The Geological Survey of India has found about 3,000 tonnes of goldmine in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. It is being claimed that this gold mine is almost five times more than the current gold reserves with India.
District Mining Officer KK Rai said that gold deposits have been found in Son Pahadi and Hardi areas. He said that the work of locating the gold reserves was going on for the last two decades. The auction process will be started soon through e-tendering of these blocks. Rai said that apart from gold, other mineral substances have also been found in the area. According to the World Gold Council, India currently has 626 tonnes of gold reserves. The new gold reserves are about five times that. Its estimated value is about 12 lakh crore rupees.
A seven-member team has been constituted for geo-tagging of mineral sites, whose report will be submitted to Lucknow by 22 February. Officials say the mineral-rich mines of Sonbhadra are easy to dig due to their geographical position. The mines are mostly situated on hillock, which makes them easy to mine. The government will start the auction process as soon as compensation payout and necessary approvals are granted.
Relation to Ramayana period
According to reports, these gold mines are related to the Ramayana period. Discussions have been going on for years about the gold reserves found at two places in the district. From the Geological Survey of India, the talk of both places being marked as Sita-Ram stone, people used to hear from the tongue every now and then. For the past four years, news of gold being found in Hardi was making headlines at the national level.
Hidden treasure for the years
The story of hiding hundreds of tons of treasure among people has remained a story for years. A seven-member team has been constituted for geo-tagging of mineral sites, whose report will be submitted to Lucknow by 22 February.
A large stock of gold has been found in Uttar Pradesh. A stock of 3000 tons of gold has been found in the hills of Sonbhadra. This has been confirmed and now the proceedings for the auction process have been started. Gold blocks will be auctioned soon. A 7-member team was formed on behalf of the government.