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‘Sone ki Chidiya’: 3,000 tonne gold found in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra regions

In the year 1992-93, the works for finding gold reserves in Sonbhadra started after the Central Geological Survey of India took over

Lucknow: The government of Uttar Pradesh is preparing to auction tonnes of gold reserve found in Sonbhadra district of the state. According to the reports of Geological Survey of India and Uttar Pradesh Directorate of Geology and Mining, the estimated gold is said to be around 3,000 tonnes at Son Pahadi and Hardi village area.

The UP government led by Yogi Adityanath has started the process for the allocation of blocks where gold is said to be found. A huge reserve of gold has been confirmed in Hardi village in the Kone region and Son Pahadi in the Mahuli region. The UP government has also formed a seven-member team for auctioning of these blocks through the e-tendering process. The team will be geo-tagging the whole area and will submit its report to the Directorate of Geology and Mining, Lucknow by February 22.

According to the official letter of the Uttar Pradesh Directorate of Geology and Mining, 2,943.26 tonnes of gold reserve is said to be at Son Pahadi while 646.15 kilograms of gold are said to be at Hardi block.  The World Gold Council said India currently has 626 tonnes of gold reserves. The new reserves are almost five times that amount and roughly calculated Rs 12 lakh crore.

In the year 1992-93, the works for finding gold reserves in Sonbhadra started after the Central Geological Survey of India took over. As per the reports the British first initiated the process to find a gold reserve in the Sobhadra region.

Speaking to the reporters, Dr. Prithivi Mishra, who has worked for the Geological Survey of India in this regard and retired in 2011 said the gold reserve in the region is divided into two parts. He had also revealed the information at the time of his retirement. He claimed that there was a rock made of gold which is almost one kilometer long, 18 meters high and 15 meters broad.

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