Per reports, the industry will soon have an influx of skilled craftsmen, produced by the proposed training institute in the Kanpur-Unnao Leather Cluster (KLC).
Reportedly, India’s Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises has submitted a detailed project report, seeking funding from central government.
Based on the Footwear Training Institute in Agra, the new institute is expected to train a total of 600 individuals. In addition to this, around 200 individuals will be coached via outreach programs. The initiate courses are expected to begin in the upcoming financial year. The academy will host programs to teach designing, cutting and stitching with a timeline of 6 months to 2 years.
Formerly known as the 'Manchester of the East', Kanpur has a rich history and is famous for its leather and textile products. Sadly, marred by destructive activities during the British rule and post-independence negligence, the city has lost its reputation. The authorities are eager to restore Kanpur to its former glory.