India on Thursday said lithium reserves have been found in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Lithium is a non-ferrous metal and is one of the key components in EV batteries. “For the first time, lithium reserves have been discovered and that too in Jammu and Kashmir,” Indian Mines Secretary Vivek Bharadwaj said.
Upon exploration by the Geological Survey of India (GSI), lithium reserves have been found in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Programming board meeting in New Delhi, Bharadwaj also said that whether it is a mobile phone or a solar panel, critical minerals are required everywhere.
Hurriyat leaders and organizations in their statements in Srinagar called upon the United Nations to stop India from robbing the resources of the international-acknowledged disputed Jammu and Kashmir by India.—INP