India discovers first lithium reserves in Jammu and Kashmir
Lithium reserves have reportedly been discovered for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir.
Non-ferrous metal lithium is one of the essential elements of EV batteries.
Mines Secretary Vivek Bharadwaj said,
"for the first time, lithium reserves have been discovered and that too in Jammu and Kashmir."
Lithium reserves have been discovered during exploration by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district.
India now imports most of its minerals, including lithium, nickel, and cobalt.