A Brief Introduction
Dr Babu Jagjivan Ram Leather Industries Development Corporation Ltd., was established by the Govt of Karnataka in the year 1976 with main objective of overall development of leather industry in Karnataka and upliftment of socio-economic conditions of scheduled caste Leather Artisans in the state. The Corporation is well known by its brand LIDKAR.
The Leather Artisans in the state are economically most backward and still engaged in making and selling traditional footwear. They are being exploited by private dealers and hence they are not getting right price for their products. Even now many of the artisans are sitting on roadside without proper shelter and engaged in footwear repair for their livelihood.