“STONEMART GENERATES TRADE INQUIRIES WORTH ₹1850 CRORES”
-Industries Minister, Rajasthan
The 10th edition of ‘India Stonemart 2019’ was the largest and most successful show as compared to its previous editions. Trade inquiries worth ₹1850 Crores were generated at the Mart. Stonemart has been fruitful in exchange of ideas, creation of direct business links and growth of stone market. This was stated by Rajasthan Industries Minister, Mr. Parsadi Lal Meena during his valedictory address on the concluding day of ‘India Stonemart 2019’.
The event had been organised by Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as co-organiser and was supported by the Government of Rajasthan and other reputed institutions. Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) is the Principal Sponsor of the event.
The Minister further said that Government will introduce a new Industrial Policy that will enable a conducive environment for setting up of industries. The Government will also extend full support to make available minerals and stone by tapping the immense possibilities for stone in the State. He also announced that the 11th edition of ‘India Stonemart’ will be held from 4 February to 7 February 2021.
Additional Chief Secretary, Mines, Government of Rajasthan, Mr. Sudarshan Sethi said that the protection of the environment is imperative. The overburden slurry should be put to use in building material. Pro-scientific mineral extraction should be explored for sustainable development. A new Mining Policy is also underway, he added.
Additional Chief Secretary, Industries, Government of Rajasthan, Mr. Subodh Agarwal said that the by-products of the industry such as slurry, debris and waste should be recycled and reused.
Managing Director, RIICO, Mr. Gaurav Goyal said that the Stonemart registered as many as 35,000 visitors out of which 27,000 were business visitors. The mart occupied around 45,000 sq. ft. exhibition area.
Vice Chairman, CDOS, Mr. Ashok Kumar Dhoot said that this edition of Stonemart has seen a growth of 20% in exhibition area and facilities in comparison to the previous edition.
During the welcome address, Co-Chairman, FICCI, Rajasthan State Council, Mr. Randhir Vikram Singh said that the Jaipur Architecture Festival added a lot of value to the programme.
The vote of thanks was delivered by CEO of CDOS, Mr. Mukul Rastogi.
The Minister also gave away 35 Best Stall Awards in different categories like display of stone and stone products; display of stone art products; display of machinery, tools and consumable; foreign exhibitors; innovative handicraft products, among others. The list is attached.