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Online web portal of IDLS Scheme inaugurated

The online web portal of the Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) Scheme of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Government of India was inaugurated by Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS, Managing Director, Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) on 28th March 2018.

The IDLS Scheme, launched by DIPP is aimed at enabling Tanneries, Footwear, Footwear components, Leather goods and accessories, Leather garments and Leather saddlery manufacturing units to upgrade themselves leading to Productive gains, Right-sizing of capacity, Cost cutting, Design and development including simultaneously encouraging entrepreneurs to diversify and set up new units in the areas as specified.

A view of the online web portal of the IDLS Scheme

The scheme is also aimed at enhancement of formal employment opportunity in one of the most employment intensive Leather and product sector.

FDDI and Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) are the two arms of DIPP working as Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for the Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) scheme for the period of 3 years (2017-20) for Product units and Tanneries respectively

From Left: Mr. Vikas Singh, IRS, Executive Director, FDDI & Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS, Managing Director, FDDI at the inauguration of the online web portal of the IDLS Scheme

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Sharing the details, Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS, Managing Director, said, “The online web portal will carry out all the Scheme related transactions in an efficient, fast and transparent manner which will enable all the stakeholders of the Scheme to communicate through a single platform for all their activities.”

FDDI is privileged to be a part of the Honourable Prime Minister’s vision of 'Digital India' and for the first time, since the commencement of the Scheme way back on 3rd November 2005, the Scheme will be implemented through paperless system using the online web portal with active interface of PIU, Applicant units and DIPP.

The quantum of assistance in this scheme has been raised to Rs. 3 Crore and 30% of total investment is extended to all Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) units.

The online web portal for submission of IDLS applications is active on web link https://www.idls.fddiindia.com.