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Country wide ‘Awareness Campaign & Workshop on IDLS Scheme’ is underway

With the purpose of generating awareness and for wider publicity of the Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) Scheme, Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI), as Project implementation Unit (PIU) initiated “Awareness Campaign & Workshop on IDLS Scheme” that is being organized in the various leather clusters across the country in the month of May 2019.

FDDI and Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) had experienced that the units often submit incorrect application to their respective PIU. Number of such applications is increasing day by day. Therefore, the awareness campaign was undertaken upon as directed by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Government of India where FDDI, CLRI and Council for Leather Exports (CLE) jointly conducting the workshop at various clusters with the aim to sensitise the industry about the paucity of available time vis-a-vis utilization of IDLS fund.

The DPIIT, under the Indian Footwear, Leather & Accessories Development Programme (IFLADP) has extended the IDLS Scheme for the period of 3 years (2017-20).

IDLS Scheme proposes to incentivize investment and manufacturing including job creation by providing backend investment grant/subsidy @ 30% of the cost of Plant and Machinery to Micro, Small & Medium enterprises and @20% of the cost of Plant and Machinery to Other units to a ceiling of Rs 3.0 Crore for each product line.

AWARENESS CAMPAIGN & WORKSHOP ON IDLS SCHEME IN MAY 2019

            Date

Cluster

Date

Cluster

02/05/2019

Ambur & Vaniyambadi

03/05/2019

Chennai

08/05/2019

Kanpur

09/05/2019

New Delhi

13/05/2019

Kolkata

16/05/2019

Mumbai

21/05/2019

Agra

30/05/2019

Jalandhar

IDLS Scheme is aimed at enabling tanneries, footwear, footwear components, leather goods and accessories, leather garments, harness & saddler manufacturing units to upgrade themselves leading to productive gains, capacity upgradation, cost cutting, design & development and employment generation including product diversification and setting up of new units.

FDDI and CLRI are the two arms of DPIIT, working as PIU for the IDLS Scheme for Product units and Tanneries respectively.

The aim of the workshop is to create awareness and inform about the modalities of the IDLS Scheme such as documentations required in filing of applications,  highlighting the points on which corrections are required in the already filed applications, motivation  & guidance to the applicants to file application and to provide understanding of Online application submission.

Mr. Aritra Das, Project Coordinator, IDLS Scheme and Mr. Vivek Raina, Dy. Project Coordinator, IDLS Scheme visited various clusters and actively participated in these workshops.

During the interactive session in the respective cluster, the queries of the participants were also clarified by these FDDI officials.