New Footwear Development Training Centre in Agra & Chennai

To assist the development of the footwear industry, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has opened two Central Footwear Training Institutes (CFTIs) located at Agra and Chennai.

Footwear meeting the demand of the international marketplace are already being made in India and recent numbers suggest a growing demand. The total export of footwear from India during the last 5 years was (in USD million):

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 20010-11
1236.91 1489.35 1534.32 1507.59 1732.04

Apart from CFTIs, Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) (under the Administrative Control of Ministry of Commerce & Industry) has set up Footwear Design Studio at its campus in Noida,  Mumbai and Rae Bareli providing design as well as other technical inputs to the footwear industry.

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