Recently, Union Minister of Coal, Mines & Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi has unveiled the first ever report of the country on “Critical Minerals for India”, prepared by an expert team constituted by the Ministry of Mines.
About Critical Minerals for India, report
- Released on June 14, 2023.
- Released by Ministry of Mines
- Report prepared by An expert committee headed by Dr. Veena Kumari Dermal (Chairperson) and other Members
- Critical minerals are those minerals that are essential for economic development and national security.
- The Committee has identified a set of 30 minerals as critical minerals. These are as follows-
- Antimony, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cobalt, Copper, Gallium, Germanium, Graphite, Hafnium, Indium, Lithium, Molybdenum, Niobium, Nickel, PGE, Phosphorous, Potash, REE, Rhenium, Silicon, Strontium, Tantalum, Tellurium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Vanadium, Zirconium, Selenium and Cadmium.