ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Decking the World

Decking the World EXPORTS of gems and jewellery monitored by the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council touched a new high of Rs 1,507.94 crore during the fiscal year 1985-86, exceeding the year's target of Rs 1,325 crore by 13.8 per cent and the previous year's figure of Rs 1,306.96 crore by 15.4 per cent. Going by the provisional export figures for the first six months of the current year (April to September) it is almost certain that the target of Rs 1,850 crore set for 1986-87 will be easily exceeded. Nearly 86 per cent of the total increase of Rs 200.98 crore achieved during 1985-86 is under diamonds which accounted for 89 per cent of the total trade, fetching Rs 1,344.25 crore, up 14.7 per cent over the previous year's figure of Rs 1,172.08 crore. Exports of gold jewellery

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