The Indian Textile constitutes a timeless facet of our rich Indian cultural heritage. The Indian fabric holds a special place in the world because of its durability, texture and exquisite designs.
The Indian Textiles Industry is an economic stalwart. Currently, it contributes about 14 percent to industrial production, 4 percent to the GDP, and 17 percent to the country's export earnings. The Textiles Sector provides direct employment to over 35 million people in India, holding the position of the second largest provider of employment after agriculture. Thus, the growth and all around development of this industry has a direct bearing on the nation's economic strength.
Keeping in mind the need to upgrade the skills of textile workers/handloom weavers, develop competitiveness in the textile industry and increase employability, the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India has launched Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS).