• A first-of-its-kind footwear training center for the marginalized community was inaugurated here by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
  • It will provide a comprehensive two-month training program to leather artisans for making high-quality footwear.
  • The center has been established with the help of the Central Footwear Training Institute (CFTI), Agra, a unit of the MSME ministry.
  • The training center will also provide logistics support to the artisans in starting their own shoe-making business once their two-month training is completed.
  • The artisans will also be provided a tool kit worth Rs 5,000 for carrying out their activities in the future.
  • The Khadi and Village Industries Commission is also setting up a similar footwear training center in Varanasi.

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