Lithium, a metallic element often neglected except for some academic studies, has suddenly catapulted itself as a much sought after, precious metal due to the rapid increase in demand for electric vehicles. Often called “white Gold,” lithium has emerged as a priority metal due to its application in batteries in electric vehicles, which are expected to replace vehicles based on fossil fuels.

  Months after India’s first lithium reserves were discovered in Jammu and Kashmir, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) has found another reserve of the crucial mineral in Degana in Rajasthan’s Nagaur district. (5.9 million tonnes). It is believed that these reserves are much bigger in quantity than the one found in the Union Territory and can meet 80 per cent of the total country’s demand.

  Let us know more about this element. With the symbol “Li”, it is considered to have originated along with hydrogen and helium....

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