industry at a glance !

Federation of Indian Granite & Stone Industry

Indian ornamental stones scenario is a vast collage of colourful, attractive, nature’s wonder gifts. A short description would highlight its enormous potential.

➽   Large tracts of high quality ornamental stone

➽    Dimensional Stone Industry started rolling in India in 3200 BC.

➽    India possesses enormous deposits of all types of natural dimensional stones with a variety of excellent properties. These are granites, marbles, slates, sand stones, lime stones and quartzites.

➽   India has established its own status in the world stone market with large exports.

➽   Has a very large domestic market for all types of stones almost equal to Exports.

➽   Product range from cubes, size stones, pavement slabs, standard slabs and tiles, monuments, memorials and made to order items.

➽    Several thousand units mostly in small scale and cottage sectors cater to local needs. There are also many export-oriented units.

➽   Initial recognition for Indian granites originated from chiselled and hand-polished memorials exported to England, Ireland, USA, Japan etc.

➽    Faster processing and production of polished stones became a reality in 50s and 60s. The industry grew rapidly from 70s.

➽   Exports of dimensional blocks commenced in late 60s to Japan and also in smaller extent to countries like England, Germany, Italy etc.

➽    Immediately after black dimensional blocks, export of red granites and thereafter, some of the names became the most popular and recognised worldwide. To mention a few, Jet Black, Premium Plus and Premium Black, Ruby Red, Imperial Red, Paradiso, Black Galaxy, Kashmere White, Green Marble and Red Sand Stone etc.

➽   The trend for cut and polished granites became main focus and grew fast since 1985. Almost 70 per cent of the present total export value added finished products.

stones gallery !


Granite a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, VIEW


India is the fourth largest producer of marbles in the world. VIEW


A significant portion of the global limestone industry. VIEW


Sandstone is a stone comprising granules of quartz. VIEW

Slate & Quartzite

Read further to know other varities and details of these stones. VIEW