Madhya Pradesh is the only state with a diamond mine in the country as well as in Asia. During the year 2017-18, Madhya Pradesh has produced 28,424 carats of diamonds (up to December 2017). The Majhgawan mine at Panna in the Madhya Pradesh is the only source of diamonds in Asia producing 30,000 carats every year.
Is India rich in diamonds?
India has not been a major diamond-producing country since the 1900s, but diamond mining continues. In 2013, India mined 37,515 carats of diamonds, from one industrial-scale mine and many artisanal mines; this was less than one-tenth of one percent of the world production of 132.9 million carats.
Who is diamond of India?
Even though Bal Gangadhar Tilak was his opponent during the funeral of Gokhale in February Bal Gangadhar Tilak praised him as the ‘Diamond of India’, the ‘jewel of Maharashtra ‘and the ‘prince of workers’. The full name of Gokhale was Gopal Krishna Gokhale.
Does India still have diamond mines?
Although the supply of India’s main mines were long ago exhausted, diamonds are still found in India. India has the largest diamond polishing industry in the world. It provides 11 out of every 12 processed diamonds for jewelry around the world. The diamond sector in India employs 1.3 million individuals.
Which state is known as India’s Kohinoor diamond?
The diamond may have been mined from Kollur Mine, a series of 4-metre (13 ft) deep gravel-clay pits on the south bank of the Krishna River in the Golconda (present-day Andhra Pradesh), India.
Which new state is famous for diamond?
Madhya Pradesh is known for the only industrial-scale diamond mine in India which is the Majhgawan mines near the town of Panna in the Bundelkhand area.