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National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) 

NAPS is an industry –friendly scheme for engaging apprentices in the leather sector. It has made apprenticeship attractive for both industry and youth by removing stringent clauses from the Apprentice Act of 1961. Apprenticeship is a proven solution the world over, to train the workforce as per emerging industry needs. Continue Reading

How In-House Training and Support for Startups Can Transform Business in The Footwear Segment

“Skilled manpower is the basic need for any segment in the employment-intensive leather industry. Particularly in the footwear industry, there is huge loss in productivity and quality since many factories employ unskilled or semi-skilled workers.” Emphasizing on various aspects of skilling and entrepreneurship in this sector, Shri Raj Kumar Gupta, Continue Reading

Message from Shri. R. Ramesh Kumar, CEO, LSSC

At the outset let me wish you a happy and prosperous New Year! I hope this year brings you good business and you succeed as entrepreneurs and encourage more people to take the route to job-creation and economic development. Being labor-intensive, leather industry has great potential to create jobs and address Continue Reading

Message from Shri P.R. Aqeel Ahmed, Vice-Chairman, Council for Leather Exports

The Indian leather industry has tremendous potential for sustainable growth and employment generation. Considering this, the Government of India had recognized the leather sector as a Focus Sector under the prestigious Make in India programme announced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. The Indian Leather Development Programme (ILDP) which was Continue Reading

Message from Shri. Mukhtarul Amin, Chairman, Council for Leather Exports (CLE)

The Government of India has announced a major support measure for the leather and footwear sector in the form of special package for leather and footwear sector, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on 16th December, 2017. This package, with an approved expenditure of Rs.2600 crore, encompasses support measures covering Continue Reading

Message from Shri. Habib Hussain, Chairman, LSSC

Happy New Year and warm wishes for a prosperous 2018! The focus on demand-driven skilling has become a key area for capacity building in the leather industry. Last year, we saw the setting up of multi-skill centers in core leather clusters like Kanpur and Agra. This year we will expand Continue Reading
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A Report on the inauguration of Multi-Skill Leather Training Center at Kanpur

The Multi Skill Training Centre for Leather trades at Kanpur-Unnao Leather Cluster (KLC) campus was inaugurated on 27th July 2017 by Shri Satish Mahana, Hon’ble Minister for Industries Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh. The training center will play a key role in skilling 50000 candidates across India and 10000 candidates Continue Reading
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Interview of Shri M. Rafeeque Ahmed, Chairman

Leather industry has to move up the ladder in skilling to include supervisors and mid-management personnel “Skilling the supervisors and mid-management personnel is as important as skilling the workers at the base level to survive and scale in the global leather market.” Delivering this strong message for re-looking at our skill Continue Reading

Message from Shri Ramesh Kumar, IAS CEO, Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC)

Leather Industry acquires a prominent place in Indian economy due to its potential for high employment and entrepreneurship. Currently, most leather clusters operate as unorganized and small enterprises with poor access to skilled workforce. It is important for leather industry to adopt scientific production methods and environment-friendly industrial practices to Continue Reading

Message from Shri P R Aqeel Ahmed, Vice-Chairman Council for Leather Exports (CLE)

Footwear has been playing and will continue to play an important role in the development of Indian leather industry.  As far as exports are concerned, India still predominantly exports men’s footwear which has a  share of over 60%. However, women’s and children’s footwear constitute about 70% of global footwear market Continue Reading
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