The Indian leather and footwear industry has achieved significant transformation in the recent years in terms of value addition and has now become one of the major sourcing points. There is huge potential to achieve further growth and development.
Being a fashion and design oriented industry, we must ensure quick adaptation to the rapid changes in the global market so as to consolidate and expand our share amidst intense competition. I am sure that through optimum utilization of our strengths and with active support from the Government of India, we will make substantial progress in the coming years in the key areas of capacity modernization and technological up-gradation, skill development, environment management and also in establishment of new production hubs as per global standards.
Let us all strive to achieve further milestones by reaching double digit growth levels, both on exports and in the domestic market in the coming years.