Production units to open in Tamil Nadu
Recent figures suggest that producers in Tamil Nadu account for 38 per cent of India’s leather footwear, garments and component manufacture.
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The government in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu is said to be looking to establish up to 25 leather and footwear manufacturing units, while ensuring a minimum distance of 50 km between the companies involved. This spaced-out development is expected to provide a potential employment figure of 15,000 to 20,000 people, according to a state official. The Confederation of Indian Footwear Industries has estimated that the non-leather footwear sector in Tamil Nadu could see a growth of close to 200 per cent by 2030.
The economy of Tamil Nadu is reportedly the second largest in India. it is seen as the most urbanised state in the country and one of the most industrialised regions. The manufacturing sector accounts for more than one-third of Tamil Nadu's gross state domestic product. Recent figures suggest that producers in the state account for 60 per cent of India’s leather tanning capacity, as well as 38 per cent of all leather footwear, garments and component manufacture.
This article was originally published on page 2 of the February 2023 issue of SATRA Bulletin.