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335 million tonnes of limestone found in Nagaur

Jaipur: The Department of Mines have found deposits of more than 335 million tonnes of limestone in the Nagaur district. In the presence of DMG Sandesh Nayak, ACS Dr Subodh Agarwal was given the study report of 21 blocks of limestone deposits in Nagaur district by the Chief Executive Officer of RSMET NP Singh.

ACS Dr Subodh Agarwal informed that as per G2 level exploration in Nagaur and Deh of Nagaur district, limestone deposits have been found at Harima, Khetolav, Sarasni, Somna and Pithasia in Nagaur and Deh tehsils. “Rough estimates suggest that 335 million tonnes have been estimated in an area of more than 1621 hectares of 21 blocks. The mineral reserves will help to generate employment and revenue for the state,” said Dr Subodh Agarwal.

Director Sandesh Nayak said that for healthy competition and maximum participation, 18 blocks of 4.8-hectare area are being prepared, while three blocks of 500-hectare area are being prepared. “The work of revenue record digitization, land classification, demarcation, etc. is being completed soon for eauction by the department,” said Sandesh Nayak.

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