Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) Scheme – Tanneries

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No.CLE-HO / ILDP / IDLS / 2013-14

Nov 12, 2013


All Members of the Council

Dear Members,

Sub: Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) Scheme – Tanneries

As you are aware, IDLS Scheme provides investment grant for modernization, technology up gradation and capacity expansion in all segments of the leather industry. The scheme provides financial assistance @ 30% of the cost of plant and machinery for SSI units and 20% of the cost of the plant and machinery for Non-SSI units, subject to a ceiling of Rs.200 lakh (@ 20% to all units above the assistance of Rs.50 Lakh). The IDLS Scheme is implemented through multiple agencies as detailed below:

Central Leather Research InstitutePIU for Tanneries
Footwear Design & Development Institute PIU for Leather Products
Small Industries Development Bank of IndiaNodal agency for release of assistance to the sanctioned units
Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt of IndiaSanctioning Authority
Council for Leather ExportsFacilitation Agency for receipt of applications from units, and coordination with stakeholders

The DIPP has taken a decision that the financial assistance / investment grant under the IDLS Scheme would be approved for tanneries operating in all parts of the country, subject to submission of certificate from Department of Industries of State Government / State Pollution Control Board regarding compliance of environmentally sound waste water management by the applicant unit(s).

In accordance with the directions of the DIPP, the CLRI has desired the applicant units to submit certificate of current validity from State Pollution Control Board / Department of Industries indicating that the unit is in compliance with environmentally sound management practices with respect to the treatment and disposal of waste water.

In respect of your under-process cases and proposed applications concerning tanneries, you may send the above directly to the CLRI, a copy of which may be marked to the CLE for information.

Members may kindly take note of the above for compliance.

With warm regards,
Yours sincerely,

R. Ramesh Kumar, IAS
Executive Director