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Sustainability: A Challenge for Indian Leather Industry

Journal of Supply Chain Management Systems

Volume 2 Issue 4

Published: 2013
Author(s) Name: Satish Chandra Singh, Dhananjai Gupta | Author(s) Affiliation: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Rigid environmental regulations, prohibition on numerous chemicals which help in the leather processing, and rising costs due to testing and certification necessities are some issues which are being faced by the Indian leather industry since a long time. Evensustainability is also a big question for all related industries nowadays.The well known literary sources talk about these three pillars of sustainable development –ecological sustainability, economic sustainability and communal sustainability and it looks tough for the Indian leather industry to achieve sustainability in the above three paradigms along with meeting the several challenges. So, taking into account the criticality of the condition, an attempt has been made to investigate the numerous issues and challenges faced by the above mentioned sector in attaining sustainability and to propose some guidelines to create a model based on previous researches and findings that could suit the Indian leather industry and also can be seen as one of the necessary guidelines for industry towards becoming green.

Keywords: Environmental Sustainability, Sustainable Development,Indian Leather Industry

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