Gem rush on Kantale tank bund


A minor gem rush has begun on the bund of the Kantale tank with the reported discovery of about 15 precious stones from there a few days ago.

Yesterday, despite heavy rains, men, women and children were seen digging the bund with sticks.

They pleaded with authorities not to ban it as in the past as they were doing their prospecting without causing harm to the bund and the gems had been given to them by the gods.

According to the prospectors, the dozen or so gems found so far had fetched prices running to millions of rupees.

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