India Returns to Rare Earths Production
Source: Mineweb, Shivom Seth (8/31/11)
"After a 7-year hiatus, India has decided to expand its REE output of by stepping up indigenous production."
After a 7-year hiatus, India has decided to expand its output of rare earth minerals by stepping up indigenous production of the critical metals.
India has already allotted over $32M to set up a 5,000 Mt. capacity plant in Orissa, and is planning to step up indigenous production of rare earth minerals even further. Given the concerns over China's flexing of its muscle on the international stage by restricting rare earth exports, Indian mine ministry officials told a newswire agency that a strategy paper was in the works by a government panel to give impetus to exploration and discovery of rare earth elements. . .View full article