Govt has allowed one hundred% FDI in the leather area and rationalized export duty on uncooked and semi-completed leather
Speaking at a rite on 22 September 2019 in which greater than one thousand applicants inside the leather-based quarter have been presented Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Certificates in Chennai, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Govt. Of India said the Leather Sector is an Export driven region and has the potential to create 2 million jobs inside the subsequent 5 years. The Government of India had recently introduced inside the Budget of 2019 that export duty is rationalized on raw and semi-completed leather-based growing opportunities within the area.

Dr. Pandey distributed Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) certificate to the graduating trainees below Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) of Skill India, who have been educated, assessed and licensed on their current ability sets throughout leather-based organizations with the due effort of the Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC).


Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship works intently with the LSSC under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) which inspires talent development to reinforce employability and productiveness of young people by incentivizing ability education. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), under PMKVY, certifies capabilities received informally and drives teens to project into aspirational activity roles. For the enterprise, formalizing the skills of personnel will deliver a clean picture approximately the to be had ability units, talent gaps and the need for upgradation to reap perfect best and productivity benchmarks. The terrific candidates, certified beneath RPL, have been given Best in Class Employer Scheme and HRD Scheme certificates at some point of the rite.

As of remaining week, extra than 2 million applicants across the country have obtained RPL below the PMKVY (2016-20). As in step with the trendy record (17 September), of the two. Seventy-eight million candidates enrolled, 2.70 million have been trained whilst 2.15 million were assessed and a couple of.03 million were given certificates.

Lauding the efforts of LSSC, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship stated, Globally, India is the second one biggest producer of leather clothes and shoes and with this exceptional market capability, the world appears promising within the years to come. When we look lower back at our beyond, India has always had a wealthy historical past of leather-based crafts like footwear and accessories. These had been prepared through quite skilled craftsmen from diverse clusters like Agra, Kanpur, Ambur and other regions. Today, those skills want to be preserved and people have to be endorsed to cause them to a method of sustainable livelihood. I am happy to peer the outcome of your RPL applications undertaken in near collaboration with the enterprise. I congratulate all of the candidates who’re receiving their certificate these days and desire them higher opportunities for persevered studying and career development. I wish you all excellent fulfillment and I increase persisted aid to LSSC team and all their partners.

The Government of India has allowed one hundred% foreign direct investment (FDI) within the area and rationalized export obligation on raw and semi-completed leather-based. The sector employees over 2.5 million human beings and has the capacity to create 2 million jobs inside the subsequent five years, he in addition delivered.

India bills for about 13% of the sector’s leather production. Footwear and Leather products in the international. The leather and leather-based merchandise industry make a contribution less than 1% to India’s GDP and Footwear industry contributes about 2% to India’s GDP. Indian leather-based enterprise has a massive capability for exports. It can attain USD 9.Zero billion by way of 2020, from the prevailing level of USD 5.85 billion. India has alternate agreements with Japan, Korea, ASEAN, Chile and so on., and is negotiating Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union, Australia and so forth.

About Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC)

The Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC) is an NSDC authorized non-profit corporation committed to satisfying the call for for professional workforce in the leather-based enterprise in India. The council, in partnership with CLE, caters to the education and employment wishes of various sub-sectors inside the leather industry. Set up in 2012, LSSC works with a number of participants from the enterprise, government businesses, the academia, the schooling partners and the assessment companions.