Critical minerals: Resilient supply chains

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Distribution of Key Natural Resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent)   Source: IE  Context: A recent working paper evaluated the criticality levels of 43 select minerals for India.   Background: Critical minerals refer to mineral resources, both primary and processed, that are Economically important/demand-side factors (to …

Discovery of lithium deposits in J&K to cut dependence on imports

GS Paper 1  Syllabus: Geography   Source: TH, PIB Context: Geological Survey of India (GSI) has for the first time established Lithium inferred resources of about 6 million tonnes in the Salal-Haimana area of the Reasi District of Jammu & Kashmir (UT) 51 Mineral Blocks including Lithium and Gold were handed over to State Governments   …