New Delhi: Hallmarking scheme is turning out to be grand success with more than 1 crore pieces of Jewellery hallmarked in a quick time”, Pramod Kumar Tiwari, Drector General, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has said.
DG, BIS was addressing a Press Conference on the subject of progress being made in the Hallmarking in India . More than 90000 Jewellers have also registered in same time period, an official release said.
Hallmarking scheme had been a grand success because of jeweller’s support and cooperation, which is reflected in the fact that the number of registered jewellers has increased to 91,603 and that of the jewellery pieces received for hallmarking and hallmarked since 1st July, 2021 to 20th August to One crore Seventeen lakhs and One crore Two lakhs respectively, Director General BIS said.
“Number of jewellers, who sent their jewellery for hallmarking increased from 5145 during 1st July to 15th July to 14,349 during 1st August to 15th August, 2021; and 861 AHCs started hallmarking as per the HUID-based system, ” he added.
Dwelling upon the issue of the pace of hallmarking, DG, BIS said that there has been gradual and satisfactory increase in the pace of hallmarking.
During the fortnight 1st July to 15th July, 2021, 14.28 lakh pieces were hallmarked, but this number increased to 41.81 lakh during 1st August to 15th August.
In a single day, on 20th August, 2021, 3 lakh 90 thousand jewellery pieces were hallmarked.
Director General BIS added that there should not be any problem in hallmarking 10 crore pieces of jewellery in a year, which is the estimated number of jewellery pieces to be hallmarked if the hallmarking became mandatory across the country.