critical minerals

Cabinet Approves Change In MMDR Norms To Specify Royalty For Lithium

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved amendment of Second Schedule of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (‘MMDR Act’). The amendment was meant for specifying rate of royalty for three critical and strategic minerals–Lithium, Niobium and Rare Earth Elements (REEs). Recently, the Mines and Minerals (Development and […]

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India Paves Way For Allowing Commercial Mining Of Lithium, Other Critical Minerals

The Union Cabinet is now reported to have approved amendments to the Mines and Minerals (Development) and Regulation) Act to pave the way to allow commercial mining of Lithium and other critical minerals in the country. This comes months after India discovered reserves of Lithium in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir and another […]

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Developing Countries Yet To Explore Critical Minerals: IRENA Report

A latest report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on critical minerals claims that several developing countries hosting critical mineral reserves are yet to explore them fully. The agency mentioned its latest findings on critical minerals in its report titled ‘Geopolitics of the Energy Transition’.  The report said that developing countries with higher reserves […]

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Chinese Firms Doubled Their Investments In Critical Minerals: IEA Report

A latest report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) claimed that companies in China doubled their investments in critical minerals in 2022. The report, released today, talked about the global landscape of demand and supply of critical minerals like Lithium, Cobalt and Nickel, among others. In its maiden report on the issue, titled “Critical Minerals Market […]

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CEEW Study Flags Concentration Of Clean Energy Manufacturing As Global Risk

Two studies conducted by the researchers at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) have batted for an interrupted and affordable supply of critical clean energy technologies across the globe. The report said this was needed for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for a risk-free energy transition towards renewable energy.  The Indian […]

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IESA, FBICRC To Cooperate For Battery Supply Chain In India

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Australia-based Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC). The pact will focus on critical minerals and supply chain for advanced battery manufacturing in India. The two entities will cater to supply chain development and integration and Australian and India […]

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