Posted on: 20-NOV-06Release
Sikandra based Shri D D Kasand, arriving here to participate in IITF for the first time, tells that Sikandra''''''''s sandstone made ''''''''Garden lamps'''''''' Benches, Fountains, Landscape, sculptors, Fire Place; Decorative items have gained international popularity. These products are being exported of near about 60 Crore Rs worth and the products of about same value are being consumed in country. He told that ''''''''Sikandra Stone craft'''''''' is spread side by NH N0. 11 near Sikandra village in 5000 sq feet area. The Sikandra Stone Mandi is a treasure of various Sand Stone items. In spite of initial hurdles, the artisans have made outstanding progress and gained unique identity in national international market. Kasana is happy over the fact that State Government and Centre have done an appreciable job of selecting Sikandra as '''''''' clustered'''''''' and '''''''' Growth Pole'''''''' to promote this Handicraft industry. Kasana has exhibited his products in Rajasthan Pavilion very interestingly. Various Sandstone made art-pieces eg. watering Fountains; light bathed Gardenlamps, Sculptor of fairy like beautiful woman, Fire space, landscape and art pieces of Horse and Lion are attracting the people. Shri Kasana does not forget to express his gratitude towards chairman of Rajasthan Small Scale Industry Corporation Ltd. Shri Purushottam Agarwal, Commissioner of Industries Smt. Usha Sharma, S.N. Sharma, Rajesh Mathur and P.R. Sharma by whose inspiration and endeavor Sikandra could be selected as growth and cluster Centre and got an opportunity to participate in IITF. It would give longsighted results added Kasana. The Director of Rajasthan Pavilion Shri Ravi Agarwal told that to reflect the progress of state in the fields of Small and Medium Industries various Handicraft products have been given space in the Pavilion. Besides Mines & Geological Directorate, State Mines and Minerals Development Corporation, Udaipur has been displayed in the Rajasthan Pavilion.