Mineral Resources Minister Pradeep Jaiswal discussed with public representatives and divisional officials at Khajuraho the auction of diamond mine at Baxwaha, Diamond Museum at Khajuraho and the establishment of Stone-Granite Park in Chhatarpur district. Shri Jaiswal asked the officials to start work on the proposed work plan immediately. Ensure employment to more and more local youth in industries being established in Chhatarpur district with the coordinated cooperation of the Department of Minerals and Tourism. He said that the tourism sector will also develop with the movement of diamond traders in Khajuraho, an international tourist destination. The Minister of Mineral Resources said that the execution of technical tender will be completed this month through auction in Bandar diamond project. Demonstrations will be held at the museum for auction of gem quality diamonds excavated from here.
Illegal mines identified to prevent illegal exploitation of mineral wealth will be auctioned.
Minister Pradeep Jaiswal said that the sand rules of the state government will become effective with publication in the Gazette. He said that illegal mines identified will be auctioned to prevent illegal exploitation of mineral wealth and increase revenue. In addition, possibilities of establishing new mineral industries in Chhatarpur district will also be explored.
In the meeting, information was given about the outline and action plan for the auction of proposed Diamond Museum and Buxwaha Monkey Diamond Mine through power point presentation. Narendra Singh Parmar, Secretary, Mineral Resources, told about the e-mineral portal and the proposed departmental plan.
MLAs Alok Chaturvedi, Neeraj Dixit, Pradyuman Singh Lodhi and Kunwar Vikram Singh and senior officers of Sagar division and mineral officers of districts were present in the meeting.