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Govt to mine Indian Ocean for gold

Govt to mine Indian Ocean for gold
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The Central government is all set to exploit 10,000 sq km of the Indian Ocean seabed for minerals including gold, silver and platinum. According to a top scientist, the earth sciences ministry is finalising a contract with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to formally enable India exploit 10,000 sq km of the Indian Ocean seabed for minerals including gold, silver and platinum. The Goa-based NCAOR had been designated as the lead agency for this programme by the Union Earth Sciences ministry.

Panaji: The Central government is all set to exploit 10,000 sq km of the Indian Ocean seabed for minerals including gold, silver and platinum. According to a top scientist, the earth sciences ministry is finalising a contract with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to formally enable India exploit 10,000 sq km of the Indian Ocean seabed for minerals including gold, silver and platinum. The Goa-based NCAOR had been designated as the lead agency for this programme by the Union Earth Sciences ministry.

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