Integrated Development of Leather Sector(IDLS) Scheme

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India is implementing an Indian Leather Development Programme (ILDP) for the overall industrial growth of leather sector in the country during the Eleventh Five Year Plan period 2007-2012. One of the sub-schemes of the ILDP is Integrated Development of Leather Sector (IDLS) Scheme.

The IDLS scheme provides investment grant to the production units in the country, for technology up gradation, modernization, capacity creation in all segments of the Leather Industry. The scheme was implemented with effect from Nov 3, 2005.  The scheme provides financial assistance of 30% of the cost of plant and machinery for SSI units and 20% for Non-SSI units, subject to a ceiling of Rs.50 lakh in case of both SSI and Non-SSI units. The IDLS scheme is continuing in the XI plan period with certain modifications.  The new IDLS scheme has come into force from 29th August 2008. The scope of the IDLS scheme has been enhanced to include new units.  The financial assistance has been increased from the present ceiling of Rs.50 Lakh (30% for SSI and 20% for Non-SSI units) to Rs.2 Crore @ 20% to all units above the assistance of Rs.50 Lakh.  

Involved Agencies in the IDLS Scheme

Programme Implementation Unit for Tanneries
Programme Implementation Unit for Leather Products
Nodal Agency for release of assistance to the applicants
For consideration of the applications and sanctioning authority
Facilitating Agency – with members, co-ordination with CLRI, FDDI, SIDBI and DIPP

Detailed guidelines of the IDLS Scheme, Procedures, Lists of machinery that are eligible for assistance, Application Forms, Check-List of supporting documents required etc are available in the CLE website: CLRI Website: FDDI website: