There are 117 units in the Ambaji marble industry, employing over 1,200 workers. These units largely manufacture white and green marble products.
“We sell our products in various parts of the country, and have earned a good name due to their best quality. However, we have never exported to other countries,” said Bhavneesh Kumar, one of the industrialists.
“We do participate in various trade fairs held in several parts of the country, but have never got a chance to get linked with traders from other countries,” he said.
“However, traders from all over India come to Gujarat to purchase the marble products made in Ambaji,” he added.
“There are several reasons for the backwardness of the industry. One of them is the use of old technology and lack of adoption of modern technology. Even those who have adopted new technology are not much aware about its proper usage,” said Haarith Kumar, another manufacturer.
“Also, there are no direct opportunities for export from Ambaji. We need to depend upon traders in other parts of the state to export our products,” he added.