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IndiaJamui Gold Reserve 222.88 Million Tonnes Bihar Govt Plans to exploration

Jamui Gold Reserve 222.88 Million Tonnes Bihar Govt Plans to exploration

The government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has decided to allow gold mining in the Jamui district of Bihar as it has the largest gold mine in the country.

Patna: The government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has decided to allow gold mining in the Jamui district of Bihar as it has the largest gold mine in the country.

According to the Archaeological Survey of India, the Jammu district alone has 222.88 million tonnes (22 crore) of gold in reserve, of which 37.60 tonnes is high gold ore.

Harjot Kaur Bamra, Additional Chief Secretary, Mineral Resources, Government of Bihar, said, “The Archaeological Survey of India is in talks with the National Mineral Development Corporation to dig for gold buried in the Jamui district. The consultation takes place only after an archaeological study. In Jamui district, gold is likely to be available in Karmatia, Jaja and Sono.

A memorandum of understanding will be signed with the Union Minerals and G3 companies on gold mining. Union Minister of Minerals Prahlad Joshi made this clear in the Lok Sabha last year. ”


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In the Lok Sabha, Union Minerals Minister Prahlad Joshi said, “Bihar has the highest gold reserves in the country. Bihar alone has a gold reserve of 222.88 million tonnes, accounting for 44 per cent of the country’s total gold reserves.

According to the National Mineral Survey, as of 2015, the primary gold ore alone is 501.83 million tonnes. 654 tons of gold will be available. Bihar alone has 222.88 million tonnes of ore, of which 37.60 tonnes is gold, ”he said

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