Centre for Development Of Stones

Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) is an autonomous organization promoted by Government of Rajasthan and Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) as a non-profit making organization to develop, promote and support dimensional stone industry in India. The Centre has got membership from trade and industry from all over India.


We aim to leave no stone unturned towards fulfillment of our mission.

Stone Testing Laboratory

To provide the best testing facilities as per national and international standards, a state-of-the-art testing centre for dimensional stones has been established at CDOS complex, Sitapura Industrial Area, Jaipur with the assistance of Ministry of Mines, Government of India, Government of Rajasthan, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and RIICO. At present, almost all essential physico-mechanical tests are being performed as per ASTM (American)EN (European), and IS (Indian) Standards. The stone testing laboratory is certified by ISO and accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). Apart from physico-mechanical tests, chemical testing facilities are also available at the laboratory.

Upcoming Events

12th All India Stone Architectural Awards

All India Stone Architectural Awards (AISAA) is being organised by Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS), Jaipur, India to recognise and honour usage of natural dimensional stones in India.

India Stonemart 2026

India Stonemart 2026 would provide an ideal platform to the exhibitors to promote their products, services, and brand image amongst the consumers from across the globe and establish business linkages and networking.


Global Stone Technology Forum

CDOS Organises a biennial International Conference on Stone Technology namely GSTF. It is the only stand-alone conference on stone technology in the country.

CDOS Publication


Stones of India

Volume - 1

A detailed insight into the Indian Stone Industry with details of locations of major trade varieties, high resolution photographs, test reports etc.

Stones of India

Volume - 2

The second volum of the Stones of India, containing updated statistics and other details of the Indian Stone Industry with details

The Stone Crafts of Rajasthan

A Guide

The second in this series is an exhaustively researched Guide to the stone crafts of Rajasthan. The book frames its descriptions of the origins

The Stone Crafts of Rajasthan

A Manual

The third in the series is a Manual for reference. This publication containing detailed drawings and pictures showing crafting