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Inception of the Indian Footwear Sizing system, Centre affirms

The present of Shoe and its measurement is based upon French and British standard, Government planned it to make indigenous under Atma Nirbhar Bharat and Make in India campaign

The central government has launched the first ‘Indian shoe measurement system’ to determine the size of shoes needed to meet the needs of local people, the Department of Trade and Industry said on Friday. The DPIIT (Department of Industry Promotion and Internal Trade) in consultation with the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai will outline the standards and rules for building shoe lengths required to provide comfortable and healthy footwear.

Since the current specification of Indian Standard measurement and shoe placement is based on European and French Standards, it needs to be updated to match the demographics, anthropometric features of Indian footwear for comfortable footwear.

The Department of Trade and Industry said the anatomy and performance requirements for shoes for children, adolescents and adults “depend on the number of people”, adding that the construction and development of appropriate footwear for Indians only is necessary.

“This work includes anthropometric survey, statistical analysis and development of the Indian footprint system and includes foot biomechanics and study of mobility, material identification, durable construction, design patterns and comfort parameters, sample testing, data production,” said the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.


DPIIT has approved ₹ 10.80 crore to complete a project that will require accurate measurements taking into account all variations based on region, gender, age, and health status. The department said the project would lead to “the release of key products” in order to “achieve AatmaNirbhar Bharat and Make In India campaign initiated by PM Narendra Modi.”

Therefore, adopting indigenous will preserve heritage, belongingness, values and customs which leads to attachment with the beautiful culture that is Sanatana Culture. The Atma Nirbhar Bharat is key to development and empowerment of India and will also nourish whole world as Sanatana Dharma and its ideology works on the principle of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.

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