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CM Yogi Adityanath Orders Closure of Tanneries in Kanpur for Allahabad Kumbh 2019

Orders have been issued to ensure that Ganga is not polluted in any form from Garhmukteshwar to Kashi. The CM’s order means that all the 264 tanneries in Kanpur will be closed during the period of the Kumbh.

Qazi Faraz Ahmad | News18.com@qazifarazahmad

Updated:May 22, 2018, 3:44 PM IST
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CM Yogi Adityanath Orders Closure of Tanneries in Kanpur for Allahabad Kumbh 2019
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Lucknow: Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has ordered closure of all the tanneries in Kanpur from December 15, 2018 to March 15, 2019 in order to keep the river Ganga clean during the Kumbh in Allahabad.

Orders have also been issued to ensure that Ganga is not polluted in any form from Garhmukteshwar to Kashi. The CM’s order means that all the 264 tanneries in Kanpur will be closed during the period of the Kumbh.

Taj Alam, president of UP Leather Industries Association, said that this was the first time that tanneries have been asked to close during Kumbh. “Previously, during Kumbhs tanneries were told to shut the wet operations four to five days before every shahi snan. Shutting down for three months would result in losses. What about the people who are employed in the tanneries and what happens to export orders?” said Alam.

He said the leather industry in Kanpur exports goods of around Rs 6,000 crore while the domestic industry also amounts to nearly the same figure. “On one hand Centre asks us to increase our exports but on the other hand the state government orders to shut down tanneries for three months,” he added.

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