Cle Felicitates Its Members | Kanpur News


KANPUR: The central regional office of the Council for Leather Export on Saturday felicitated its members who had achieved distinction in the third Central Regional Export Award ceremony held at the CLE Multipurpose Hall, KLC Complex Banthar Unnao.
UP minister for MSME, khadi and village industries Rakesh Sachan, who the chief guest at the function, presented the awards and congratulated the award winners in recognition of their outstanding export performance in different product categories of leather, which included leather and amp; non-leather footwear, leather goods, saddlery & harness, leather garments and industrial leather gloves and brand creation.
He said leather and leather product units of Kanpur/Unnao region are playing an important role in the economy of the state and the country and also in promoting export and domestic industry. Kanpur leather sector has an annual export of about Rs 8200 crore while it did the domestic business of Rs 15,000 crores in the year 2021-22. Kanpur region also plays a leading role in export which is in line with the vision of making Uttar Pradesh a one trillion dollar economy.
Former CLE chairman Mukhtarul Amin welcomed the chief guest, the industry members and the award winners. Mentioning about the strength of the leather industry and contribution of the Kanpur region in India’s export of leather and leather products, he said the support and cooperation being extended by the state and the Central governments in this sector is highly appreciable. The signing of FTAs with India-UAE and India-Australia would help this sector in increasing exports, he said.
He urged the government to consider the requests of the industry including CFC, design studio and funding support for up-gradation of testing labs etc. He requested the government that the export duty imposed on raw leather should be restored at the previous rate (60%) so as to overcome scarcity of raw materials which would help in enhancing export of finished goods.
As many as 94 awards were distributed to various leather industries in the function.
CLE vice-chairman RK Jalan welcoming the chief guest said that the industry was grateful to him for gracing the occasion and presenting the export awards to the winners. He said the leather industry should focus on innovation, technology led development in the leather sector so that it can achieve more milestones.





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