LUCKNOW (TIP): Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has given an in principle approval for two mega leather cluster projects in Hardoi and Kanpur districts. In a meeting with leather industrialists from Kanpur, the Chief Minister assured all possible help from the state government to develop these green field mega clusters which would bring an investment of around Rs 2,000 crores. The CM also directed officials of UP State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) to make available land for these projects.
According to Industrial and Infrastructure Development Commissioner, Anil Kumar Gupta one of the proposed leather parks would come up on 300 acres of land in Sandila Industrial Area of Hardoi district. The second would come up in Ramaipur area of Kanpur. About 625 acres of land in Kuraina, Bahadurnagar and Senpurabpara villages has been identified for this project. Gupta said that the proposed integrated leather parks would have world class infrastructure with latest technology equipped production chain to meet the demands of both the domestic as well as export market. He said that the parks will generate employment opportunity for 10,000 persons and 50 per cent of the factories would belong to the small and medium enterprises sector