Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) is an apex stone industry promotional autonomous organization promoted by Government of Rajasthan and Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) working with a mission to develop, promote and support dimensional stone and allied industry in India. With a view to promote trade in this sector, CDOS has been undertaking a variety of initiatives like international exhibitions in India, country pavilions in fairs abroad, buyer-seller meets, support to trade delegations, training programmes, testing of stones, R&D activities etc.
INDIA STONEMART is an international stone industry exhibition being organised biennially by Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) along with Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) since year 2000. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is the co-organiser of the event.
With the whole-hearted support of Indian missions abroad, earlier editions of the event from the year 2000 to 2015 had substantial international participation. India Stonemart 2015had 111 overseas exhibitors with large country pavilions of Turkey, China, Italy and Afghanistan and over 1200 overseas business visitors from 60 countries.
CDOS is organizing the ninth edition of the show - India Stonemart 2017 – at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre, Sitapura, Jaipur during February 2-5, 2017. Additional details on the show are also available on the website http://www.stonemart-india.com or www.cdos-india.com
India is a leading producer of stones and witnessing phenomenal growth in all segments including construction, real estate and infrastructure sector. This in turn has given tremendous impetus to stone sector. Hence, there is immense potential for increasing bilateral stone trade between New Zealand and India.