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On a slippery slope

While demonetisation and cow vigilantism have hurt the leather economy, Chinese synthetic rubber has hit domestic rubber production and environmental issues weigh down plastics

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This sector provides employment to over 1 million people directly and indirectly with massive untapped potential. However, sales have been sliding-from a growth of 12.8 per cent in 2011-12, sales recorded 2.67 per cent growth in 2017-18. Its prospects are further marred by environmental concerns and lack of technology innovation.

RUBBER The rubber industry employs about two million people and nearly 90 per cent

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