NEW DELHI: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently suggested the leather export industry to develop clusters in backward areas as they can get land and manpower at affordable prices, with a view to boost shipments.

The Road Transport and Highways and MSME Minister said 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.

“You plan a policy for next 50 years. 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,” he said.

He was speaking at the CLE National Export Excellence Awards here.

The Minister suggested the industry to explore options of buying land and develop clusters around the 22 new green expressways.

POSTED BY Daily Shipping Times.