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Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister launches SCALE app for skill development in leather sector at Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai” published in PIB on 20th September 2022.
What is the News?
The Union Minister of Skill Development has launched the SCALE (Skill Certification Assessment for Leather Employees) app.
What is a SCALE App?
Launched by: Leather Skill Sector Council
Purpose: The app provides a one-stop solution for the skilling, learning, assessment and employment needs of the leather industry.
– It allows people from all age groups interested in leather craft to access online live-streamed classes from the state-of-the-art studio at its office.
About India’s Leather Industry
The Leather industry in India accounts for around 13% of the world’s leather production of hides/skins. India is the second-largest producer and consumer of footwear in the world. It accounts for 9% of the world’s footwear production.
The leather industry is an employment-intensive industry providing jobs to more than 4 million people.
Scheme for Leather Industry: Indian Footwear and Leather Development Programme (IFLDP)