About Lidkar

Dr. Babu Jagjivan Ram Leather Industries Development Corporation Ltd. formerly known as Karnataka Leather Industries Development Corporation Ltd (LIDKAR) was established by Government of Karnataka in the year 1976 with the main objective of overall development of Leather Industry in Karnataka and up-liftment of Socio-economic conditions of Leather Artisans in the state. The administrative control of the Corporation is now under the purview Social Welfare Department. The Corporation has taken up various Developmental and Commercial programmes keeping in view the above objectives.

More than 50,000 Artisans have been assisted so far through various such programmes. Below is a brief of the proposed developmental activities to be undertaken for the benefit of SC leather Artisans:

Training Programme

  • Awareness programmes
  • Training camps in footwear & leather goods making for Income generating & livelihood
  • Study tour / Industrial visits to acquaint with modern technology
  • Human Resource & Skill Development Programme
  • Modern skill development training cum production centers

Self Employment Programmes

  • Providing Marketing linkage by providing Modern KIOSKS (pic)
  • Providing Wayside cabins to rural artisans
  • Direct sales outlets (Neera marata Malige) to SHGs of Leather Artisans

Business promotion activities

  • Special Offers during Festive seasons to promote artisan products
  • Sale of Artisan products through Mobile Vans

Infrastructure Development

  • Establishment of R & D centers
  • Providing Living cum-work sheds
  • Establishment of Mini Leather park in thrust areas

Welfare Programmes

  • Insurance coverage to Artisans
  • Death fund
  • Leather craft week & presentation of Awards to Artisans

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