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APPROXIMATELY ONE MILLION PEOPLE ARE EMPLOYED BY THE DIAMOND INDUSTRY IN INDIA.


The diamond industry has witnessed incredible growth in India in the last few years, lifting hundreds of thousands of people out of rural poverty into employment.

Today, 9 out of 10 diamonds are polished in India. The knowledge and expertise of the diamond industry's highly skilled workforce has made India one of the key contributors to the growth of diamond jewelry worldwide. The diamond industry in India has also been a key contributor to the annual growth of the country's gross domestic product (GDP).

 

 

Sources

  • The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council

[click here] to visit the World Diamond Council website


[click here] to visit the Kimberley Process website

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Conflict Diamonds & the Kimberley Process

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