize the untapped potential of our people. Almost everyone today wants to work and earn. Thanking the industry partners, he exhorted them to look upon skilling as a responsibility.

Gangwar said India needs a total of six crore skilled people in the textile sector by 2022. He said that a change in mind-set has been brought about by the new government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“We have to go to the person in need; skilling programmes have to reach those in need of them. This area of work is not confined to cities, but extends to villages and remote corners of the country as well,” he said.

The minister spoke of the need for training programmes to be linked with microfinance, so that those wanting to start enterprises on their own upon completion of training, get some financial assistance. He also expressed the hope that the workshop would give a new direction to the Integrated Skill Development Scheme and take it forward with renewed vigour.

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