Indian Leather Development Programme (ILDP) is being implemented for development of leather sector in 12th FYP with an outlay of Rs.990.36 crore in the country. The major objective of ILDP is to augment raw material base, enhance capacity, modernization and up-gradation of leather units, address environmental concerns, human resource development, support to traditional leather artisans, address infrastructure constraints and establish institutional facilities.
The ILDP comprises the following six sub-schemes:
(i) Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) – Under this sub-scheme, assistance is provided for technology up-gradation/modernization and/or expansion and setting up of a new unit in the leather sector. The Sub-scheme provides assistance in form of investment grant to the extent of 30% of cost of new plant and machinery for micro and small enterprises and 20% of cost of new plant and machinery for other units subject to a ceiling of Rs. 2 crore for each product line.
(ii) Human Resource Development (HRD) – HRD mission targets potential work force for leather sector and lays stress on skill development and technical development. This project is intended to train and prepare individuals to be fit to work in medium to large industrial units. Up gradation of skills of persons already employed in the sector, besides training for trainers/supervisors, is also undertaken. Under Placement Linked Skill Development Training, at least 75% of trained persons are placed in the industry as per the guidelines.
(iii) Support to Artisan – There are various clusters in India making traditional footwear and other leather goods. The aim of this scheme is to promote the clusters at various forums as they are an integral part of rural Indian economy and have potential for generating local employment and export. The artisan clusters all over India would be supported for enhancing their design and product development, capacity building, providing marketing support, establishing common facility center and marketing support/linkage. The broad objective of this component is to ensure better and higher returns to the artisans resulting into socio-economic upliftment.
(iv) Establishment of Institutional Facilities – The sub-scheme of ILDP aims at providing institutional facilities by way of establishing new campuses of FDDI to meet the growing demand of the leather industry for footwear technologies, designers, supervisors and mechanics. Two new branches of FDDI in Punjab and Gujarat are being set up.
(v) Leather Technology, Innovation & Environmental Issues – This sub-scheme provides financial support to Leather Cluster to meet the prescribed pollution control discharge norms and environmental issues. This covers establishment/ expansion/ up gradation of CETPs, Technology benchmarking for implementing cleaner technologies for environment management, utilization of solid waste from tanneries and conducting workshops to educate and train the tanners and tannery workers.
(vi) Mega Leather Cluster – The major objective of developing Mega Leather Clusters is to create state of the art infrastructure and to integrate the production chain in a manner that caters to the business needs of the leather industry so as to cater to the domestic market and exports. These mega clusters will assist the entrepreneurs to set up units with modern infrastructure, latest technology, and adequate training and Human Resource Development (HRD) inputs. The development of Mega Leather Clusters would help in creating additional employment opportunity, particularly for the weaker sections of society. Mega Leather Clusters (MLC) for the development of leather industry will have common facilities. The project cost would cover various infrastructure development components like Core Infrastructure, Special Infrastructure, Production Infrastructure, HRD & Social Infrastructure, R&D Infrastructure and Export services related infrastructure.
Common Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility and Common Effluent Treatment Plant
Besides support under ILDP, assistance has been provided for installation of one Common Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility and Common Effluent Treatment Plant in
Unnao (Kanpur), Uttar Pradesh
Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) at Thuthipet (Ambur), Tamilnadu
Maligaithope (Ambur) ,Tamilnadu
Valayampet (Vaniyambadi) in Tamilnadu
under Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (IIUS) being implemented by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.