Iron ore exploration starts at Lohakot and Malladevi

Published On: January 17, 2022 05:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Department of Mines and Geology has started the exploration of iron ores at Lohakot of Sankhuwasabha and Malladevi of Baitadi district. 

A team from the department has started mine exploration works on a 50 square kilometers area at Lohakot and on a 15 square kilometers area at Malladevi.

The department’s Director-General Ram Prasad Ghimire said the 'mapping' works have been forwarded after studying the prospective locations in the area. "We will carry out studies in a larger area and then gradually do it in smaller areas." 

It has also deputed human resources for carrying out the geophysical study of the prospective area for a month.

Similarly, the department is carrying out a study and drilling works on granite mines at Phosredanda of Kavrepalanchok. Director-General Ghimire said a study is also being carried out on the rocks found in the hills of Sindhuli and in streams in Kailali.

The department has granted permission for the study and extraction of minerals at eight places throughout the country in the current fiscal year. It is also carrying out the geo-engineering and environmental study of 22 cities since 1996.


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