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Diamonds To Add Shine To Chhattisgarh's Economy

Published by MAC on 2006-06-06

Diamonds to add shine to Chhattisgarh's economy

6th June 2006

Shimla, Jun 5: Chattisgarh government has roped in several big private players in diamond industry to tap the huge deposits of the precious stone in the state.

Talking to newspersons here today, the state Chief Minister Raman Singh said that companies like like De Beers, Rio Tinto, BHPBilliton, Geo Mysore and Jindals have been granted prospective licences for exploring diamonds in kimberlite zones.

"Chhattisgarh would be converted from 'rice bowl' to 'diamond bowl' of India in the next five years and the state would emerge as one of the most prosperous state in the country by 2015," he said.

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