Recently, a large amount of Lithium reserves were found in the Jammu & Kashmir state of India. The Indian government has announced that bidding will be done for the newly discovered Lithium reserves.
About 5.9 million tonnes of Lithium reserves were found in Jammu & Kashmir’s Reasi district recently. India has become the seventh-largest Lithium reserve country in the world.
Lithium Reserves in India
Lithium is a non-ferrous metal. It is a soft, silvery-white, and lustrous alkali metal. This metal is used in battery manufacturing for different electronic products like mobiles, laptops, and pacemakers.
Lithium and its uses
The Indian Minister of Coal, lithium had been discovered in India’s northern federal territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The exploitation of lithium will depend upon a successful auction of the mineral block.
Mr. Pralhad Joshi
The central government aims to finalize the bid for 5.9 million tonnes of lithium reserves in Jammu & Kashmir's Reasi district by December.
Lithium was called ‘white gold’ because of its use in many appliances. The amount of Lithium reserves found in India has the potential to become a game-changer for the Indian economy.