Industries Minister Advocate Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Sunday said around one crore rawhides are supposed to be collected this year, and 10,000 of them might have damaged for various reasons.
He came up with the statement after a tripartite meeting of tanners, merchants and others stakeholders of the leather industry at the Commerce Ministry in the capital today (Sunday).The Industries Minister said a plot is on to harm the progress of leather industry. “But our today’s meeting is successful as we’ve been able to solve the prevailing problems.”
About the crisis over the dues of skin merchants, the minister said they never came up with such complaints earlier. “The FBCCI has been given the task to realise the arrears from the tanners.”
He said the FBCCI is scheduled to hold a meeting with the tanners and skin merchants on August 22 to solve the problem.
The minister also said a political motive was there in creating the problem over the rawhide sale. “We’re aware of it.”
As his attention was drawn to dumping of 30 truckloads of rawhides in Chattogram, Nurul Majid said BNP might have involvement in it.
About the rawhide e4xport, he said they will take the final decision later assessing the overall situation.Majid also said the government is working to formulate guidelines for the leather industry.