Bullion trade and ornament industry provides employment to more than 0.7 million skilled and semi- skilled labor (karigars) in unorganized sector. It is one of the largest employment opportunity generating industry without involving any Government’s expenditure.

There are around 0.8 million small and big retail shops spread across the country, which are engaged in sale of ornaments. This provides further employment opportunity to around 2 million people.

Besides, the import and export sector, bullion banks, nominated agencies and other support agencies provides employment opportunity to around 0.1 million people.