India’s domestic annual footwear consumption nears 5 billion pairs


Council for Leather Exports chairman for northern India, RK Jalan, has said the organisation now calculates the country’s yearly footwear consumption as 3.71 pairs per person, on average. With India’s population currently at more than 1.3 billion, this would mean total domestic footwear consumption of close to 5 billion pairs. While this figure represents a […]

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Union Budget 2017: Big thumbs up from Agra footwear industry for special package


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrives at Parliament to present the Union Budget 2017-18 in the Lok Sabha. (PTI photo) AGRA: The announcement of a special package for the labour-intensive footwear and leather industry by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in the Budget has been hailed by industry leaders here. The city contributes around 65% to […]

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