India should aim to achieve greater than $10 billion price of leather exports by 2025, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, stated on Wednesday.
Addressing an occasion of the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), Goyal stated: “I do really feel very, very glad that you’re aspiring to develop to a minimum of $10 billion by 2025, although this nonetheless provides you solely a progress fee of about 15-17 per cent. Whereas wanting on the potential of all of you, I believe we will take a look at much more bold targets.”
According to Goyal, ‘Kolhapuri Chappals’ alone can achieve $1 billion of exports goal.
Besides, he appealed to the leather trade to be ‘Aatmanirbhar’ (self-reliant), and never watch for the Centre to roll out schemes, allot land at subsidised charges, or come out with a PLI scheme.
“All of this stuff, in my humble view, will maintain again your progress,” he stated.
He additionally assured all assist from the Centre to the leather trade for attaining the targets by organising ‘BIS Standards laboratories’ in shut proximity to the leather clusters.
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