Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017 introduced in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Mar 14 (KNN) The Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha today in order to declare the FDDI as an Institution of National Importance (INI).

Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the Bill.

The objective of the proposed legislation is to facilitate and promote teaching, training and research in all disciplines relating to design and development of Footwear and leather products and to enable FDDI to emerge as Centre of Excellence meeting international standards.

The Footwear Design & Development Institute was established in 1986 with the objective of providing trained human resource and assistance to the sector.

FDDI has pan-India presence with campuses at Noida, Kolkata, Chennai, Fursatganj (UP), Rohtak (Haryana), Chhindwara (M.P) and Jodhpur (Rajasthan) equipped with state of art academic facilities and infrastructure.

New campuses at Hyderabad, Patna, Ankleshwar (Gujarat), Banur(Punjab) and Guna (M.P) would also start functioning shortly.

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