While suggesting the best way to promote MSMEs of the leather industry, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has suggested the leather export industry to develop clusters in backward areas as they can get land and manpower at affordable prices.
The government can think of giving incentives to such clusters, which will have all the facilities like labs and design centres for the leather industry, said the MSME Minister.
Speaking at the CLE National Export Excellence Awards, Gadkari said, “Develop clusters in backward areas because there, you will get land and manpower at cheap rates. We can give power, and logistics cost will be less there. We will try our level best for low taxation because the area is backward.”
Citing example of the Delhi-Mumbai highway, which will pass though economically backward and tribal areas in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Haryana, the Minister suggested the industry to explore options of buying land and develop clusters around the 22 new green expressways.