The Hush Post | 1:52 pm | One-minute read |
The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has denied finding gold reserves of around 3000 tonnes in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. Instead the GSI has said that around 160 kg and not 3000 tonnes of gold can be extracted from the area.
“GSI has issued a clarification on reports about gold reserves in Sonbhadra. The total extraction will be approximately 160 kgs, not 3350 kgs as mentioned in several media reports which were clearly exaggerated”, tweeted Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
A press release from the GSI said, “GSI has not estimated such vast kind of resource of gold deposit in Sonbhadra district of UP”.
Sonbhadra district mining officer K K Rai had said on Friday claimed that they had found gold deposits of around 3000 tonnes. He claimed to have found the gold reserves in Son Pahadi and Hardi areas of the district.
The officials had estimated the worth of the gold to be more than Rs 12 lakh crore; five times more than the current gold reserves of India.