Boosting leather and leather goods production and exports

In the last 2/3 years market price of raw hide and skin witnessed a sharp decline. Various reasons like shrinking of demand for crust and finished leather in export market, failure of Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in the Tannery Industrial Estate are responsible for this scenario. If these problems cannot be addressed, smuggling of raw hide will increase creating raw materials crisis for the tanneries.