Industry Promotion Initiatives
SDA has undertaken enormous initiatives in order to formalize the SME’s association with the Surat diamond industry.
Empower ID Program
With a vision improve the sustainability and security of local artisans in the diamond industry, SDA has undertaken a project called “Empower ID” in association with the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).
The Empower ID Program is the first step towards organizing the highly unorganized SME sector of the local diamond industry. The program aims to gather an inclusive database of the 700,000 artisans associated with the Surat diamond industry. Upon completion of the database, SDA plans to approach the State and Central Governments about programs that will improve the welfare of the artisans in sectors such as health, education and more.
Diamond Industry Awareness Seminars
The aim of the seminar was to get more diamond businesses legalized by the government authority under the appropriate category.
The guest speakers at the seminar, Mr. Dhaval Parikh – General Manager, District Industries Centre Surat—explained the benefits of registration and the importance of the actions of each individual organization to organize the unorganized sector. For example, programs in the District Industry Centre (DIC) enable manufacturers to maximize their profit earning while lowering their risk in starting a new business. As a result of this seminar, a number of firms became aware of the benefits of appropriately registering their businesses and implemented the official registration processes with the
guidance of the SDA.
Gems and Jewellery Industry Awareness Seminar
potential in the near future. Using detailed statistical analysis, Mr.Joshi presented the increasing demands for manpower in the industry in the fields of designing, polishing, grading, and manufacturing.
Diamond Tools and Tech Trade Fair
- A display of a single 170 carat rough stone
- A live demonstration of polishing an 85-carat rough diamond
- The launch of the website for the Surat Diamond Association by Hon’ble Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Government of India, Mr. Tushar Chaudhary.