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Pandemic causes continued losses for Samata Leather

The crust and finished leather manufacturer, despite reporting an 8% growth in year-on-year revenue for the first three quarters of the current financial year, continues to make a loss due to increased administrative expenses and pandemic disruptions.


Ranipet tannery worker deaths compensation

The Ranipet Sidco Finished Leather Effluent Treatment Company has complied with an order from the Southern bench of National Green tribunal, and has deposited the compensation of 75 lakh (US$120,265) with the state government for the accident that killed ten tannery workers on January 31. 


Former RSL Sethu tannery workers hold protest

Nearly 150 workers of RSL Sethu Company, a tannery closed down 13 years ago, occupied eight acres of the company’s land at Karugampathur on the outskirts of Vellore on October 27, demanding compensation. The workers leveled the land using earthmovers and put up thatched huts and said they would move with their families and live there until they receive compensation from the company.