India. They dont call her the land of Sone Ki Chidiya for no reason.
The world's second largest consumer of Gold after China is right in wondering why it doesn't have a mine. The one at Kolar shut down a few decades ago. There are gold mines in China, South Africa, Australia, Canada and even Amreeka. A captive mine however is an irrelevant worry, given how tall gold-love has been among Indians.
Imports of Gold have sustained over the 600 ton mark every year despite a consistent jump in gold prices.
This is the land of the great Bharata Varsha. For the record, we own over 25,000 tons of Gold collectively. Here are the three big owners.
Text: Sify, Finance Desk
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