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Gems, jewellery sector prime example of 'Make In India's' potential: PM Modi

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Prime Minister Modi on Sunday said the and jewellery sector is a prime example of the potential of Make In and Skill

"We live in an era where are used in spectacles, watches and pens. Can't our jewellers create and change global tastes and fashions?" Prime Minister Modi said while addressing the International Diamond Conference in via video conferencing.

Prime Minister Modi further said the Indian importers had to go abroad to view and purchase rough which has reduced the efficiency of the supply chain.

"What is your strategy for increasing India's share of the hand-made jewellery market? The industry could think of encouraging start-ups by entrepreneurs who can create a growing market for Indian jewellery," he added.

The Prime Minister said he had assured some of his friends in that would support them in developing their and jewellery sector.

"The Council should consider taking a of the lowest-paid and least prosperous persons in your industry. Can the industry ensure that every one of them is enrolled in the government's low cost social security schemes," he added.

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First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 21:25 IST