By NAYAN DAVE
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Friday inaugurated a state-of-the-art Frequent Facility Centre (CFC) outfitted with the most recent equipment at India’s largest jewelry manufacturing cluster developed in and round Rajkot.
The primary-of-its-kind CFC facility within the nation is conceptualised and carried out by Gems & Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), to supply small-scale models entry to state-of-the-art expertise at a fraction of the fee, thereby enabling them to improve their expertise and enhance the standard and yield of their output. The CFC is absolutely funded by the Union Ministry of Commerce & Trade.
Availability of CFC facility would additional enhance high quality of completed jewelry carved by jewelry models in Rajkot, says Chandresh Patadiya, president of Jewelry Cluster Federation of Rajkot (JCFR). Unfold throughout practically 2300 sq ft space, the CFC is supplied with the most recent equipment imported from the USA, Italy, Germany and Turkey. Jewelry models within the cluster can use CFC’s world-class amenities by paying nominal charges, says Patadiya.
Rajkot is without doubt one of the 4 largest jewelry manufacturing clusters within the nation aside from Kolkata, Jaipur and Mumbai, says Divyesh Patadiya, former president of JCFR including that within the home in addition to world markets, designer, fancy and lightweight weight jewelry manufactured at Rajkot are in large demand. With CFC amenities accessible for native jewelry producers, model Rajkot is all set to develop into much more strengthened as ending of intricately manufactured gold and silver would additional enhance on account of using newest machineries, he stated.
The Rajkot CFC will present companies akin to Jewelry Design (CAD), CAM (RTP), Laser CNC, Gold Purity Evaluation (XRF), Laser Soldering, Laser Marking, Refining, and Wire & Pipe Faceting, stated Dinesh Navadia, Gujarat regional Chairman of Gems and Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). Rajkot is well-known for plain gold and silver jewelry. The town has greater than 15,000 jewelry models, principally MSMEs that produce a median of 150 tonnes of handmade plain gold jewelry annually.
As per an estimate, the Rajkot jewelry cluster consumes 1000 tons of silver on a month-to-month foundation. The jewelry making models make worth addition on gold and silver by making mild weight intricately designed jewelleries from these treasured metals.
Jewelry makers in Rajkot are doing job work for India’s many of the main manufacturers. With the entry of the most recent machineries by way of CFC at their doorstep at concessional charges, many manufacturing models are anticipated to start out exporting straight. Until now, pricey machineries have been unaffordable for MSME jewelry producers. Out of the whole manufacturing of gold jewelry in Rajkot, practically 30 p.c is being exported to totally different nations.
Rajkot’s jewelry cluster is offering employment to greater than six lakh folks. Numerous artisans migrated from West Bengal are employed with these jewelry making models located in and round Saurashtra area’s industrial capital.