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Aug 30, 2017

GJEPC Chairman Meets W. Bengal Jewellers in Push to Attain World No. 1 Position in Jewellery

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), with the encouragement of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has set itself an ambitious target – that of achieving jewellery exports worth US$ 60 billion by 2022; and of eventually becoming the world’s leading supplier of jewellery. 

In order to take this message to the important jewellery manufacturing centres in India, to share this vision and hold interactive discussions with stakeholders, the GJEPC recently held a meeting in Kolkata. As is well known, West Bengal is one of the major gold jewellery manufacturing states in the country.  

GJEPC Chairman Praveenshankar Pandya addressed jewellers and representatives of various jewellery associations, and government officials from the region on the topic 'How to achieve No 1 Status in Jewellery Exports’. The meeting was held in the presence of Dr. Amit Mitra, Hon’ble Finance Minister of the Government of West Bengal.

The focus of the GJEPC is to boost the designing, manufacturing and merchandising capabilities of jewellery manufacturers; thus also stepping up the quality of the product. An important initiative in this direction is the setting up of Common Facility Centres (CFCs) which are hubs housing advanced technology and facilities which can be commonly used by independent manufacturers as needed.

The first few CFCs have already been launched. While in Kolkata, Pandya also announced    plans to set up three CFCs in West Bengal; one of which will be situated in Domjur, it is understood.

Dr. Mitra assured the GJEPC of all support in gearing up towards its Vision goals; and to assist the jewellery industry in getting to the next level.

Pic Cap: GJEPC Chairman Praveenshankar Pandya (centre left) welcoming Hon’ble Finance Minister of West Bengal Dr. Amit Mitra (centre right) to the dais