Federation of Indian Granite and Stone Industry (FIGSI) inaugurates STONA 2018
STONA fairs have a long history of 30 years and till now the Federation has conducted 12 STONA fairs and the 13th STONA 2018 was inaugurated at BIEC, Tumkur Road. The occasion was graced by Honourable Minister of Mines Govt of Karnataka, Shri Vinay Kulkarni and Mr. R Sekar, President FIGSI. It had over 650 stalls will from over 17 countries; along with the breath taking Shilpa Gram – a live, creative manifestation of over 50 artisans from all across India who showcased their skill on stone
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STONA fairs are a well established name in the international market and it now stands in the 4th place in the international fairs after Xiamen in china, Verona in Italy and Izmir in Turkey.
When STONA first started in 1987 the Indian exports was around 50 crores and after STONA 2016 it has crossed 14,000 crores which clearly shows the contribution of the STONA fairs.
This time large numbers of machinery manufacturers pertaining to the stone industry are showcasing the latest machinery available for the stone industry. Large number of granite and Marble blocks from India and also from Iran, Turkey and other countries are also under display.
Exhibitors from all over India are also participating and the state governments from Gujarat, Orissa, Rajasthan and Karnataka are also exhibiting the stones of their states.
Ambassadors from various countries are also visiting STONA 2018 to get first hand information about what the Natural stone Industry of India can offer. Since raw material problem is faced by the Indian stone processing Industry, FIGSI made arrangement for an interactive session of the Industry with the Ambassadors.