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There has been no discovery of 3000 tonnes of gold reserves in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra district, clarified Geological Survey of India (GSI) on Saturday.

“There must have been some miscommunication that led to wrong reporting of facts,” a GSI statement said rebutting the claims of the Uttar Pradesh Directorate of Geology and Mining (UPDGM).

GSI director general M Sridhar said, “Nobody from the agency gave any such data.”

“52,806 tonnes of gold ore was found in Sonbhadra during the exploration work in 1998-2000. From this reserve, only 160 kg of gold was extracted,” Sridhar said.

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“There must have been some miscommunication of facts because of which the gold ore deposits have been overestimated,” he reiterated.

Sridhar further said that GSI has written a letter to UPDGM stating that the agency has not estimated such kind of vast resource of gold deposits in Sonbhadra.

On Friday, UPDGM said that gold deposits were found in Son Pahadi and Hardi areas of Sonbhadra district.

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