This scheme is implemented through DIPP. All States having large concentration of leather units as also States having potential for growth of the leather sector are convered under the scheme. The scheme has six sub schemes under which financial assistance is provided for: i) Modernization and up-gradation of technology of the leather units under Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) Sub Scheme. ii) Establishment of Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) campus to meet the growing demand of the leather industry for Footwear technologists, designers, supervisors and mechanics under Establishment of Institutional Facilities sub-scheme. iii) Setting up of Mega Leather Cluster under Mega Leather Cluster Sub Scheme. iv) Skill Development of unemployed persons, skill up-gradation of employed persons and training of trainers through the Human Resources Development Sub Scheme. v) Providing support to artisans by following cluster based approach sub-scheme. vi) Providing assistance to meet the prescribed pollution control discharge norms and environmental issues under Leather Technology, Innovation and Environment Issues Sub Scheme. The assistance would be provided for the following four categories of the projects: (a) Technology Bench Marking and Environment management for Leather Sector. (b) Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs). (c) Solid Waste Management. (d) Environment Related Workshops.
Nature of the Assistance:
GOI assistance would be @ maximum of Rs 15,000/- per trainee in case of Primary (Skill Development) Segment meant for persons not already employed in the sector; Rs 50,000/- per trainee in case of Secondary (Skill Development) segment fir existing employees in the industry at the shop floor; and Rs Lakh per trainer in case of Trainers segment. The placement of 75% of trained persons (under primary skill development) is mandatory for availing assistance.
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Source: Skill Development Scheme