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Seminar on IDLS Scheme Online Application Portal conducted by FDDI at Kolkata

A seminar on Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) Scheme Online Application Portal was conducted by Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) at Freya Design Studio, Kolkata Leather Complex, Kolkata on 7th May, 2018.

The online web portal of the IDLS Scheme has been unveiled on 28th March 2018 at FDDI, Noida.

The half day seminar, hosted by Council for Leather Export (CLE), Kolkata and Indian Leather Product Association (ILPA) at Kolkata Leather Complex, Bantala was conducted for the Indian Footwear, Leather and Accessories industries to sensitize them regarding the new online procedure.

Mr. Ramesh Juneja, CLE- Regional Chairman (Eastern region) inaugurated the program and welcomed the key facilitator, Mr. Aritra Das, Sr. Consultant, FDDI.

Mr. Ramesh Juneja, CLE- Regional Chairman (Eastern region) delivering the welcome speech

In his welcome speech, Mr. Juneja expressed industries' queries and concerns regarding the employment generation opportunities clause of the Scheme and also stressed on the importance of the Scheme for the survival of the sector.

Mr. Adhar Sahni, President, ILPA also addressed the gathering and introduced Mr. Das to the audience.

In a brief presentation, Mr. Das explained the key features of the IDLS Scheme and important changes. He assured that this new updated Scheme would enable the leather and associated industries to upgrade themselves through rightsizing and modernization in one hand and simultaneously, would encourage the new and young entrepreneur to set up new units and generate employment on the other.

Mr. Aritra Das, Sr. Consultant, FDDI making the presentation about the IDLS Scheme

Mr. Das also said that the new online application and tracking system of IDLS would simplify the process and cut down the time lag during implementation substantially. At the end of the session, he has also answered to the several questions raised by industry representatives regarding the new Scheme as well as several pending issues of the past IDLS Scheme.

A view of the participants

More than 70 representatives from different tanneries, footwears and leather goods producing units attended the seminar.