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Gujarat finds 40 percent of diamond plants closed in last three years

31 july 2009

The state government of Gujarat in India has said that more than 40 percent of registered diamond plants in the state have closed down due to the financial slowdown, reported.
The administration said that more than 58 percent of workers in the factories had been fired in the last three years, according to The Times of India.
The state government's industry and mines department said that there were 494 diamond plants registered with in 2006, but that number had fallen to just 273 active workplaces by the of March this year.
The number of workers in the units had fallen to 78,936 from 111,740 during the three-year period.
The government has provided a short-term agricultural loan with interest of just three percent for diamond workers turning to farming in the wake of the financial crisis which has slashed demand for diamonds.