TAMIL NADU

Textile industry compiles data on skill development requirement

Through a massive e-initiative, different stakeholders of the textile industry here are compiling details pertaining to skill development requirements in different segments of the textile production chain for the three financial years so as to avail of funds from the Union Government for skill enhancement.

The data will be immediately sent to ‘Textile Sector Skill Council’ (TSC), a body under the aegis of National Skill Development Corporation, which, in turn, would forward the details to the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

J.V. Rao, Chief Executive Officer of Textile Sector Skill Council, told The Hindu that the Ministry, based on the data obtained on both the number of new personnel to be added into the workforce in various units and that of the existing workers who needed skill development training, would decide on the quantum of fund allocation for overall skill development of workers in sectors like textiles.

“Once the corpus is announced, the individual units, which have furnished the data, can then seek funds to train the workers and enhance their productivity,” he said.

Focus

The Texpreneurs Forum comprising of different stakeholders in textile sector, which is facilitating the collection and compilation of primary data on the workforce and skill development requirements from the units coming under knitting, processing, spinning and weaving segments of the textile production chain, is focusing on two areas.

“We have arranged collection of data on workers to be enrolled by various units and how far the existing workers are capable to meet the present challenges faced by the industry to cope with the buyers' demands, from around 500 units. If any other unit which wanted to join the initiative could upload data immediately to www.surveymonkey.com/s/nsdcsurvey.” said Prabhu Damodaran, secretary of Texpreneurs Forum.