Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
26-April-2012 17:46 IST
Production of Footwear




As per the Report of the 4th Census of Registered MSMEs, for the reference year 2006-07 (for which survey was conducted till 2009-10 and Report published in 2011), the gross output in respect of  leather and leather products  is Rs.13702.22 crore.  As per the record maintained for the registered units by District Industries Centre, Agra, the production of footwear by cottage, small and medium scale industries in Agra for the last 3 years is as  under:-

2008-09                       330 to 390 lakh pairs

2009-10                       450 to 510 lakh pairs

2010-11                                              540 to 600 lakh pairs


Central Footwear Training Institute, Agra is functioning under the Administrative Control of O/o Development Commissioner (MSME).  The main objective of the Institute is human resource development. The institute is conducting long term as well as short term training programmes in Footwear Manufacturing.  The institute is also providing consultancy services as well as common facility services to the footwear industries for getting their job done.  The number of persons trained and units benefited by CFTI, Agra, during the last 3 years is:-


Number of Persons Trained

Units benefited











Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP)  has implemented a sub-scheme namely Human Resource Development (HRD) under Indian Leather Development Programme in Agra (alongwith Kanpur) during 11th Five Year Plan Period under which Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI), Noida has implemented Placement Linked Skill Development Programme in the areas of Agra and Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh with a Government of India Assistance of Rs. 15.96 crore.  15,960 unemployed persons were trained in Agra and Kanpur and out of these, 12,691 persons were placed in the Leather Industry.


This information was given by the Union Cabinet Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Virbhadra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.