The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has given the state of Maharashtra an in-principal approval to launch a Mega Leather Footwear and Accessories Cluster Park. The development will be located in Ratwad, Raigad district and will be designed to boost its leather industry.
DPIIT aims to develop the leather goods industry in India to boost employment opportunities, especially for women and young people. By choosing Maharashtra for its next major development project, DPIIT has confidence that the state can take a leading position in leather goods exports, ET Bureau reported.
“Leather sector holds immense potential for empowering women and engaging the youth,” read a release by DPIIT, TNN reported. “The establishment of the Mega Leather Footwear and Accessories Cluster Park in Raigad will mark a milestone in Maharashtra’s economic growth trajectory. This ambitious project will unleash a tremendous employment opportunity, strengthen the leather sector ecosystem, and foster the state’s overall economic prosperity.”
The Mega Leather Footwear and Accessories Cluster Park will measure 151 acres and will be designed to encourage collaboration across the industry. The facility aims to bring together leather manufacturers, designers, suppliers, and artisans and give them access to modern technology.
“The establishment of the Mega Leather Footwear and Accessories Cluster Park in proximity to Mumbai will provide a major boost to the sustainable leather industry in the state,” announced DPIIT. “This initiative reflects Maharashtra’s commitment to fostering economic growth, driving employment opportunities, and propelling the leather sector to new heights.”
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