THE first mini leather industrial park with a potential to provide employment to 6,000 people, who can make shoes, chappals and other leathergoods, has been inaugurated in Duddeda village in Medak district (Andhra Pradesh) by the State Minister for Employment Generation, B Gopalakrishna Reddy. It is part of the ‘Malupu’ programme formulated by the Leather Industries Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (LIDCAP), under which the government plans to set up 72 mini leather parks over the next five years.

Source: Daily ‘The Hindu Business Line’, New Delhi