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West Bengal Govt to spend Rs 540 cr on infra of ‘Integrated Leather Complex’; to house tanneries from WB, Kanpur, Chennai

image West Bengal Govt to spend Rs 540 cr on infra of ‘Integrated Leather Complex’; to house tanneries from WB, Kanpur, Chennai

Kolkata, Oct 22 (KNN) For Asia’s first ‘Integrated Leather Complex’ on the Calcutta Leather Complex (CLC) in Bantala, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal Government has plans to spend Rs 540 crore to develop its infrastructure. The complex will house several micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from leather sector.

As many as 100 tanneries from Kanpur are reportedly shifting there in the coming years.

State Finance and Industry & Commerce Minister, Dr Amit Mitra said this recently at the recently-held India, Leather and Accessories Fair in Kolkata.

It will house a lot of tanneries and leather goods manufacturers from West Bengal as well as from places like Kanpur and Chennai, according to a media report on All India Trinamool Congress’ (AITC) website.

At present, 385 tanneries and 40 leather goods units are operational.

A 60-acre footwear park worth an investment of Rs 800 crore and employment potential of 7,000 will be coming up soon.

Several new projects were announced at Karmadiganta by Mamata Banerjee recently, whose completion would generate 5 lakh jobs, both direct and indirect.

The present turnover at the CLC is Rs 13,500 crore. The State Government is aiming to raise the target to Rs 30,000 crore in the next five years.

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