12 leather industries from Kanpur get land allotment letters in West Bengal
| Monday | 11th February, 2019
Kanpur: Out of 100 leather entrepreneurs who had applied for land in West Bengal, twelve leather industries of the city have been given land allotment letters by the micro, small and medium enterprises department of the West Bengal governmnt in the global business summit held in Kolkata recently.
According to Javed Iqbal, chairman, Central Region Council for Leather Export, so far twelve leather industries have got the letters of allotment and more industries would figure in the second list.
The land allotment letters were given by WB chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
"West Bengal has proved to be an ideal place where land is cheaper having facilities of an international airport and a port", he added.Nayyar Jamal, another leather entrepreneur said that according to reports of IIT and National Environment Research Institute, there was no need to shift tanneries and the matter could have been resolved by raising a 50 mld treatment plant.
"Shifting leather industry to others states will be a big loss to UP as the leather industry has an annual business of Rs 20,000 crores and around 10 lakh people are earning their livelihood in the subsidiaries attached with the tanneries", he said further.Ashraf Rizwan, another leather entrepreneur said the land for the leather cluster was purchased at Ramaipur for which 285 members of the leather Industry had pooled Rs 35 crore but they did not get any land, forcing leather industrialists to locate a new place which can provide maximum facilities and is comparatively cheaper than UP.
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