Continuation of IDLS Scheme

Continuation of the Integrated Development of Leather Sector(IDLS) Scheme during 11th Plan Period

April 7,2008

No.CLE/POL/IDLS/2008

Members of the Council.

Sub:Continuation of the Integrated Development of Leather Sector(IDLS) Scheme during 11th Plan Period

Dear Member,

As members are aware, the Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) Scheme was implemented by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India during the 10th Five Year Plan period. Through this scheme, financial assistance was provided to the tanners and leather products manufacturers for the modernization, expansion and technological upgradation of their production units. This scheme was implemented through two Programme Implementation Units (PIUs) namely :

  • Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai – for tanneries
  • Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Noida – for leather products

In this regard, the Council has now received a communication from DIPP, informing about the continuation of the IDLS scheme during the 11th Five Year Plan period (2007-2012) without any modification until further orders.

DIPP has stated that the eligibility criteria/guidelines of the IDLS will be same as stipulated in the DPP Office Memorandum Number. 5 (18)2002- Leather dated Nov. 3, 2005. The guidelines are hosted in the website of DIPP www.dipp.nic.in under the heading schemes. These guidelines are also hosted in the Council’s website www.leatherindia.org in the Policy section under the heading General Circular which members may refer.

DIPP has also requested the Project Implementation Units (CLRI in case of tanneries and FDDI for leather products) & SIDBI to technically/financially appraise all the applications received during the 11th Plan period for approval of the Steering Committee.

Members are hence requested to approach the respective PIUs namely CLRI for tanneries and FDDI for leather products to obtain more information on the status of their applications already submitted and also for submitting fresh applications, as the case may be.

Members may note the above and avail the benefits under IDLS accordingly.

With regards

Elangovan K
Executive Director