Labourer finds diamonds worth ₹35 lakh in Madhya Pradesh's Panna mine1 min read . Updated: 06 Aug 2020, 06:22 PM IST
- The labourer has deposited the stones at the district diamond office and they will be auctioned as per government rules
- After deducting 12% tax, the labourer will get the remaining 88% of the sale proceeds, the official said
Panna: A labourer became a millionaire overnight when he unearthed three diamonds worth ₹30 lakh to 35 lakh at a diamond mine in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh, a senior official said on Thursday.
While digging a shallow mine, the labourer, identified only as Subal, found three diamonds with net weight of 7.5 carat, Panna district's diamond officer R K Pandey said.
Experts have valued the precious stones at anywhere between ₹30 lakh to 35 lakh.
The labourer has deposited the stones at the district diamond office and they will be auctioned as per government rules, Pandey said.
After deducting 12 per cent tax, Subal will get the remaining 88 per cent of the sale proceeds, the official said.
A few days ago, another labourer had managed to find a 10.69 carat diamond from one of the mines in Panna in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh.
Panna, otherwise located in a backward region, is world famous for its diamond mines.
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