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Raipur, Oct 01: The 21st meeting of the State Level Geo-Scientist Programme Board was held in Raipur recently to hold technical discussion necessary for exploration of minerals and assessment of deposits in Chhattisgarh. Special emphasis was laid on the exploration of precious and important strategic minerals at the meeting.
New projects were also proposed for the year 2021-22 keeping in mind the industrial demand for supply of minerals to the mineral based industries. Work of exploration of minerals like gold, copper, diamond, manganese etc. will be started in the department, which will play an important role in the development of the state.
Geologists of India, representatives from Atomic Mineral Division, Mineral Exploration Corporation, Indian Bureau of Mines, NMDC, CMDC, Directorate of Geology and Mining Chhattisgarh related to mineral exploration and prospecting works and representatives from other geo-technical institutions of the State Government and Government of India attended the meeting which was chaired by Siddharth Komal Pardeshi, Secretary, and Mineral Resources Department. It was informed in the meeting that Geology and Mining Department of the state carried out major works in the field of exploration of minerals in the financial year 2020-21. Deposits of various minerals existing in the state have also been explored. A total of 475 million tonnes of limestone reserves were estimated in Sarseni Guma area of ??Balodabazar-Bhatapara district, which can be used for cement plant and the process of auction will be begin soon. Similarly, a total of 56.16 million tonnes of limestone reserves were estimated in Hirmi-2 area of ??Balodabazar-Bhatapara district. Work in this area will continue in the future as well. Apart from this, total reserves of 03.86 million tonnes of metal grade bauxite have been estimated in Chandradadar area of ??Kabirdham district and 07.50 million tonnes of metal grade bauxite in Kunia area of ??Surguja district. Secretary, Department of Minerals, Pardeshi appreciated the works for the exploration of minerals in the state. He also stressed the need for identifying precious and important strategic minerals useful in the development of the state. Similarly, Director Geology and Mining Jayaprakash Mourya said that all the institutions related to mining must explore useful minerals.
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