Challenges and opportunities for productive employment and decent work in the natural stone mining industry supply chain in Rajasthan

The study is intended to contribute to a wider state-level sector development strategy, which will serve as a roadmap for creating an enabling environment for employers and workers to further Rajasthan’s position as a responsible destination for investors and buyers of natural stone.

Rajasthan is host to substantial natural stone resources, with the natural stone extraction and processing sectors providing important sources of income and employment in the state. If risks are managed and the sector further developed responsibly, the mining, quarrying, and processing of natural stone could serve as a key driver of economic development, trade, increased state revenue, employment generation and social development. Mineral policies at both the national and state levels highlight the desire to increase economic output and competitiveness alongside decent work, skills development, and productivity.