FDDI has trained more than 5,35,266 youths till March 2017 under PLSDP Programme

In continuation to 11th Five Year Plan Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) is implementing “Placement Linked Skill Development Programme (PLSDP) under the XIIth Five Year Plan of the Government of India in association with Department for Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

The training programmes were conducted at various operators training centers such as Agra, Kanpur, Bareilly, Delhi/NCR, Kolkata, Ranipet, Chandigarh, Maharastra, Bihar & various other parts of the country. To provide the training programme at doorstep of unemployed youth, 96 centers/sub-centers were also established in the remote areas &, the training programmes were also carried out at the places provided by the factory owners, shoe organizations & other onsite locations.

The training was provided in footwear manufacturing especially in the areas of closing & cutting. Normally the training programme started in the first week of the month & it continued up to second week of the next months. The whole programme was for 6 weeks, the first 4 weeks training was given in the operator training center & the next 2 weeks practical training was given in the factory where the trainee was placed for employment.

Till 31st March 2017, FDDI has trained 5,35,266 trainees & placed 4,30,928 candidates in various Footwear Industries across the country. Year wise distribution of trainees is given here under:

S. No. Year No. of trainees No. of trainees placed
1 11th Five Year Plan 22,006 17,973
2 12th Five Year Plan (2012-13) 27,000 20,758
3 12th Five Year Plan (2013-14) 59,000 47,117
4 12th Five Year Plan (2013-14) 59,000 47,117
5 12th Five Year Plan (2015-16, up to 31st March 2016 out of the target of 144000 trainees) 1,44,093 1,15,660
6 12th Five Year Plan (2016-17, up to March 2017) against the target of 1.44 lacs trainees 1,45,164 1,16,772


A view of the awareness march

AIDS is not simply a health problem but, with it come social repercussions which cause the victim to be stigmatized in the society, which is unfair, and hence, as an Institute, it becomes our moral responsibility to boost awareness, increase participation, combat stigma, improve education and kick-start prevention strategies.

It was a clarion call to the society, where the staff and students enhanced the awareness in combating the causes of AIDS pandemics and its deadly result through their performance and slogans.

The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988 after health ministers around the world met in London, England and agreed on observing such day as a way of highlighting the enormity of the AIDS pandemic.

The students clearly gave the message that it is the opportunity for young people to work actively and collaboratively with partners and other stakeholders around the world to raise awareness about HIV and help each other in progressing closer to the universal goal of an AIDS-free generation.

The event was sponsored by ICICI Bank, Rohtak.