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India’s leather industry should aspire to be number 1 in the world, says Piyush Goyal

New Delhi [India]: Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that India’s leather industry should aspire to be at the number 1 position in the world.As per an official statement, the minister’s remark came while addressing the National Export Excellence Awards presentation ceremony of the Council for Leather Exports (CLE) here today. He further noted that India is the second-largest leather industry in the world. “I do feel very, very satisfied that you are aspiring to grow to at least USD 10 billion by 2025, though this still gives you only a growth rate of about 15-17 per cent. Whereas looking at the potential of all of you…I think we can look at even more ambitious targets,” Goyal said, adding that the Kolhapuri Chappals alone can achieve USD 1 billion exports target.The…