G&J Sector Welcomes the Union Budget

New Delhi: The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), India’s apex trade body for Gems & Jewellery) hailed the first Union Budget of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi 3.0 government presented by Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman for the seventh historic time as a game changer for the indigenous gem & jewellery industry.   Hon. Finance Minister acknowledged that India is a world leader in the diamond cutting and polishing manufacturing, which employs more than a million skilled workers. GJEPC

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G&J Sector Welcomes the Union Budget

New Delhi: The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), India’s apex trade body for Gems & Jewellery) hailed the first Union Budget of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi 3.0 government presented by Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman for the seventh historic time as a game changer for the indigenous gem & jewellery industry.   Hon. Finance Minister acknowledged that India is a world leader in the diamond cutting and polishing manufacturing, which employs more than a million skilled workers. GJEPC

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Mumbai: The India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) Premiere will felicitate the luminaries of the Gems & Jewellery industry recognizing their outstanding contributions with their dedication and passion that not only elevated the industry but also inspired generations of craftsmen and entrepreneurs. Some celebrated names among them include Mr. Joy Alukka, Mr. Varghese Alukka, Mr. John Alukka, Mr. Paul Alukka, etc.

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