“Leather sector has the potential to create 2 million jobs in the next 5 years” – Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey


Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) said the Leather Sector is an Export driven sector and has the potential to create 2 million jobs in the next 5 years. The Government of India had recently announced in the Budget of 2019 that export duty be rationalized on raw and semi-finished leather increasing opportunities in the sector.

Dr. Pandey distributed Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) certificates to the graduating trainees under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) of Skill India at Chennai, who were trained, assessed and certified on their existing skill sets across leather companies with the due effort of the Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC).