Develop, Promote and Support Indian Stone Industry
GENESIS OF CDOS
Centre for Development Of Stones (CDOS) was set up by the Government of Rajasthan and Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) in the year 1998 at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. CDOS has been conceived as a Centre of Excellence with broad objectives to develop, promote, and support the dimensional stone sector and related industries in India.
CDOS serves a catalyst towards synergetic relationship between individuals and institutions working in diverse stone-related areas and to maximize their total effectiveness. The Centre provides a comprehensive range of activities, facilities and act as a reference point for all stakeholders in the stone sector, comprising quarry owners, manufacturers of tools and machinery, processors, traders, service providers, architects and end-users.
DIFFERENT MODULES OF THE CENTRE
Trade Information Centre
Trade Promotion Centre
Natural Stone Park
Stone Display Centre
R & D Centre cum Testing Facility
Membership from Trade
SOME OF THE MAJOR ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY CDOS
CDOS has emerged as a reference point for the stone industry in India and is regularly being approached by national and international organisations as representative of the Indian Stone Industry for information and co-operation. CDOS was designated as the common facility centre to undertake a series of activities for promotion of stone industry under the National Programme for Development of Stone Industry in India ( NPDSI ), a project of UNIDO and Ministry of SSI, Government of India.
CDOS at present carrying out a number of activities encompassing issues related to trade information, trade promotion, training of manpower, promotion of artifacts, upgradation of technology, testing of stones etc. Details of the important activities and achievements of CDOS are given below.
India Stonemart ( ISM )
India Stonemart is the largest international exposition on the stone industry which showcases the world of natural dimensional stones, ancillary products, and services comprehensively. The event would bring together various stakeholders of the stone industry viz domestic and overseas producers, exporters/importers, consumers and buyers, experts, technology providers, architects, builders, developers, corporates, etc. under one umbrella.
India Stonemart 2024 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 with them for enhancing their business horizon and prospects. The event is organized by CDOS with FICCI as co-organizer and is supported by the Government of Rajasthan and other reputed institutions. Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd. is the Principal Sponsor.
India Stonemart has created a niche for itself in the international stone exposition scenario and the participants are offered the best of the quality infrastructure, facilities, and services. With the ever-increasing number of exhibitors and a record number of business visitors, India Stonemart is an ideal springboard to negotiate business deals, network with the stalwarts of the industry, and to simply do the business.
Global Stone Technology Forum ( GSTF )
The two day forum, provides a platform to internationally renowned experts in the stone industry to deliberate with trade and industry on the best global practices and technologies for dimensional stone quarrying, processing and finishing, marble waste disposal and utilization, testing standardization and quality certification, use of stone in installation/ cladding in modern buildings etc.
All India Stone Architectural Awards
CDOS instituted the All India Stone Architectural Awards ( AISAA ) in 2009 to recognize and honour architects for usage of Indian dimensional stones in their projects. It is a biannual competition held in Jaipur and is awarded to outstanding projects the concepts and of which correspond to an idea of “Creativity and Excellence” in the use of natural stones from India.
The Awards are in four categories namely Exterior Facings, Interior Designs, Landscaping and Green Architecture. The Awards include a shield, citation and cash award of Rs. 1,00,000/- in each category.
Stone Park & Display Centre
A stone park and stone display centre have been set up in CDOS complex to tell the story of stones by illustrating:
- Varieties of stones
- Usage of stone
- Art in stones
- Stone technologies
Tha Park has been developed with landscaping and display of exquisite artifacts and stone blocks of Marble and Sandstone. There are over 450 samples of stone displayed.
Stone Technology and Trade information Centre
The Stone Technology and Trade Information Centre collects, analyses and disseminates information about the stone industry. Its activities include –
- Collection and dissemination of information
- Compiling database of the stone sector in India and abroad
- Preparing Country profiles of selected countries
- Maintaining a library
- Updating Statistics of the stone industry
- Compiling information relating to international standards like ASTM, British, European & Indian standards on various dimensional stones.