Maharashtra Hon. Minister of Industry Shri Uday Samant during his visit to GJEPC and Bharat Diamond Bourse announced that the State has taken a decision to allocate additional land adjacent to the Park for India Jewellery Park workers’ residence. India’s first-ever Jewellery Park in MHAPE (Navi Mumbai), spread over 21 acres is expected to create one lakh new jobs.
Shri Samant made a host of announcements at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), BKC, Mumbai, after becoming the first State Industry Minister to visit the iconic Bourse in 13 years. “We will form a committee to come out with industrial policy for the gem and jewellery industry by Govt. of Maharashtra shortly. Maharashtra Government has allocated additional land for Worker Housing Near India Jewellery Park by GJEPC in Navi Mumbai,” said Shri Samant.
Mr. Vipul Shah (Chairman, Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council), Mr. Kirit Bhansali (Vice Chairman, GJEPC) and Mr. Mehul Shah (Vice President, BDB) took the Hon. State Minister for a guided tour of the Bourse.
Shri Samant emphasized that Maharashtra will do whatever it takes to promote the Rs. 40,000 crore Jewellery Park project conceptualised by the apex body Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) to give a boost to India’s gems & jewellery industry. Shri Samant announced that Cabinet has approved subsidy incentives for Jewellery Park such as 5 FSI; One Rupee Electricity Subsidy for all units and 2 rupee for LGD units in the Park; waiver of Electricity Duty for all units in the Park; 50% SGST waiver for 5 years to all units in the Park; 5% interest subvention on Term Loan for all MSME units; and Stamp duty waiver to IJPM for lease. He also stated that he has further taken the decision on plea of GJEPC to facilitate the levelling of land of the Park by the Govt.”
Shri Samant said, “Maharashtra is No. 1 in gem & jewellery business and it will continue to become bigger and bigger in the future. The industry is safe and secure due to the cooperation and support of the Maharashtra State government. We shall do whatever it takes to ensure that the diverse trade constituents of the gem & jewellery industry will continue to remain here and flourish.” Shri Samant added, “We want to spread the benefits of this job generating gem & jewellery industry to other parts of Maharashtra such as Ratnagiri, Sambhajinagar, Kolhapur and Nashik among others. We are preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the same.”
Mr. Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC, said, “Maharashtra plays a significant role when it comes to gem and jewellery exports and we wish to thank the State Government for the additional land allocation and all subsidies and waivers for the Jewellery Park. Out of India’s total gem and jewellery exports of USD 37.76 billion, Maharashtra contributed 74% in 2022-23. The Jewellery Park Mumbai is poised to be a game-changer, with an anticipated investment of Rs. 40,000 crore and the creation of over 1 lakh employment opportunities. It will serve as a comprehensive industrial park, encompassing manufacturing units, commercial spaces, worker residences, and essential support services, all within one integrated facility. This initiative underscores Maharashtra’s commitment to the success of the industry.”
Kirt Bhansali, Vice Chairman, GJEPC thanked Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis; Deputy Chief Minister Shri Ajit Pawar and Shri Uday Samant, Minister of Industries for the swift action taken to provide the industry with a range of incentives which will expedite the development of this jewellery park. These measures will undoubtedly boost the gem and jewellery industry in Maharashtra to new and unparalleled heights.