Lithium reserves found in Rajasthan, India's dependency of china will reduce - Watch Video

Saumya JaiswarPublish Date: 09 May, 2023

Officials from the state government of Rajasthan announced that lithium reserves had been found near Degana. The deposits are thought to be higher than those recently discovered in Jammu & Kashmir, according to officials from the Geological Survey of India (GSI). According to officials, this region's lithium reserves can supply 80% of the nation's lithium needs. In Jammu & Kashmir, lithium reserves were discovered for the first time in February. The newly discovered area in the Reasi district of J&K was reported to have 5.9 million tonnes of lithium deposits by the Geological Survey of India.

What is the use of Lithium?

The world's lightest and sofest metal is lithium. In order to create electrical energy, the mineral converts the chemical energy it holds.  Non-ferrous metal lithium is one of the essential elements of EV batteries. India now imports numerous minerals, including lithium, nickel, and cobalt, and has recently sought to increase its supply of essential minerals, especially lithium, which will be essential for advancing its goals for electric vehicles.

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