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Scheme for Salt Worker- Training for Technology upgradation

Brief about the Scheme

The salt artisan are still following primitive methods and layout of the Salt works is out dated. The training is, therefore, necessary to demonstrate before them to produce good quality salt with high yield per acre under the given climatic conditions. The Scheme was launched in the year 2012-13.

  1. Detailed write-up:

     

    (I)

    Scheme Objectives

     

     

     

     

    To give training to salt workers to inculcate modern salt technology so as to improve the quality and quantity of salt produced.

     

     

    (II)

    Coverage & Eligibility

     

     

     

     

    In the first stage training programme is conducted by CSMCRI, Bhavnagar for master trainers. These master trainers are selected from the officials of SCO and salt cluster leaders. These master trainers then become eligible to impart training to salt worker/artisan engaged in salt production.

     

     

    (III)

    Budget Availability Utilization since last 5 years *

    ( please see Table –I & II Below)

     

     

    (IV)

    Physical Progress against milestones till the end of previous year (i.e. cumulative till 2015-16 and during the year 2016-17)

    ( please see Table –III Below)

     

     

     

    (V)

    Salient Features in Bullet Form

    • The salt artisan are still following primitive methods and layout of the Salt works is out dated. The training is, therefore, necessary to demonstrate before them to produce good quality salt with high yield per acre under the given climatic conditions.

     

    • The objective of the scheme is to give training to salt workers to inculcate modern salt technology so as to improve the quality and quantity of salt produced.

     

    • During the training 20 master trainers are given training for a period of 5 days on Chemistry of salt manufacturing, design and layout of salt works, washing of solar salt, value addition through bittern processing, semi mechanization of solar salt works, analytical techniques and soil analysis, fortification of solar salt with iodine and iron and industrial safety and hazard management in Salt Industry.

     

    • Two training prgrammes for master trainers as above have been organized by CSMCRI, Bhavnagar.

     

    • In the second stage, these master trainers have imparted training to salt workers/artisans in their respective state in local language. In each such training programme 30 salt artisans are imparted training.

     

    • The cost of conducting each training programme for master trainers is Rs 5 lakh and for salt artisans Rs. 3 lakh.

     

    • Two training programmes were envisaged to be organized for master trainers, while 60 training programmes for salt artisans during the whole plan period (i.e. 2012-2017)

     

     

    (VI)

    Implementing Agency

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    Salt Commissioner’s Organization (SCO)

     

     

    (VII)

    Monitoring and Review Mechanism

    Central Level Committee chaired by the Joint Secretary, DIPP and consisting of Salt Commissioner, Director (Finance), DIPP, Director (CSMCRI), Industry Commissioner/ Secretary of the concerned State Government as members and Deputy Secretary (Salt), DIPP as Member Secretary.

     

     

    (VIII)

    Findings of Evaluation, if any :

     

     

    NIL

  2. Scheme Guidelines (in searchable PDF / DOC ) as amended up to 31.12.2016 :

  3. Circulars/Notifications/ Orders with file name Indicating subject line in self-explanatory manner :

File NO. 15011/1/2014-Salt Dated 20.02.2015 and letter 15011/1/2014-Salt Dated 26.09.2013 and 30.07.2014

Budget Availability for Each Scheme / Programme

TABLE-I

Amount in crore

Year

Plan Allocation

Plan Expenditure

Non-Plan Allocation

Non-Plan Expenditure

2012-13

0.20

0.0

-

-

2013-14

0.10

0.0111

-

-

2014-15

0.30

0.2419

-

-

2015-16

0.40

0.1885

-

-

TABLE-II

Year 2016-17 Amount in crore

Year

Plan Allocation

Plan Expenditure

Non-Plan Allocation

Non-Plan Expenditure

Q1

0.067

-

-

-

Q2

0.067

0.0419

-

-

Q3

0.067

-

-

-

Q4

0.099

0.099

-

-

TABLE-III

Year

Target for No. of Training programme

 

Achievement (No. of training programme)

2012-13

Nil

nil

2013-14

05

01

2014-15

20

18

2015-16

20

02

TOTAL

45

21

2016-17

20

06

G.TOTAL

65

27

Remark : Two training programmes for master trainers were organized during 2015-16 as targeted in the scheme.

 

 


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