India has found the Lithium reserve found in Reasi, Jammu, and Kashmir which is really great news for India. As per the Ministry of Mines said, the discovery was made by the Geological Survey of India (GSI).
Nearly 5.9 million tonnes in Salal – Haimana area of the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. This is the first significant mineral discovery in India. Previously only a small reserve was found in Mandya, Karnataka. Lithium is a major boost for India’s self-sufficiency in electric vehicle batteries, Mobile, laptops, etc.
Lithium is the Key Component of recharge Electrical batteries
Experts say that Lithium is significant for recharging electric vehicles, Cars, etc., and said that increase in electrical vehicles in the country. Globally Lithium reserves concentrated in South America, Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile have 50%. Whereas the interesting part for India is that China controls 75% of Lithium refining.
Let’s know more about Lithium: It is the lightest metal present in the earth’s crust around the world but at concentrations of just a few percent (0.007%) and it’s very rarely extracted from either brine or mined rocks. These are mostly consumed by battery makers as Hydroxide or Carbonate Lithium. (Even used of clocks and electrical toys)
Discovered in 1817 and demand for lithium increased it’s called “White Gold” and each EV required 33 KG amount of lithium. Over 56% of usage in batteries nowadays and by 2030 the amount of lithium will be increased to 400% as between 2008-2018 it produced 335% of its production.
If we look for Geological facts of where Lithium can harm Ecologically, It uses gallons of water and pollutes water resources, Increases carbon dioxide emissions, Depletes fertile Land, Causes respiratory problems, and Produces mining wastes largely. India has got the greatest news for this year and it should be handled by the Indian Government in the right way.