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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF MINES
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1007
ANSWERED ON:  05.08.2011
GOLD RESERVES
DEEPA DASHMUNSI
KACHHADIA NARANBHAI
CHAUHAN PRABHATSINH PRATAPSINH
JYOTI DHURVE
Will the Minister of



MINES be pleased to state:-




(a) the estimated gold reserves in the country at present;

(b) the details of gold deposits areas in the country alongwith the names of companies engaged in its mining,State-wise;

(c) the production, value vis-à-vis domestic demand of gold during each of the last three years and the current year, Statewise;

(d) whether the Government has identified certain new gold deposits areas in the country and tap the potential of areas which have not been identified so far;

(e) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;

(f) whether the Non-Governmental or private companies have evinced their interest in becoming partners in the said discovery; and

(g) if so, the details thereof and the reaction of the Government thereto?


ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR MINES (SHRI DINSHA PATEL)

(a): As per the National Mineral inventory prepared by Indian Bureau of Mines, as on 1.4.2005, the total reserves of gold ore in the country are placed at 19.25 million tonnes, containing 85.12 tonnes of primary gold metal.

(b): As per the National Mineral Inventory the State wise & District wise location of gold deposits in the country and name of company engaged in mining of gold is given below:-

State			Districts Name				Names of company engaged
								in mining of gold


Andhra Pradesh Anantpur, Chittoor and Kurnool.
Bihar Jamui
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Singhbhum (East) M/S Manmohan Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Karnataka Chitradurga, Dharwar, Gulbarga, M/S Hutti Gold Mine Hassan, Haveri, Kolar, Raichur and Tumkur.
Kerala Malappuram and Palakkad.
Madhya Pradesh Jabalpur and Sidhi.
Maharashtra Bhandara and Nagpur.
Rajasthan Banswara, Bhilwara, Duasa, Sirohi and Udaipur.
Tamil Nadu Dharmapuri
West Bengal Purulia

(c): The production and value of gold during 2008-09 to 2010-11, state-wise is given below:-

Item			2008-09		2009-10		2010-11
Production 
(in tonnes)

Jharkhand 0.02 0.02 0.02 Karnataka 2.42 2.09 2.22 Gujarat 4.87 9.11 6.96
Value of production (in thousand Rs.)
Jharkhand 21883 21448 27946 Karnataka 3130737 3292448 4274150 Gujarat 6125266 14484230 13284731 Export (in tonnes) 3.68 22.99 - Import(in tonnes) 771.04 851.02 - Apparent Consumption 774.67 839.25 - (in tonnes)

(d) & (e): New Gold deposits areas identified by the Govt. in the year 2007-08 to 2009-10 are given below:-

Year		Agency		State			Location

2007-08 GSI Rajasthan Bhukia gold belt, Distt. Banswara.
Chhattisgarh Baghmara block Sonakhan area, Raipur distt., Chhattisgarh
2008-09 GSI Chhattisgarh Sonadehi Gold Prospect
Rajasthan Delwara West Block
UP Sonapahari
HGML Karnataka Hutti, Uti and Hira Budini
2009-10 MECL Rajasthan Bhukia (East)Dhani-Basri Block GSI Andhra-Pradesh Anantapur-(Norther part of Ramagiri-Penakacherla); Mehboobnagar-(north of Krishna river)
Bihar Nalanda: (Munger-Rajgir)
Jharkhand East and West Singhbhum(Tilaitnr Sobhapur) Ranchi (Sinduri East Block)
Karnataka Chitradurga (Belghatta block); Gulbarga (Northern part of Manglur Schist belt); Tumkur (Ajjanahalli Block-D).
Rajasthan Banswara (Delwara West block- Bhukia Gold Belt), Gudelpara North-West Block. Dungarpur (Bharkundi Block)
Uttarakhand Chamoli & Pithoragarh (Martoli-Milam & Niti area)
DMG Rajasthan Jaipur (N/V
Pachhapur,Gol,Matasula,Teh. Jamwa,Ramgarh
Karnataka Davangere (Kudrekonda)
HGML Karnataka Raichur (Hutti mine, Uti mine and Hira Buddini mines )

(f) & (g): Yes, Madam. The Government has given prior approval for grant of 112 Reconnaissance Permit for gold and associated minerals from 2007-08 till 2010-11.

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