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BBC World Service – World Business Report, India elections: Leather industry feeling stretched – BBC News


India is one of the world’s biggest producers of leather. But the country’s tanneries are struggling with a shortage of hides.

A government-led crackdown on the slaughter of cows, which are considered sacred in the country, has caused hardship to the industry as the BBC’s Victoria Craig reports from Delhi.

(Image: An Indian tannery worker fills up whole cow skins with a chemical agent to stretch them. Credit: SHAMMI MEHRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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