India elections: Leather industry feeling stretched
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)