No doubt now, that India’s future will be ‘electrifying’: Anand Mahindra on Lithium discovery in J&K
The Geological Survey of India found “inferred resources” of 5.9 million tonnes of lithium in Jammu and Kashmir. This news is raising hopes of India possibly developing its own source of a metal key for its clean energy goals. However, officials and experts said it is unclear of much can indeed be extracted. Also, according to experts and researchers, more research is needed.
The lithium ore deposits were found in the Salal-Haimana area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district. It had one of 51 mineral blocks identified across 11 states by GSI fieldwork carried out from 2018-19 to 2023.
Union mines secretary Vivek Bharadwaj while speaking at the 62nd Central Geological Programming Board meeting in New Delhi on Thursday, said “This is for the first time that Lithium reserves have been discovered in the country and that too in Jammu and Kashmir”.
Now in response to the post of Hindustan Times, Industrialist Anand Mahindra retweeted- “No doubt now, that India’s future will be ‘electrifying’