The Natural Stone Industries, which come under the category of Ornamental or Decorative building stones like Granite, Marble, Sandstone, Slates, Quartzite etc., and ancillary and auxiliary Industries of Machinery, Tools, Consumables related to Stone Industries. Participation from leading Architects, Hoteliers, Builders, Real Estate Promoters, Town Planners, Decorators & Designers, Interior Designers, Stone Quarry Owners, Stone Processors, Importers and Exporters, Traders, Transporters of Stone Products in the Natural Stone Industry.
Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh. Chhattisgarh
Out of the above states Telangana and Rajasthan follow an industry friendly policy.
About 15 lakh people are employed in the mining / quarrying operations in the country.
India is exporting to more than 90 countries.
India is also importing from other countries for process and re export.
Federation recommends Open General license for import of granite blocks.
Imports from other countries necessitated since, there is a shortage of raw material due to non – grant of fresh leases and non renewal of existing leases.