Industrials, Sector Focus

India’s lithium find leaves Kashmir in a bind

Mining lithium in Bolivia
Mining lithium in Bolivia: if the reserves in Kashmir can be accessed, it could place India as the world’s fifth-largest lithium reserve (Photo: Gaston Brito Miserocchi/Getty Images)

The discovery of one of the world’s largest reserves of lithium in the Kashmir region has highlighted domestic issues with the local population as well as difficulties in mining the raw reserves. At a time when consumers across the globe find themselves switching from petrol to electric cars, India’s discovery ...

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