Patna leather industry flourishing | SupportBiz

Vertical View

Patna leather industry flourishing

 
The leather industry in Patna, Uttar Pradesh, has become a major sector cluster in the state. The industry manufactures leather footwear, which is quite famous among traders throughout of the country for its fine quality.

According to  official sources, there are over 500 units in the industry, where   about 5,000 people work.  This footwear industry, which is  popular largely for sandals and floaters, earns a collective annual turnover of over Rs. 85 crore.

“This is a huge industry, which  has now emerged as one of the major  hubs  in the  state. We keep  guiding our workers, to bring out the best in them. The workers here make different designs  of footwear, ” said Saarth Kapoor, one of the manufacturers.

“Not only  local traders, but traders  from  all parts of the country  come here to buy footwear and sell them in their own areas, at higher prices.  Many  tourists also like to buy this footwear,” he said.

“We use the  finest quality of leather in our products,  but  have to face various problems that hamper our work. The Municipal Corporation stops us from draining water after washing leather. There should more  Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP) in the area,” stated Sangidh Kumar, another manufacturer.