Future Interventions

The gems industry in the region is very loosely structured (the value chain is not developed and knitted properly) as a formal industry in the first place and the capacities at each level also lacks to make any significant economic impact in the region. KADO thus plans to work in gems sector as a whole including mining, extraction and quarry, processing and value addition, marketing and diversification.

KADO is facilitating to form Gems & Mineral Association, Hunza in order to formalise this sector and also lobby for the ownership of local communities in mining.