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Indian Diamantaires set up panel for ‘Surat Diamond Bourse’

19 may 2014

Leading diamantaires from Surat have formed a 30-member committee to establish the Rs 2,000 crore world class Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB).
The committee members plan to meet Narendra Modi after he takes oath as prime minister in New Delhi to press for the demand for an international airport at Surat and represent other issues like lifting of regulations on the consignment import of rough diamonds, according to a report in TOI.
The Committee reportedly include Govind Dholakia, Chairman - SRK Export, S.P.Shah, Chairman - Venus Jewels, Lalji Patel, Chairman - Dharmanandan Diamonds, Savji Dholakiya, Chairman - Harihrishna Exports, Chandrakant Sanghavi, Chairman - Sanghavi Exports, Kishore Virani, Chairman - KARP Impex, Vasant Gajera - Chairman Laxmi Diamonds, Dilip Mehta -Chairman , Star Rays among others.
Dinesh Navadia, President, Surat Diamond Association, who is also in the 30-member committee, reportedly told TOI, "The landslide victory of NDA under the leadership of Narendra Modi has given lot of hope to diamantaires. Things have started moving fast in the direction of developing a diamond bourse in Surat. The committee is soon going to announce purchase of 2 lakh square metre of land in the city. Mumbai diamantaires are eagerly waiting to shift their operations to Surat. Most of them have started looking for residential properties in and around Vesu and Parle Point areas in the city.”

Aruna Gaitonde, Rough&Polished, India