Exploring the Export Potential of Hindun, Karuli District, Rajasthan
WTC Jaipur in collaboration with MSME – DI Jaipur and Udyog Mandal Stone Association Hindaun organized a seminar on 18th May to interact with entrepreneurs actively involved in stone industry which is a major contributor and a growth sector to the State of Rajasthan. Located in the eastern part of Rajasthan, the town is well connected with Jaipur, Agra, Alwar, Dholpur, Bharatpur with modernized roads thus providing adequate logistics support to the sector.
Mr. S.S. Singal ,President- Udyog Mandal Stone Association Hindaun in his opening address gave a brief outline of the stone industry and said “Hindaun is the biggest Centre of the building stones. Over the years dark red strips have become famous for roof construction. Many units of stones carving are present in working condition due to its presence on the north-west railway lines of Hindaun. After designing the different types of stone shapes, they are sent to different areas of the country by road and railway line. Transportation Business of Karauli totally depends on mineral production. Although the red- pink shaded stone of Karauli is used in building materials locally, but now it has been made attractive by policing it in the “Gangsa” units. The stone mined here in Sikandra-Manpur area of Dausa District is used for stone cutting at large scale, where attractive statues, artefacts of birds, buildup of mesh windows are made and began to export in foreign. Sufficient amount of primary and secondary minerals are available in Karauli.”
Adding further to the industry details, Mr. Kailash Agarwal- Director- Agarwal Slate Industries said “ There are massive reserves of building, silica and Ghiya stones underneath of the Earth in the Karauli District of the eastern Rajasthan. There are plenty of mines having stones used in the construction of buildings. The stone is famed for being used in building construction since ancient times. These stones have been used in few very famous buildings of the country including Red Fort of Delhi, Forts of Agra Fatehpuri and the Parliament of India.”
Mr. Dinesh Chand (I.E.S.) Asst. Director, Ministry of MSME shared various government schemes where local entrepreneurs upon forming clusters can seek benefits from MSME department and participate in events and exhibitions subsidized by the government. Mr. Dinesh also post a discussion with participants appraised and appreciated the manufacturing and processing capabilities of Silica Stone, Masonry stone, Sand stone, and “Ghiya Patthar” (soapstone) units in Hindaun for their significant contribution to the states economy.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Navneet Agarwal, Asst. Director, WTC Jaipur
(in the pic ) left to right : Mr. S.S. Singal, President- Udyog Mandal Stone Association Hindaun , Mr. Navneet Agarwal, Asst. Director, WTC Jaipur, Mr. Dinesh Chand (I.E.S.) Asst. Director, Ministry of MSME addressing the participants, and Mr. Kailash Agarwal- Director- Agarwal Slate Industries