The Rajasthan government plans to develop around 70 mining blocks of pink sandstone which will also be used to construct the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The mining blocks under development in Bharatpur district’s Bansi Paharpur could generate revenue of Rs 500 crore for the state government after the e-auction.
“We have received the first stage approval and after compliance of the other conditions part of the approval, we can start the process of delineation, development of the mining blocks and their auction. This will end illegal mining in the area and promote legal mining,” Additional chief secretary, mines and petroleum, Subodh Agarwal told The Indian Express.
Interestingly, this comes after the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Ayodhya warned against blocking the supply of pink sandstone.
Recently, the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust said that the stonework at the Ram Mandir here would start in December this year.
According to the Ram Mandir Trust, the filling of the foundation measuring 50-feet deep, 400 feet long and 300 feet wide will be completed by the end of October. The second phase of construction work includes fixing stones to create the temple structure will begin in December.
The work to lay the foundation for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on 15 March with Vedic puja at the site before the commencement of the work.
The grand temple of Lord Ram in Ayodhya is likely to be in three years.
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