Ministry of Textiles11-December, 2013 17:14 IST
Training to Women Under ISDS and IHDS

     Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) aims to cater to skilled manpower needs of Textile and related segments through skill development training programmes. The scheme focuses on creating a pool of skilled workers including women workers that needed to enhance the competitive advantage of India in the manufacturing and textiles sector.  ISDS was launched in the last two years of the 11th Plan and scaled up for 12th Plan. There is a component of skill up-gradation under Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS), where training is imparted to the weavers including women workers to upgrade their skill.   

 

     During pilot phase, an outlay of Rs. 272 crores was made to ISDS including Rs. 229 crores as Government share. During 12th Plan an allocation of Rs. 1900 crore has been made for the scheme. Budget Estimate for ISDS for 2013-14 is Rs. 250 crores. The total Grant released to various Implementing Agencies so far under ISDS is Rs. 199.19 crores. Under ISDS, release of funds is made directly to Implementing Agencies and not state-wise. As per the guideline of IHDS, financial assistance on skill up-gradation is restricted to 15% of the total project cost. An amount of Rs. 14.42 crores have been released under IHDS for last 3 years. State-wise release for last 3 years is at Annexure-I

 

(e):         A total of 73,524 women have been trained so far under ISDS. Although women weavers have also been trained under IHDS, no separate data on training of women weavers is being maintained. 

Annexure-I

 

State-wise details of skill-upgradation for the last three years (2010-11 to 2012-13)
under IHDS Scheme.

(Rs.in lakh)

S. No.

State Name

Total

 

No of Beneficiaries

Amount released

1

Andhra Pradesh

2380

136.151

2

Arunachal Pradesh

680

30.06

3

Assam

4010

182.75

4

Bihar

160

66.25

5

Chhattisgarh

120

40.7

6

Gujarat

0

3.5

7

Haryana

110

1.5

8

Himachal Pradesh

120

24.35

9

Jammu and Kashmir

260

27.5

10

Jharkhand

990

58.5

11

Karnataka

1655

69.14

12

Kerala

0

31

13

Madhya Pradesh

360

51.8

14

Maharashtra

660

26.5

15

Manipur

2270

55.09

16

Meghalaya

60

23

17

Mizoram

110

11

18

Nagaland

840

117.75

19

Orissa

540

49.5

20

Rajasthan

0

5.25

21

Tamil Nadu

670

64.396

22

Tripura

240

79.7

23

Uttar Pradesh

490

160.15

24

Uttarakhand

420

26

25

West Bengal

1980

100.46

 

Total

19125

1441.997

      

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of   Textiles Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi in the Rajya Sabha today.She also added that

Government have decided to enhance the number of family members from existing three to five (inclusive artisans) under the “Rajiv Gandhi ShilpiSwasthyaBimaYojana” (RGSSBY) under the Twelfth Five Years Plan.

DS/SJM

 

 


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