(The Gist of PIB) Graphite mining in Arunachal Pradesh [MAY-2019]

(The Gist of PIB) Graphite mining in Arunachal Pradesh [MAY-2019]

Graphite mining in Arunachal Pradesh

  • The Geological Survey of India, GSI, has revealed that 35 per cent the country’s Graphite deposits of the country is found in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The GSI presented the data during its annual interactive meeting with the Department of Geology and Mining and Government of Arunachal Pradesh in Itanagar.
  • An official release said that India is now importing this mineral
  • from other countries. It said the State could be the leading producer of graphite in the country in future.
  • Secretary, Department of Geology and Mining, Bidol Tayeng emphasized that the survey and drilling activities of the GSI should be moved towards the lndo-China international Border.
  • China was reportedly undertaking huge mining activities across the border in Tibet.
  • The development of road towards the international border should be a boon for exploration of the mineral.

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