Talks on to expand clean leather technology in India: UNIDO
In a bid to apply clean tanning technologies to the Indian leather industry, discussions are on to expand ‘hair saving’ technology to clusters across India, says United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
According to a source, as many as eight pilot projects demonstrating as many clean technologies are running in 21 tanneries in Kanpur city. When dissolved in water, the raw hide hair contributes to pollution. The talk for introduction of a technology called ‘hair save’, as it saves the hair from going into the water, has been going on. It has been introduced to tanneries for the first time in India, and discussion with the government has been held.
It is learned that discussions to apply the technology to four clusters - Bengal, Jalandhar, Chennai and Uttar Pradesh-are going on.