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“Violence, Violence, Violence I don’t like it I Avoid. But violence likes me I can’t avoid it” This is one of the trending dialogues repeated all over in social media. Prasanth Neel sequel to the film KGF Chapter 1 which is KGF Chapter 2 is winning the audience and marking history in creating new financial records. Even though the film is purely fictional the name KGF is not fictional. It’s not just any place, it is a gold mine situated in the southern part of India. real KGF history and facts will make us jaw open that the fiction is developed on the real story elements and circumstances. Are you curious enough to know the real KGF history and facts when KGF2 is smashing its success at the theaters? Let us look into the article and check the real KGF history and facts
Kolar Gold Fields – Basic Information
Location: Kolar district in Karnataka (100km away from Bangalore City)
Present Status: Closed since 2001
Significance: India’s largest Gold Mine. World’s second deepest gold mine having 3000m deep below the sea level.
History: More than 200 years
Area: Around 65km
Nick Name: Little England
Kolar Gold Field History – Real KGF history
The real KGF or rather we call it as Kolar Gold Field is situated in Kolar district of Karnataka which is 100km away from the modern city of Bangalore. The mass intro of the film shows KGF since 1951 but actually the real KGF bears the history of more than 200 years of gold mining. It is one of the largest mines in India. It is the second deepest mine in the world, being 3000 m deep below sea level. 90% of the gold in India was mined from the Kolar Gold Fields.
The notable history of the real KGF starts from the British History of India. Around 1880 it was the time when the British expanded their colonies and explored and started to exploit India to its maximum. They found the KGF gold mine and started to extract gold from there. The modern development of the KGF and its gold extracting were under the leadership of John Taylor and his sons in 1880. Since Taylor III took over the charge of the real KGF tremendous developments and production took place. The KGF produced so much gold and shipped it back to Europe and their gold shares and reserves were increasing due to the KGF. At that time KGF was even called Little England. The major mines KGF were comprised of :
- The Mysore Gold Mine
- Champion Reef Mine
- Nudydroog Mine
- Ooregum Mine
- Tank Block Mine
- Balaghat Mine
- Coromandel Mine
- Nine Reefs Mine.
When the British took over the KGF there were no such mine workers available. Workers nearby were hesitant to join work there since mine work was too dangerous. So, there was large migration from the Tamil Nadu Area towards the KGF to join there as workers. Thus, the language over KGF was emerged to be Tamil mixed one.
Even though KGF produced so much of Gold from the mine, it was all looted back to England. The native development or country development did not happen due to KGF. When the British concentrated on enhancing the infrastructure of India as part of the colonization process KGF also developed. The importance of development over there was given upon the other factor that a lot of British employees and officials were there as part of KGF supervision. Swimming pools, schools, Gold Area, Hospitals, and clubs were built in the KGF dwelling area. But most of the facilities were available only to the Europeans. The state of Indian workers grew miserable day by day. But at least they could avail the service of the hospitals for free. Sources say that it was the first city in India to receive electricity in 1902. The electricity further increases the mine extraction. There were around 30,000 workers employed at that time. Subsequently civil areas or rather we can call it as small towns were developed in these areas and those were named after the British officers; Bowringpet (now Bangarapet), ‘Robertsonpet’, ‘Andersonpet’.
After independence, in 1956 the control over the real KGF was taken over by the government of India. The Government company called Bharat Gold’s Mine Limited (BGML) took over the extraction of the gold over there. Taylor sons were appointed as the advisory persons to the KGF due to their knowledge regarding the same. KGF has given the most Gold supply to the country. In 2001 due to the functioning cost has increased and profit has decreased the mine has been closed. Currently the mine stays there closed with a liability around 7000 crores of Indian rupees.
The Real KGF Facts – Present Situation
Since 2001 when the KGF has shut down the workers over there became unemployed. The workers who had been employed over there for more than the past 40 years are suffering from different kinds of diseases mainly silicosis and lung cancer. Silicosis is caused by the deposits of silica dust in lungs and cancer is also caused by other means. Proper treatment or health care are not given to those workers. The health and sanitation over there are miserable. 2500 workers rely on 5 bathrooms. The environmental conditions are also worse. Waste deposits mainly of silica dust constitute a 40-50-meter-high hill over there in most of the parts. Most of the workers have to travel 100km to go to Bangalore city to find a job.
A mine which is exhausted of minerals should close in such a way that the National Mineral Policy requires the mine operators to close the mine scientifically and restore the natural and environmental condition over there and make them habitat or an industrial area. All the requirements and mandates have not been fulfilled in the case of real KGF.
The real KGF history and facts make us clear that the real history and facts are also interesting along with the film. The one man who conquered the KGF was Rocky Bhai in reels and British in real. The state of the workers was not different. The end of the KGF is also similar. Now it is just a wasteland bearing the history and memories of more than 200 years. Study the real KGF history and facts from the exam point of view and be in a position where you can bring considerable changes to the present real KGF. Keep studying, Keep winning.