News of the discovery of 5.9 million tonnes inferred resources of lithium by Geological Survey of India in the Salal-Haimana area of Reasi district, Jammu & Kashmir has been received as a game-changer in India’s impending transition to a green economy. With this discovery, India now has the third largest resource of lithium globally, but it will take time to convert it to reserves.
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