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May 15, 2019
2:40PM

Arunachal has 35 pc of India's graphite deposits, says GSI

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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 yesterday. 

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. 

During the meeting, 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. He said China was reportedly undertaking huge mining activities across the border in Tibet. He said the development of road towards the international border should be a boon for exploration of the mineral.
 

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