A new leather cluster is coming up in Krishnapatnam in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, reports The Times of India. The cluster, called the Krishnapatnam International Leather Complex Private Limited (KILCPL), is expected to boost the exports of leather and leather products from India.

The cluster will be spread over an area of 412 acres near the sea coast.

KILCPL will have the capacity to process about 300 tonnes of hides and skins a day, which, annually, equals 10 percent of the total capacity in India at present. It will have about 25 tanning units and 21 leather processing units.

The Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) will be developing the infrastructure for the cluster. It will possess state-of-the-art technology in effluent treatment, which is environment-friendly, for the production of high-quality leather and leather products.

The cluster is expected to be constructed at an investment of USD200 million. Finance for the project is jointly being arranged by the Government of India, the Government of Andhra Pradesh, as well as by private participants.

KILCPL will have easy access to the Krishnapatnam port, the Chennai port, as well as the Ennore port, the latter two ports being located at a distance of 180km and 170km from Krishnapatnam respectively.

The Krishnapatnam Ultra Mega Power Project, promoted by Reliance Power, will supply power to the cluster.

At present, the exports of leather and leather products from India are valued at approximately USD2 billion, while the country’s total consumption of these products is nearly USD3 billion.

Source: The Times of India

 

What is your opinion?