R&D team to work out on possible usage of manganese in EV batteries

The issue of “Development of manganese ore industry in India” has also been taken up in the meeting. 

R&D team to work out on possible usage of manganese in EV batteries
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New Delhi: The every possible way to reach out from Petrol basis vehicle to Electric Vehicles, the steel ministry is keeping eye on the process of making India reach that target as soon as possible. 

In a recent organized meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Steel, the suggestion has come up that a Research & Development team to be constituted to work out the possibility of usage of manganese in E-vehicles batteries.
 
However, the issue of “Development of manganese ore industry in India” has also been taken up in the meeting. 

The presented CPSEs were also directed to take up the issue of manganese ore exploration with state Governments and to explore possibilities of new manganese bearing areas in India to boost the domestic production of manganese ore as per National Steel Policy,2017.