The Chhattisgarh government has approved 25 potential sites where surveys will be conducted to explore deposits of diamond, gold, and other minerals in the current financial year (2022-23), a senior official with the mining department said.
The sites were finalised at a recently concluded meeting of Chhattisgarh State Geological Programming Board. Besides six sites of limestone, surveys would be taken up at 14 places with potential iron ore deposits. One site each of potential gold, copper, graphite, bauxite, and moissanite would be taken up for the initial study, the official said. Once the preliminary exploration is completed, the advanced exploration