There are 12 minerals which take a major part in making ‘ Make in India ’ program a success and also helps in the development of Indian Economic system analyzed in a research by a leading policy research body; the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW). The 12 minerals such as- germanium, beryllium, rhenium, rare earth (heavy and light), tantalum, etc. used in various industries as well as used in some modern applications like medical imaging, aerospace, defense, nuclear energy, cameras, automobiles, laptops, entertainment systems, and smartphones.
In promoting the domestic production capacity for supporting the low-carbon plans of the government, all these 12 minerals also play a vital role. Some of these plans are- national domestic efficient lighting program, 100GW (Gigawatt) solar target, and quicker implementation and manufacturing of electric and vehicles.
The CEEW study also comes Following to the National Mineral Exploration Policy, 2016 (NMEP), which was disclosed earlier in July. The study concentrates on the precedence of the specific quest of these vital minerals which are widely used in both industry and national security.
Including allocation of mines via fair and transparent auctions, mines allocation, We have introduced numerous key reforms for 50 years rather than 30 years and setting up the National Mineral Exploration Trust and the District Mineral Foundations across the country. The report of CEEW’s will be helpful creating policies which deal with issues like high-tech manufacturing and national security” quoted Balvinder Kumar, Secretary of Ministry of Mines.