'My Gold Plan' launched in Kerala
The first of its kind gold accumulation plan was launched by Amresh Acharya, Director Investment WGC and Rishit Sanghvi, Business Head Gold Reliance Money.
Later talking to reporters, Acharya said the plan makes gold accumulation transparent and straightforward, allowing customers to convert accumulated gold grams into coins or jewellery at multiple outlets across India.
In 2006, India consumed 700 tonnes of gold while in 2011, it was 986 tonnes, he said. The WGC has successfully launched gold accumulation products in China and Japan, he said.
Describing the scheme as 'next generation' product that allows consumers accumulate pure gold in a systematic and transparent manner, Sanghvi said the plan would help consumers move away from the unorganised sector and would emerge as the most preferred option for accumulating gold in future.
Kerala is the 'gold capital' of India and enjoys 25 per cent market share of the Indian gold demand valued at over Rs 75,000 crore. This demand has been predominantly met by large number of gold retailers in the unorganised sector.
The state has the highest number of gold retailers in the country. There are five lakh jewellers in India and an equal number in the unorganised sector. There are only 9,156 licenced jewellers.
Recent trends indicate consumers have shown preference towards more transparent and secure options for buying gold.
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