Articles tagged under: Diamond industry

First diamond unit 8 years ago, now over dozen; 3,000 get employment in Panvad

July 24, 2021
First diamond unit 8 years ago, now over dozen; 3,000 get employment in Panvad

Chhota Udepur: Diamond industry provides great number of employment to Surat, portions of Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar and even Amreli. However one unique place where this industry is providing employment is tribal populated Chhota Udepur in Central Gujarat. Panvad in Chhota Udepur has over two dozen diamond units employing over 3,000 local persons. One diamond worker earns around Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 per day. Each diamond unit churns out about 1500 diamonds per day. The diamond units here are op...Read More

Surat Diamond Bourse may start functioning by the end of 2021

July 12, 2021
Surat Diamond Bourse may start functioning by the end of 2021

Surat: The construction of the Surat Diamond Bourse is 85 percent completed and it will start functioning possibly in December this year, it is learnt. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani visited the under construction Surat Diamond Bourse at Khajod, Surat on Sunday. During his visit inside one of the diamond bourse buildings, Rupani from a window noticed a garbage mountain in a nearby disposal site and said that the garbage site will be emptied within 6 months. The lobby of the first floor of the d...Read More

In pictures: Upcoming Surat Diamond Bourse and Dream City

July 11, 2021
In pictures: Upcoming Surat Diamond Bourse and Dream City

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What would reopen in Surat, what would not, which conditions to apply

May 19, 2020

Surat: Surat City Mayor and Municipal Commissioner today held a meeting with representatives of various industries and markets and took some important decisions on reopening. - Textile and diamond markets to reopen in odd-even manner with half staff capacity. - Diamond markets will not be allowed to reopen in open to sky manner. - Processing units can operate in the night but curfew will be in implementation during 7 pm to 7 am. - If more than one persons is found Covid19 posit...Read More

Movement from Surat to other districts of Gujarat to be allowed from Thursday: Minister

May 05, 2020
Movement from Surat to other districts of Gujarat to be allowed from Thursday: Minister

Gandhinagar: Movement of migrants from Surat to other districts in Saurashtra and north Gujarat will be allowed from Thursday, State cabinet minister Ganpat Vasava told media persons. Minister Vasava said, 'today at Surat district collector office, a meeting was held to allow inter-district movement. Online application will need to be filed online. Initially only luxury buses will be allowed. Detail instructions will be issued later. Online applications will be accepted from tomorrow and in...Read More

Gujarat govt mulling to allow Surat to Saurashtra travel; important announcements made today

May 04, 2020
Gujarat govt mulling to allow Surat to Saurashtra travel; important announcements made today

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat may soon come out with a guideline to allow movement of people from Surat to various districts of Saurashtra. Secretary of Chief Minister's Office, Ashwani Kumar shared following details: - Surat has large population of Saurashtra origin diamond industry workers. Many of such diamond artisans want to return to their native places in Saurashtra. - At present no permission has been given for movement from Surat to various districts of Saurashtra su...Read More

Laborers again protest at Surat Dream City Diamond Bourse construction site

April 28, 2020

Surat: A group of construction labourers protested and pelted stones at the office of Dream City Diamond Bourse in Surat, alleging that they were made to work amid Coronavirus Lockdown. Workers also demanded that they be sent back to their native places. This is not first time that they have staged violent protest. Earlier too the labourers had created ruckus over demand to go back to their native places. It's worth noting that the State government has permitted construction to go ahead with con...Read More

Diamond trader to leave worldly life, become monk with wife and two daughters in Surat

January 24, 2020
Diamond trader to leave worldly life, become monk with wife and two daughters in Surat

Surat: Husband, wife and two daughters - all four members of a super rich family in Surat is going to leave worldly life to become Jain monk on January 29 under Acharya Gunratnasurishwar Maharaj saheb. Diamond trader Vijay maheta, his wife Sangita and two daughters will take diksha to become Jain monks in a function in Pal area. Mahta is originally from Sui village of Banaskantha district of North Gujarat. He had diamond businss worth crores of Rupees of turnover but he scaled down it for la...Read More

SGCCI delegation meets PM Modi in New Delhi, discuss the issues pertaining to industries

December 28, 2019
SGCCI delegation meets PM Modi in New Delhi, discuss the issues pertaining to industries

Surat: A group of 11 leaders of Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday. The delegation members instead of presenting bouquet or shawl, presented Surat's famous Andhali Vani Ponk to Prime Minister. The PM on receiving ponk said, 'it seems ponk season has started in Surat'. Ponk or Paunk is a Gujarati snack made from tender roasted sorghum grains. SGCCI delegation thanked Prime Minister for custom notified a...Read More

‘Morbi the best model in Gujarat for export, not Surat’

December 28, 2019
‘Morbi the best model in Gujarat for export, not Surat’

Gandhinagar: Suvidh Shah, Assistant Director General of Foreign Trade ADGFT - Directorate General of Foreign Trade speaking here on Friday said the role model for DGFT in Gujarat is Morbi and not Surat because while Surat registers Rs. 7,000 crore export of textile and diamond combined, Morbi registers Rs. 10,000 crore export of tiles only. Speaking at The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Shah said, 'Morbi is witnessing growth, though it is a small district. India's first w...Read More

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