The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has detected the presence of about 3000 tonnes of gold in the womb of the earth in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
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This is approximately 5 times of current total gold reserves of the country. After gaining these tones of Gold, India will be in the 2nd Position after the USA in the world of Gold Reserve.
Sonbhadra District Mining Officer K.K. K. Rai said on Saturday that GSI has detected the presence of about 3000 tonnes of gold in the ‘Sone Pahari’ and ‘Hardi’ areas.
He told that GSI had initiated the work of finding gold in Sonbhadra from the year 1992-93. Now the auction work of these blocks will be started soon through eTendering.
Rai said that there are estimated to be about 2943.26 tonnes of the underground in the ‘Sone Pahari’ and about 646.16 kg of gold in the ‘Hardi’ area.
He said that apart from gold, some other mineral elements have also been found in these areas.
This gold found in Sonbhadra is about 5 times the total gold reserve of India at present, which will cost around Rs 12 lakh crore. According to the World Gold Council, India currently has 626 tonnes of gold reserves.
It is also believed that the British started the work of finding gold in Sonbhadra during the pre-independent India.
The largest district of Uttar Pradesh, Sonbhadra is bordered by four states Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Bihar.