As per estimates, there are two goldmines with around 3,350 tonnes of gold ore in the Naxal-affected Sonbhadra district of the state.Nothing sort of a jackpot for the UP govt.Geologists have discovered massive gold deposits in Sonbhadra.The discovery comes after two decades of search by the Geological Survey of India and the Uttar Pradesh Directorate of Geology and Mining.
The government is thinking of putting these deposits on lease for mining.As per officials, a seven-member team has been set up for survey and soon auction of the blocks will begin.
According to the reports by media,goldmines are situated in Hardi village and Sonpahadi in Mahuli village of Dudhi Tehsil in the district. Rai said,”while 2943.25 tonne gold deposits are located in Sonpahadi.He said that the gold blocks will be auctioned online after the completion of geo-tagging process by the team. The team has been asked to submit a report to the GSI’s Lucknow office by February 22.
As per reports, officials are also surveying the possibility of rare minerals like uranium being present in the area. Following the discovery, the exploration of the goldmines and other minerals are all set to provide a major momentum to the revenues of the country’s most populous state.