commerce & Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017 in the Rajya Sabha on 24th July, 2017 to declare the FDDI as an Institution of National Importance (INI). Subsequently, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman replied to the queries made by Hon’ble members of Rajya Sabha on “The Footwear Design & Development Institute Bill, 2017”.
After several rounds of debate, The Rajya Sabha passes the Footwear Design & Development Institute Bill, 2017 on 24th July 2017.