Budget Expectations Quote from Kalyan Jewellers
“The jewellery industry in India has the potential to be a major driver of economic growth; the sector benefits from a large and vibrant market driven by strong domestic consumption as well as seasonal demand from the visiting Indian diaspora. With evolving consumer preferences as well as introduction of various regulations such as GST implementation and mandatory hallmarking, there has been rapid formalization in India’s jewellery industry.
As we look forward to the Fiscal Budget 2023, we have a huge opportunity to unlock the true potential of India’s jewellery sector and develop it to become a global leader and trade centre. We believe, with the right policies and support from the Government of India, we can further encourage the industry to become more organised. As an entity built on the principles of trust and transparency, it gives us immense pride to see widespread acceptance of fair trade practices such as BIS hallmarking, which has eventually empowered consumers across markets.
With major infrastructural investments such as the launch of a new jewellery park in Navi Mumbai and expansion of manufacturing facilities in Surat, we are driven towards improving efficiency and bringing in innovation across the sector, through various pioneering initiatives. The formulation of an effective regulatory framework can further boost digitisation in the sector that will eventually increase transparency and accountability.”
Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director – Kalyan Jewellers