Welcome to the Kanpur BDS
Leather Industry - The Project
Leather is one of the prominent sectors in Indian economy with employment of
2.5 million workers and contribution of US$ 6 billion to the value of
manufactured goods. The majority of this output is contributed by the SMEs
clustered in 5-6 major locations.
Given the importance of SMEs and clusters, SIDBI has launched a program to
enhance the competitiveness of SME clusters through strengthening of Business
Development Services (BDS). This project, launched in 2006, is being co-funded
by Department for International Development (DFID) of UK and GTZ of Germany.