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Integrated Skill Development Scheme

As per the recent data available, the technical textile market in India was 58000 crore in the year 2010-11 which expected to rise to 1.43 lakh crore by the year 2016-17. In textile city of Surat the entrepreneurs are now thinking of diversify their business in technical textile. Thus technical textile will gain importance in coming years. But the subject of technical textile is relatively new and there is much needs to be done for creating awareness, providing education and training at all levels in the industry. Looking to this, when Ministry of Textiles announced ISDS we at MANTRA decided to go with subject of technical textiles. The details of this scheme of MOT are as follows.

The Ministry of Textiles has launched a scheme “Integrated Skill Development Scheme” briefly known as ISDS. The scheme has primary object of addressing the needs of trained manpower of textiles and related segments including handicrafts, handlooms sericulture, jute, technical textiles etc. Ministry had asked MANTRA to prepare a proposal under this scheme in the field of technical textiles. Subsequently a proposal for training centre of MANTRA for technical textiles was prepared and submitted to Ministry of Textiles. The same has been sanctioned by Ministry. The details of MANTRA-ISDS for technical textiles are as follows:

Under this scheme MANTRA has constructed a building at GIDC, Pandesara on land allotted by Govt. of Gujarat. All courses are being conducted in above centre. MANTRA is also utilizing its pilot plant facility i.e. coating and lamination, spun lace & needle punch nonwoven plant at its main building at Ring Road, Surat. MANTRA has procured spun bond plant also. The new ISDS building will have two class rooms, one workshop, one laboratory and office space.