Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today asked stakeholders in the gems and jewellery industry to make efforts to further develop the sector in the state.

He was addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone of a hostel of the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery in Sitapura industrial area here.

Gehlot said there was a need to make more efforts for the improvement of the gems and jewellery sector, for which stakeholders of the industry should come forward.

Industry Minister Rajendra Pareek said the state government has been supporting the sector through its policies and that jewellers should also exchange views with the government on a regular basis.

The hostel, to be constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 8 crore on a land provided free by the government, will accommodate 300 students, president of the institute Pramod Derewala said.

(This article was published on August 18, 2012)
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