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Indian jewellers support WGC's gold tourism circuit

09 october 2014
In its recently unveiled Vision 2020, the World Gold Council (WGC) has suggested promotion of a gold tourism circuit to showcase handcrafted Indian jewellery, indicating that leading centres of handcrafted jewellery such as Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Surat and Coimbatore could be promoted as part of the gold tourism circuit.
The WGC's proposal to create a 'gold tourism circuit' in India is strongly supported by Indian jewellers, as they feel that it will increase production of handcrafted jewellery popular with foreign customers as well as the locals. And besides fetching better prices than machine-made ornaments, it helps in generating employment.
Somasundaram P. R., managing director, World Gold Council India, said: "Our Vision 2020 for the Indian gold industry is to transform the country into the world's jeweller, by increasing gold jewellery exports five-fold and doubling employment in the sector. To do this, artisans need to be empowered further by training and skill development."
The WGC's Vision 2020 inspires India to target a five-fold increase in gold jewellery exports to $40 billion by 2020 from the current level of $8 billion.

Aruna Gaitonde, Rough&Polished correspondent in India