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International stone firms to meet in Rajasthan

More than 100 countries are likely to participate in the exhibition with 30 cos displaying their products in China's pavilion alone.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2007 08:59 IST

Over 300 stone companies from across India and countries like China, Russia, Germany, France and Turkey are set to display their products in the fourth India Stonemart 2007 beginning in Jaipur from February 1.

Fifteen Indian states including Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh will be represented through official state pavilions at the four-day event at the Export Promotional Industrial Park.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is to inaugurate the expo on January 31.

More than 100 countries are likely to participate in the exhibition with 30 companies displaying their products in China's pavilion alone.

India Stonemart 2007 would showcase the Indian stone industry in its totality - resources, capacity, capability, and technological advancements - and would also act as a launching pad for new products and technologies.

It would be a platform for different varieties of marble, granite, sandstone, limestone and other decorative building stones, mining and processing machinery, tools and related services.

"India Stonemart will provide international exposure to Rajasthan's stone industry. The local industry will get to see many new technologies and tools that will also help improve productivity and lower production costs," said RK Gupta, CEO of the Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS).

The fair is being organised by CDOS in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Ltd (RIICO) is the principal sponsor of the event.