Ministry of Textile-Govt.Of India

  Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS)


The Textile sector currently contributes about 14% to industrial production, 4% to GDP and 17% to the country�s export earnings. Te textile sector provides direct employment to over 35 million people in India. Thus the growth of this industry has an overall bearing on the nation�s economy.  Keeping in mind the need to upgrade the skills of textile workers, to develop competitiveness in the textile industry and to increase employability, the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India has launched Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) wherein Central Silk Board has been included as an implementing agency.




To train and motivate rural/semi-urban youth/women for developing employable skill in them to start sericulture based enterprise.


To empower the rural youth/ women with entrepreneurial and management skill.


To address the shortage of trained manpower and to tap the huge employment potential.


About the course:


The above course envisages to train youth/ women in the following fields,


Mulberry cultivation,

Commercial silkworm rearing,

Cocoon handicrafts,

Cocoon reeling and spinning and

Skill updating of extension agents.


The trainees will be identified and selected through interview in consultation with help of local government bodies. The programme is free of cost and free boarding and lodging will be provided to the selected trainees. They will also be paid their actual travel expenses and also wage compensation during the training period.


Duration: The duration of each programme will be 15 days


Intake: It is proposed to train 15 persons per batch