UP Government is coming up with country’s first leather park in Ramaipur village (Kanpur) under Mega Leather Cluster Project.
As per the media reports, the park will be in an area of 235 acres and 50,000 people will get direct employment at the park, while 150,000 people will get indirect employment.
At an expected investment of Rs. 5,850 crore, the park is expected to have more than 150 tanneries. It is aimed to facilitate the manufacturing of world-class leather shoes, purses and jackets and their export to other countries.
The ministry of commerce has already approved the establishment of the park and land has already been acquired and the work is progressing rapidly on this project.
Apart from Kanpur, Agra is also a well-known hub of leather products.
It is also pertinent to mention that RP Polypacks and Kanpur Plastics Limited have set up textile factories in Kanpur city and Kanpur rural at the cost of Rs. 150 crore and Rs. 200 crore, respectively.