Leather Industry


  • India accounts for about 10 per cent of the world’s leather production
  • India is the world’s second largest producer of leather garments and footwear.
  • Despite advantages of low cost of labour and production, India faces major competition in overseas markets from countries such as China
What is needed in this industry?
  • India need to set up large factories with more machinery like in China to increase our output.
What government is doing?
  • The Government is considering a special package to boost leather industry
  • This special package, incorporating labour reforms, subsidies and duty incentives, for the leather sector to boost investment, jobs and exports
  • The package may include higher subsidy for setting up of mega leather clusters to create world-class infrastructure, and for upgradation or installation of Common Effluent Treatment Plants



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