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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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GJSCI signs an MOU with Maharashtra State Government

17 february 2016
The Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) signed a MOU with MSSDS (Maharashtra State Skill Development Society) on 8th February 2016, in the presence of Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis informs a press release from GJSCI.
Through this MOU the signatories Prem Kumar Kothari, Chairman – GJSCI and S. S. Sandhu, Principal Secretary – Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Department, Government of Maharashtra have undertaken to explore collaborations for increasing employment potential in the State of Maharashtra by enabling supply of skilled manpower in the desired sector, strengthening the training infrastructure related to the requisite skill set as well as by adopting new age technologies as per the demand of industries.
The statement also states that MSSDS along with GJSCI would undertake the onus of skilling 12000 tribal girl child in the next 2 years and hereon, any kind of skilling and improvement in the working conditions of the artisans in the gem and jewellery sector will be routed through GJSCI.
Formed under the aegis of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in 2012, GJSCI is the nodal entity for skill development of the Indian gem & jewellery industry. It covers all the areas and functions of the industry such as diamond processing, coloured gemstone processing, jewellery manufacturing, wholesale and retail.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished