Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Functions of the Division

EP(LSG) Division deals with export promotion of leather & leather products and sports goods & toys. EP(LSG) Division facilitates India’s participation in trade promotion events and also export related interventions through Council for Leather Exports (CLE) & Sports Goods Export Promotion Council (SGEPC). Activities/ functions of CLE & SGEPC are available at their website:,

The administrative matters pertaining to the Footwear Design Development Institute (FDDI) are also dealt with in EP(LSG) Division. Activities/ functions of FDDI are available at its website:

Officers in the Division
Ms. Nidhi Mani Tripathi Joint Secretary
  •  Tel : 23061971
Ms Padma Ganesh Deputy Secretary
  •  Tel : 23062262
Shri Sanjay Kerketta Under Secretary
  •  Tel : 23062044
Trade Statistics
1. Export data for leather, leather products and footwear:
Commodity Million USD Million USD Million USD
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Finished Leather 874.24 721.76 524.15
Leather Footwear 2193.86 2195.54 2081.64
Footwear Components 335.24 319.10 261.67
Leather Garments 518.96 468.43 429.11
Leather Goods 1365.79 1434.27 1340.56
Saddlery & Harness 155.97 159.35 151.44
Non-Leather Footwear 296.91 392.65 281.97
Total 5740.97 5691.10 5070.55
% Growth 1.67% -0.87% -10.90%

                                                            (Source: DGCIS)

2. Export data for Sports Goods:
Commodity Million USD Million USD Million USD
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Sports Goods 153.12 213.96 165.40
% Growth 39.73 -22.70

                                                           (Source: DoC –NIC)

3. Export data for Toys:
Commodity Million USD Million USD Million USD
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Toys 152.72 203.46 238.75
% Growth 33.22 17.34

                                                           (Source: DoC –NIC)

Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI)

Footwear Design and Development Institute was established in the year 1986 as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 with an objective to provide skilled manpower to the leather industry. In the year 2017, the institute has been conferred the status of “Institution of National Importance” as per the Footwear Design and Development Institute Act, 2017. The institute has pan-India presence with well-designed campuses at Noida, Fursatganj, Chennai, Kolkata, Chhindwara, Rohtak, Jodhpur, Guna, Patna, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Ankleshwar.

FDDI conducts wide range of professional programmes in the area of Footwear Design & Production Management, Creative Designing CAD/CAM, Fashion Merchandizing & Retail Management, Leather goods & Accessories Design, Fashion Design and Business management etc. thus, providing trained high-class professionals, managers, fashion Designers, technologists to the industry to keep pace with the growing demand.

FDDI has distinct presence not only in higher education, but, also in the spheres of Industrial Consultancy, Research and Development and Training of Active Industry Professionals.

Mandatory disclosures under RTI Act
Appellate Authority
Ms. Nidhi Mani Tripathi Joint Secretary
Ms. Padma Ganesh Deputy Secretary
Shri Sanjay Kerketta Under Secretary