Articles tagged under: GJEPC

Recent import duty hike to strengthen jewellery manufacturing in India:GJEPC

September 28, 2018
Recent import duty hike to strengthen jewellery manufacturing in India:GJEPC

Mumbai: The government recently increased the customs duty on categories of diamond such as semi-processed, half cut or broken, and cut and polished coloured gemstone to 7.5 per cent, from 5 per cent earlier, and increase in import of jewellery articles from 15% to 20% in a move to narrow the current account deficit (CAD). Mr Pramod Kumar Agrawal, Chairman, The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) said, “GJEPC welcomes the step undertaken by the government to narrow the curre...Read More

Anand collector allots land for Centre of Excellence for Aqeeq(Agate) stone

September 05, 2014

Anand, 5 September 2014 Anand district collector has allotted 1500 square meter land to set up Centre of excellence for Aqeeq(Agate) stone. The project cost is around Rs. 4.73 crore. The project will be funded by centre and state government. Khambhat is major center of Aqeeq stone. Aqeeq units are in competition with China. There has been some health hazards associated with Aqeeq industry. Use of better technology has been suggested to counter health hazards. Ge...Read More

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