Unexpected Lithium Reserves Amounting To 5.9 million Tonnes Were Found in India!
In order to locate coal resources for the Railways, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) was founded in 1851.
The Ministry of Mines of Jammu and Kashmir discovered lithium in the Salal-Haimana region of the Reasi district.
Lithium is one of the essential elements of EV batteries is the non-ferrous metal lithium.
In addition, it mentioned that state governments received 51 mineral blocks, including gold and lithium.
The ministry continued, "Of these 51 mineral blocks, 5 blocks pertain to gold and other blocks pertain to commodities like potash, molybdenum, base metals, et cetera.
51 mineral blocks are spread across 11 states, including Jammu and Kashmir (UT), Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana.
The Ministry of Coal was also given access to 17 reserves of coal and lignite, totalling 7897 million tonnes.