Panna, Madhya Pradesh:
Two workers got rich after unearthing two diamonds weighing 7.44 and 14.98 carats in mines in Panna district in Madhya Pradesh, an official said on Tuesday.
Dilip Mistry mined the 7.44-carat stone from a mine in Jaruapur, while Lakhan Yadav mined a 14.98-carat stone in the Krishna Kalyanpur area, diamond inspector Anupam Singh said.
The stones were deposited at the diamond office on Monday and will be auctioned off, the official said, adding that workers would receive the proceeds after a 12.5 percent royalty deduction.
While the exact value of the diamonds will be decided by the authorities, the stone weighing 7.44 carats will fetch around Rs 30 lakh and the larger one will fetch double, he said.
Meanwhile, the two workers were delighted with their discovery.
For Lakhan Yadav, who is a small farmer with two acres of land, this is the first diamond mining. “I will use the money from the product to educate my children,” he said.
Dilip Mistry said: “I am part of a group of four and we have been working hard to mine diamonds on our private lands for six months. By the grace of God I got this good quality diamond for the first time. time.
Panna, located in the backward region of Bundelkhand, is famous for its diamond mines.
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