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Uranium Deposit In Rajasthan

Uranium Deposit In Rajasthan:

Huge reserves of uranium was found at Rohil (Khandela Tehsil) in Sikar district, which is over 120 km from the state capital Jaipur.

  • After Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan is the third state where uranium which is considered one of the rare minerals in the world — has been found.
  • The largest producers of uranium in the world are Kazakhstan, Canada and Australia
  • India imports uranium mostly from Kazakhstan and Canada
  • The Rajasthan government has forayed into the field of uranium mining by issuing a letter of intent (LoI) to the Uranium Corporation of India.
  • Uranium is mainly used for generating electricity and also for nuclear energy, medicines, defence equipment and photography
  • Uranium is a silvery-white metallic chemical element. Uranium-235 (its isotope) is the only naturally occurring isotope, capable of sustaining nuclear fission.