Deccan Gold Mines Limited (DGML) is an India-based company. The Company is engaged in the business of gold exploration and mining. DGML has a portfolio of exploration prospects in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan. DGMLs projects include Dharwar-Shimoga belt project; Hutti-Maski belt projects; Ramgiri belt project and Mangalur belt project. DGML explored 5,329 square kilometers in the Dharwar-Shimoga belt under 3 RO blocks and identified 22 prospects. Hutti-Maski belt projects prospects included Hutti Mine North, Hirenagnur prospect, and Chinchergi-Wandalli prospect. Its Ramgiri belt project prospects include Ramagiri Gold Fields PL Block (20 square kilometers area), Boksampalle PL block (17 square kilometers). The Mangalur belt project is 25 kilometers long and four to five kilometers wide, located 40 kilometers north of Hutti gold mines. Deccan Gold Mines Limited is a company listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange and is involved in gold exploration activities in the States of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kerala. Rama Mines (Mauritius) Ltd. acquired a majority stake in the company from the promoters of Wimper Trading Limited and followed this acquisition by making an 'open offer' to the public, as per the requirements of the Securities Exchange Board of India regulations, in the year 2001. The name of the company was changed to Deccan Gold Mines Limited on 19 March, 2003. A rights issue to increase the paid up capital of the company to Rs.5 crore was undertaken in the year 2004. In May 2006, DGML allotted 70 lakh shares at Rs. 15.10 per share to SUN Mining and Exploration Ltd - a Cyprus based company, which is a part of multi-national group of companies with investments in many projects, like energy, oil and gas and core infrastructure projects in India and overseas, with a turn over of about US $2bn per annum. The group of companies are majority owned by the Khemka family who are of Indian origin. Additional details on the SUN Group are available on their website (www.sungroup-global.com). DGML has entered into agreements with its associated company, Geomysore Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.,and its 100% owned subsidiary Indophil Resources Exploration Services Pvt. Ltd. for the transfer of Prospecting Licences to DGML in the Dharwar-Shimoga, North and South Hutti, Ramgiri and Mangalur Prospecting blocks. The associated companies have made several applications for the grant of Prospecting Licences (PLs) in these prospecting blocks and are awaiting grant of licences from the Government. The associated companies were originally granted Reconnaissance Permits (RPs) to undertake exploration activities in these prospecting blocks.