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5.9 million tonnes lithium deposits found in Jammu & Kashmir

The findings were based on the work carried out by GSI from field seasons 2018-19 to till date.

Lithium deposits (Image used for representation)

The geological survey of India has found 5.9 million tonnes of lithium reserves for the first time in the country in Jammu and Kashmir.  Lithium is a non-ferrous metal and a key component in EV batteries. A report, including 35 Geological memorandums, was handed over to respective state governments during the 62nd Central Geological Programming Board (CGPB) meeting held on February 9, 2023

According to the Ministry of Mines, 51 mineral blocks of gold and commodities like potash, molybdenum and base metals were spread across 11 states of Jammu & Kashmir (UT), Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

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