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Tripartite agreement signed for harnessing Potash in Rajasthan

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    23rd Jan, 2021


A tripartite agreement was signed between Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL), Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Limited (RSMML) and the Department of Mines & Geology (DMG), Govt. of Rajasthan for taking up feasibility studies of Solution Mining of Potash in the state of Rajasthan.

Significane of the MoU

  • Harnessing the potential: It will pave the way to undertake feasibility studies for harnessing sub-surface salt deposits through solution mining,
  • Utilization of resources: It will utilise Rajasthan’s rich mineral reserves
  • Economically viable: It will boost its economy.
  • Hub of solution mining: It will help in establishing it as a hub of solution mining of potash, the 1st in the country.
  • Self-dependency: This project will generate employment as well as support the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan by way of generating import substitution.

Potential sites of Potash in Rajasthan

  • Rajasthan has huge Potash and Halite resources spread.
  • It is found across the Nagaur – Ganganagar basin in the northwest.
  • Most of the potash deposits in Rajasthan are identified in Nagore-Ganganagar basin of Rajasthan covering parts of Sriganganagar, Hanumangarh and Bikaner districts.
  • Storage potenial: Bedded Salt formations in Rajasthan are strategically useful for underground oil storage, repositories for hydrogen, ammonia and helium gas, storage of compresses gas and nuclear waste.
  • Industrial usage: Potash & Sodium Chloride from the Bedded Salt are extensively used in the Fertiliser Industry and the Chemical Industry respectively.

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