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Sacks of diamonds? Check. Tens of billions worth of buried treasure? Check. Secret vaults beneath temple floors? Check. An amazing story to rival the movies? You bet ... and it's absolutely real.
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What to do with it?

I like this suggestion:

"Many others in the state feel the enormous stash should be used to pay for poverty alleviation.
"The wealth should be used in public interest," said V.R. Krishna Iyer, a retired Supreme Court judge. "The treasure should be handed over to a national trust and spent for the welfare of the poor."

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It should be used to provide job training and college scholarships for Indians who are unable, otherwise, to avoid such things.  Good job training and/or a college education will do wonders to improve the state of poor Indians.  I just hope they don't do something stupid like enact some sort of welfare system, because all that will do is give the men fish, it won't teach them to fish.
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Perhaps some of that money can be used to build a new temple:

PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday unveiled a model of the world's largest Hindu temple with a towering height of 405 feet and a hall with a seating capacity of 20,000 people, to be built in the state.
The temple will be built at Janki Nagar near Kesaria in West Champaran district, about 125km from here. It will cost over Rs 500 crore [1 crore is 10,000,000].
The Virat Ramayan Mandir will be almost double the height of the world famous 12th century Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, which is 215 feet high, he said.
According to him, no temple in the world has such a huge seating capacity.

He said the temple was to be named "Virat Angkor Wat Ram Mandir" but later its name was changed following objections by people in Cambodia.
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