Ministry of Textiles Government Schemes

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

Ministry of Textiles has launched many schemes over the past few years for the promotion of the Textile Industry in India and improving the livelihood of the people associated with it. Schemes like Project SURE, Scheme For Integrated Textile Park (SITP), Silk Samagra, Powertex India, and Samarth were launched. In this article, a brief summary of these schemes has been provided which is important for the UPSC Prelims and other State PCS exams. 

Government Schemes: Ministry of Textiles


Objective Points to Remember

Project SURE(Sustainable Resolution)

  • Setting a safe course for the fashion industry in India
  • SURE stands for ‘Sustainable Resolution’ – a firm commitment from the industry to move towards fashion that contributes to a clean environment.
  • Union Textiles Ministry, along with the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI); United Nations in India; and IMG Reliance launched the project
  • It will be the 1st  holistic effort by the apparel industry towards gradually introducing a framework for establishing critical sustainability goals for the industry.


  • Providing financial support to a community of entrepreneurs to develop state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities within a cluster
  • The scheme targets high growth potential industrial clusters and locations which require strategic interventions to support the creation of world-class infrastructure.


  • Enhancing silk productivity and quality through R&D interventions.
  • To empower downtrodden, poor & backward tribal families including women through various sericulture activities in the country.
  • Central Sector Scheme.
  • The scheme has four parts
    • Research and development, Training, Technology transfer and IT Initiatives.
    • Quality certification system
    • Seed organization and farmer extension centres
    • Coordination for seed, yarn and silk products
  • The implementation strategy is State-based alignment with the schemes of other ministers, such as Rural Development MGNREGS, Agriculture Ministry RKVY & PMKSY, to optimize benefits.
  • Various organisations like IITs, CSIR, IISc and international research institutes on Sericulture in Japan, China, Bulgaria etc. will collaborate in R&D
  • Implementing Agency: Ministry of Textile through Central Silk Board (CSB).


  • Promoting Business Facility in the country and also promoting exports by Make in India and Zero Impact and Zero Defect in manufacturing.
  • It is a credit-linked Central Sector Scheme.
  • A one-time capital subsidy for qualifying benchmarked machinery is given at a rate of 15 percent for segments of garments and technical textiles with a cap of Rs. 30 crores and at a rate of 10 percent for segments of weaving, manufacturing, jute, silk, and handloom with a cap of Rs. 20 crores.
  • The subsidy is given to the units/entities by nodal financial institutions and not through the state government


  • To boost infrastructure and modernisation of the power loom sector.


  • Provide financial assistance to economically weaker low-end power loom units for their modernisation and Infrastructure development.
  • It has nine major components like In-situ Upgradation of Plain Powerlooms, Group Workshed Scheme, Yarn Bank Scheme,  Tex Venture Capital Fund, Common Facility Centre (CFC), etc.


  • To provide a demand-driven, placement oriented skilling programme to incentivize 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 the Ministry of Textile;
  • To provide a livelihood to all sections of the society across the country.
  • It covers the entire value chain of the textile sector except for Spinning and Weaving in organized Sector.
  • A skill development scheme covering the entire textile value chain, excluding spinning & weaving in the organized sector, to be introduced between 2017-18 and 2019-20 Skill deficiencies and skills needs will be evaluated, and skills will be imparted accordingly.
  • Include demand-driven, placement-oriented NSQF (National Skills Qualification Framework) Compliant skills program.
  • Mandatory Post Placement tracking.
  • For self-employment, concessional credit will be provided to beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana. 


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