21 mines of different minerals are expected to be auctioned; among major minerals, gold and iron ore mines are under consideration
Gold mining will soon start in Singrauli as the mining department has issued tenders for the allotment of mines, said a government official on Sunday.
As many as 21 mines of different minerals, including major and minor, are expected to be auctioned. Among major minerals, one iron ore and gold mine are under consideration.
As many as 12 mineral blocks, which include eight blocks of limestone, two blocks of bauxite, one block of gold and one block of iron ore have been identified for auction. Similarly, tenders have been invited for granting mining leases of nine mineral blocks, including seven of manganese ore, one- bauxite and one block of limestone, the official said. The last date to purchase the tender documents is February 15th and the same has to be submitted by February 22.
The total value of the mineral resources is estimated to Rs 20,279 crore.
Gurhar Pahar area of Singrauli district has been identified as a gold deposit area. Besides, iron ore disposition has been identified in Dhaukan-Dhaurra-Urdaurra area of Niwari district.