‘Ants’ gave place to 230 mm ton gold mine in Jamui, Bihar

As if Kuber’s wealth has been found in Bihar! The region holds 44% of the country’s gold reserves. The same demand is being made from various sections of the government. This time the Bihar government has decided to allow the mining of the ‘country’s biggest’ gold mine. The media gave this information quoting a senior state official. The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has surveyed about 23 million tonnes of gold in Jamui district of Bihar. They have also reported about 37.6 tonnes of mineral ore along with gold. In this connection, the Nitish Kumar government has recently decided to start the search for gold in that area of ​​Jamui district. Talks are on with the Center on this issue.

Bihar Chief Secretary Harjot Kaur told PTI that the central agency has discussed mining with the Mines and Geology Department of Bihar state. In this regard, discussions have also been held with the officials of Geological Survey of India.

In which parts of Bihar was this gold mine found?

1. It is learned that mines have been found in Karmatia, Jhajha and Sono areas of Jamui district.

2. The issue of gold mining in Bihar was raised by Union Minister Pralhad Joshi in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha last year.

3. The Union Minister told the Lok Sabha that 44 percent of the total gold of the country is found in the mines of Bihar.

4. The total quantity of gold can be around 230 million tonnes.

The Bihar government is likely to sign an MoU with the central agency in the next one month before starting the exploration of this huge gold mine. This is according to sources in the Nitish Kumar government. It is learned that the Bihar government may tie up with a central agency at the initial stage or at the G-3 level for gold exploration.

How did you get this gold?

1. No one had any idea that such a huge gold deposit is hidden under the red soil of Maoist-dominated Jamui.

2. It has taken 40 years to find gold deposits here. This is also possible for ants.

3. Legend has it that forty years ago there was a huge banyan tree in this area. To escape the heat and heat of the sun, ants start making nests under the banyan tree.

4. When the ants started lifting the soil from below, the local people saw small particles of yellow ringworm mixed in the soil. Then this news spread among the people of the area. That is the beginning of the search.

The largest amount of gold in India is found in the state of Karnataka. The Kolar gold mine in this state is one of the oldest and major gold mines in India. In 2001, however, the gold mine was closed.

Other gold mines found in India

1. GSI had earlier found a gold mine in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh. It is said that 3,500 tonnes of gold was found there.

2. In the year 2020, there was uproar in the whole country about the news of gold discovery fair in Sonbhadra. Central leaders tweeted about this. But GSI later issued a statement saying that was not the case at all.

3. According to the Geological Survey of India, the last survey was done in 1999 at Sonbhadra. At that time 160 kg of gold was found.

4. He said that the news of getting 3,500 tonnes of gold was a rumour.

5. The joke started on the net. There has been a flood of memes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram regarding gold in Sonbhadra.

Now the Bihar government is looking for gold in Bihar. This is being heard from the sources of Nitish government. However, GSI has not given any detailed information about this yet.

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