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India, which has one million diamond workers and eighty percent of polishing his accounts, is nervous because of the speed with which Beijing is improving its processes. The Indian diamond industry fears that the progress of China is not to stop.
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The Chinese companies start a threat to the market leaders. Especially for India, they form a formidable competitor. China carries out this time each year for 800 million dollars of rough diamonds to the processing and value to a value of 1.1 billion dollars. Anoop Mehta, Director of the Bharat Diamond Bourse in Bombai, admits that the Chinese labor market is better organized and more equitable diamond processors available. "Moreover, the work is more automated and they have also improved infrastructure," he says. "In time they will certainly expand their market share." The polishing of diamonds and the manufacture of jewelry is a small niche but one of the many sectors where the competition between China and India, two countries with the largest population of the world, is growing.

That the cutting and polishing in India takes place naturally due to the low labor costs. In Surat, they are even extremely low, a worker receives 40-70 cents per dollar diamond, depending on the size. Because the cutting and polishing of the tiny stones very labor intensive, slijpt one most 4-6 diamonds per dag.Hoewel the lucrative diamond trade is particularly evident from the above that the ordinary worker into this little benefit. By comparison, the Indian diamond industry annually exports 5.2 trillion dollars of diamonds, the more than 1 million Grinders together earn only 1.2 billion dollars.

In addition, many grinders with their boss is in debt. When significant ceremonies in their native village, they carried their meager wages often unable to pay the bus trip. Their boss shoot the money, with the result that many cutters are required to repay their debt by years of little or no work. The majority of cutters are young men, but there are also many children. Although children under 15 years in India is prohibited, you regularly younger children in the workshops to. The grinding bosses let the smallest diamonds preferably by grinding them, as they have sharp eyes. In Surat, the most grinders under harsh conditions.

The grinders are often outdated and therefore dangerous to work with. The drive of the grinding wheel is located underneath the desk, so workers easily injure their legs. Because the diamonds are cut from a lesser quality, there is much black substance Friday The walls of the workshops so as black as soot, from the lungs of the grinders but still not talking. To make matters worse, many workers have no place in Surat, the workplace is also their sleep. Sanitary facilities are poor and in small workshops often are overcrowded, many people suffering from tuberculosis.

Some facts:
80% of global production of diamonds are cut and polished in India.
One million people in India work in the diamond industry (90% of all diamond workers in the world)
Largest Indian diamond center: Surat
Mostly the smaller diamonds of a lesser quality are edited. The larger carat diamonds are cut in Israel and polished.
The Indian industry exports $ 5.2 trillion annually to cut diamonds. The diamond cutters are still no quarter.

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