‘Footwear-Leather’ cluster to be built in Rohtak on 500 acres

Chandigarh, July 18 ( P2P):  Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that the state government will set up a ‘Footwear-Leather’ cluster on about 500 acres in Rohtak so that more and more youth of the state get employment opportunities. Training will also be given to the students of ITI institutes around Rohtak city by connecting them with the footwear industry so that the industrialists of leather industry can get skilled youth at the local level and youth can get employment near their homes.

The Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the charge of Industries and Commerce Department, was presiding over the joint meeting of MSME officers and office bearers of Footwear Industry Association here today.

Sh. Dushyant Chautala told the office bearers of Footwear Industry Association that the state government is giving a lot of facilities to the industrialists in the state so that they do not face any problem in running their industries, due to which local youth will also get employment opportunities. He said that in Rohtak, the state government will form a ‘Footwear-Leather’ cluster in an area of about 500 acres, in which industrialists will be helped in every way. As soon as about two dozen industries are commissioned, a Common Service Centre will be made there in a year so that industrialists can get ease in their work.

The Deputy Chief Minister informed that a Centre of Excellence related to leather will also be set up to help the industrialists of the leather industry in the state. On the demand of the office bearers of the Association, Sh. Dushyant Chautala assured to build a labour-hostel near the ‘Footwear-Leather’ cluster so that the labourers working there do not face any problem in living and commuting to the industry.

Sh. Dushyant Chautala said that in the last few years, investors are coming forward to set up industries in the state, as the government has taken several major steps to improve the industrial environment, due to which Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi also recently honoured Haryana for the remarkable work done in the field of MSME. In this field, where the state has got the third position at the national level, Haryana has been ranked in the top achievers’ category in the fifth edition of ‘State Ease of Doing Business’ released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, which is a matter of pride for any state.

He said that Haryana Government’s commitment to provide a conducive ecosystem to the industries has resulted in Haryana getting excellent ranking in Ease of Doing Business, Ease of Logistics and Export Readiness. In addition, the state has been ranked first in the Export Readiness Index (Land Closed Category)-2021 and second in the ‘Logistics  Across Different Status Survey’-2021.

On this occasion Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Sh. Vijayendra Kumar, Director General, MSME Department, Smt. P. Amneet Kumar, Managing Director, HSIIDC, Sh. Vikas Gupta, OSD to Deputy Chief Minister, Sh. Kamlesh Bhadu, Chief Coordinator, HSIIDC, Sh. Sunil Sharma and other officials were also present on the occasion.