When was the earliest news about gold mine in up out?

When was the earliest news about gold mine in up out?
The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has rejected the claim of getting about 3000 tonnes of gold at Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh. The agency has said that it is likely to get 160 kg of average grade gold, rather than three thousand tonnes. GSI has given this information through a press release. With the GSI cleaning up, all the news was put on the brakes, with Sonbhadra claiming massive gold for the past one week.

According to GSI Director Dr. GS Tiwari, Sonbhadra has 52806.25 tonnes of gold, not pure gold. Only 3.03 grams per ton of gold will be extracted from the gold ore found in Sonbhadra. According to this, only 160 kg of gold will be produced from the entire mine.

The big question is, where did the talk of keeping three thousand tons of gold in Sonbhadra spread? According to the investigation so far, the entire game started after some correspondence leaked between the mining department of Uttar Pradesh and the collector of Sonbhadra.

According to the news agency IANS, "The Directorate of Mines and Miners of Uttar Pradesh (Directorate of Mining) said in a letter dated 31 January 2020 that the total amount of gold in Sona hill block of Sonbhadra district is 2943.26 tonnes and 646.15 kg is expected. The District Magistrate (Collector) of Sonbhadra in I is also informed for correspondence in this regard on January 20. Thus, this letter states that about 3000 tons in two blocks Gold is likely to occur.

This letter states that the auction report of minerals has been made available by GSI Northern Region Lucknow. The letter also provides information about the formation of a seven-member team to extract gold on the land to be marked before the auction of blocks of minerals.

When this letter of 31 January was received by the local media of Sonbhadra on 19 February, the news spread like fire that there is gold in Sonbhadra's womb. After reports of getting 3000 tonnes of gold in the district, TV channels started creating an atmosphere that India is going to be a gold bird again.

Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Maurya also started calling it God's blessing. When the matter came to light, on Saturday, the GSI headquarters of Kolkata had to issue a press release and clarify. The institute has said that it is wrong to get three thousand tonnes of gold in Sonbhadra.