27 Apr 2023

Massive Lithium Reserve Found In Degana, Rajasthan

Nagaur (Rajasthan): Lithium reserves have been found in Degana (Nagaur) of Rajasthan. Lithium has been dubbed the "new white gold" due to its increasing importance in the global economy and its potential to revolutionize various industries.

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) and mining officials claim that the capacity of lithium reserves found here is more than the 59 lakh tonnes of lithium reserves found in Jammu and Kashmir recently.

80 percent of India's total lithium requirement can be met 

It is claimed that there is so much lithium here that 80 percent of India's total requirement can be met from here. So far India is dependent on China for Lithium. Now it is believed that China's monopoly will end and like the Gulf countries, the fortunes of Rajasthan will also rise.

On, February 9, India found its massive lithium reserve in Jammu and Kashmir. A reserve totalling 59 lakh tonnes was discovered in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir by the GSI. Lithium is a key component in batteries, electric vehicles and other renewable energy solutions. But the reserve of this metal found in Degana is even more than the one found in J&K.

One of the most sought-after minerals globally

Lithium is a non-ferrous metal, which is used to make mobile-laptop, electric vehicle and other chargeable batteries. India is completely dependent on expensive foreign supplies for lithium. Now GSI has found large deposits of Lithium around Degana.

Australia, Chile, and China are the three biggest producers and exporters of lithium, which has the power to not only change the fate of those who control it but also the fate of the world. It is one of the most sought-after minerals globally and is often called ‘white gold’. Lithium has got the status of gold because of its usability and demand in the global energy market. 

Lithium is the softest and lightest metal in the world. Soft enough to be cut with a vegetable knife and light enough to float when put in water. It stores chemical energy and converts it into electrical energy.

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