GSI Report: Arunachal Has Highest 35% of India’s Graphite Deposits

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) in its report revealed that about 35 % of India’s total Graphite reserves are found in Arunachal Pradesh. This is the highest found in the country. GSI has been suggested to move the survey and drilling activities towards the India-China border considering that China is reportedly undertaking huge mining activities in Tibet.

Source- The Hindu

Static/Current Takeaways Important For SSC CGL Exam 2019:

  • Geological Survey of India (GSI) was founded in 1851 with primarily goal of finding coal deposits for the Railways.
  • It is an attached office to the Ministry of Mines and it is Headquartered in Kolkata.
  • Graphite is the most stable allotrope of Carbon, with standard entropy being zero.

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