In an obvious bid to give major boost to the leather industry, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday approved two greenfield mega leather cluster (MLC) projects to come up at Sandila in Hardoi and Ramaipur in Kanpur districts.
Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) will make land available for the two projects that are likely to bring an investment of Rs. 2000 crore.
Uttar Pradesh govt team visits Italian units, delegation from that country coming to state in December.
Facilitated by Mario Pucchi of the Italian Leather Council in Vigevano and the Indian embassy, the state delegation visited tanneries and effluent treatment plants and held extensive meetings with officials of the Italian Leather Council. A fully developed leather cluster comprising of 300 tanneries at Vigevano was also on the itinerary.
Following on the strategy of UP government to publicise the new industrial policy initiatives abroad, a high level official team led by Anil Kumar Gupta studied various models of leather cluster development during the visit to Italy.
Apart from the infrastructure & industrial development commissioner, the delegation comprised of Principal Secretary (Small Scale Industries) Mukul Singhal, Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) Managing Director Manoj Singh and Secretary to the Chief Minister Alok Kumar.
Last month UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav gave in-principle approval for the development of two green-field Mega Leather Cluster (MLC) projects at Sandila in Hardoi and at Ramaipur in Kanpur.
The Chief Minister had directed Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) to make land available for these projects. The leather clusters, which are proposed to be equipped with world-class infrastructure and cutting-edge technology, are expected to bring in an investment of around Rs 2,000 crore.
The integrated leather parks would be developed through special purpose vehicles (SPVs) promoted by leather entrepreneurs under a Union government scheme for the development of mega leather clusters.