This state has India’s largest gold reserves, says Geological Survey of India

The State Mines and Geology Department is in consultation with agencies involved in the discovery, including GSI and the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), for the discovery of gold deposits in Jamui, a senior official said.

According to a survey by the Geological Survey of India, there are about 222.88 million tonnes of gold reserves in Bihar’s Jamui district, including 27.6 tonnes of mineral ore, PTI reported.

Bihar’s Nitish Kumar government has decided to grant permission for exploration of what is now India’s largest gold reserve.

“The State Mines and Geology Department is in consultation with agencies involved in the discovery of gold deposits in Jamui, including GSI and the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC),” Additional Chief Secretary Comm Mines Commissioner Harjot Kaur Bamhra told the agency.

The top official said the consultation process had begun after analyzing the results of the survey which indicated the presence of gold in areas such as Karmatia, Zaza and Sono in Jamui district.

The Bihar government is likely to sign a memorandum of understanding with a central agency or agency for G3 (primary) exploration over a period of one month, Bamra said, adding that G2 (general) exploration can also be undertaken in some areas.

Last year, Union mining minister Pralhad Joshi had said in the Lok Sabha that Bihar has the largest share of India’s gold reserves. In a written reply, Bihar said it had 222.885 million tonnes of gold, accounting for 44 per cent of the country’s total gold reserves.

“According to the National Mineral inventory, the total reserves of primary gold ore in the country as at 1.4.2015 are estimated to be 501.83 million tonnes with 654.74 tonnes of gold. Bihar has 222.885 million tonnes (44 per cent).


Close Story

Is it time to read?

Try Quickreads


  • The move was prompted by an allegation that the Army chief was holding a resort at Dapoli in Ratnagiri on Saturday in reference to the ED attacks on Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab (HT photo)

    If the power is misused, the central government will lose power: Samna

    Shiv Sena has warned that Mumbai’s continuous deployment of central agencies such as the Directorate of Enforcement against the ministers of Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government and its leaders, if it continues, would lead to the removal of the central government from power.

  • Car driver identified as Popat Retirement Mansion (40) arrested (representative image)

    Woman killed and husband injured in car collision in Pune

    Wanowry police have booked a man for aggravated and negligent driving after the car he was driving killed the wife of a senior citizen in the area on Friday. At the time of the accident, the couple was walking down the street. According to police, Narendrasinghe Negi (63) and Vishwambari Negi (60) were walking along the front gate of the two gate of the SRPF group when the speeding car collided with the rear.

  • Prof. AK Gupta, Principal of Sri Varsini College, Aligarh said,  (Image for representation)

    Committee for the Investigation of Namaz, given on the college campus of Aligarh

    Earlier this week, the Principal of Shri Varsi College of Aligarh was formed by an Associate Professor of Law to investigate an incident filed by Namaz on campus. Meanwhile, leaders of the youth unit of Aligarh’s BJP have demanded police action against the assistant professor within 48 hours, accusing them of deliberately disagreeing with the college for the purpose of education.

  • The crime took place between March 20 and May 26 this year, police said.  (Typical image)

    A case against an Amaravati man who pursued a female athlete

    Bhosari police have arrested a man who harassed a female athlete whom she met in Assam. The crime took place between March 20 and May 26 this year, police said. The victim, a resident of Amaravati, has filed a complaint under Articles 354 (a) and 354 (d) of the Indian Penal Code. An FIR has been lodged against convicted felons due to continuous harassment.

  • Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind in the presence of Muslim scholars at Eidga of Devaband  (HT)

    Muslim scholars have expressed concern over the prevailing climate in the country

    On Saturday, the first day of the two-day conference of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind in the town of Devaband in Meerut Saharanpur, Muslim scholars expressed concern over the prevailing hostility in the country. Resolutions will also be approved on the closing day of the conference. Addressing the gathering, Maulana Mehmood Madni, the former MP and president of the organization, said that fire cannot be extinguished by fire and that hatred can only be overcome by spreading love and affection.

Leave a Comment