The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) Committee has decided to vaccinate the ‘daily wage assorters’ community or ‘Chuttaks’, who play an important role in the diamond trade. A special rate of Rs.100 ($1.34) is being charged for this service and the balance amount is funded by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), the Gem & Jewellery National Relief Foundation (GJNRF) and BDB.
The BDB Committee also decided that from 1st September 2021 onwards anybody entering BDB will have to be at least vaccinated with the first dose; if not he/she will have to carry a negative RT-PCR report not older than 15 days, which will be made mandatory. From 1st January, 2022, only those who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter the Bourse to carry out daily activities.
BDB has been providing Covid vaccination facilities to all its members as well as industry members outside the complex.
BDB President Anoop Mehta said, “Bharat Diamond Bourse has always strived to support the country during adversities and calamities. During this ongoing pandemic too BDB is supporting the ‘Chuttak’ community to come to the bourse premises and get vaccinated.”
Mehul Shah, Vice President, BDB, added, “I wholeheartedly thank Yoram Dwash, President WFDB, and Sanjay Kothari, Chairman, GJNRF and other donors for having supported this drive to help the ‘Chuttak’ Assorters… It has been our sincere effort to bring together as many industry members who are directly and indirectly associated with the trade to avail of the vaccination facility organised by the Bharat Diamond Bourse.”