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They are a set of seventeen metallic elements. These include the fifteen lanthanides on the periodic table in addition to scandium and yttrium They are called 'rare earth' because earlier it was difficult to extract them from their oxides forms technologically. India has 6% of the world’s rare earth
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  • They are a set of seventeen metallic elements.
  • These include the fifteen lanthanides on the periodic table in addition to scandium and yttrium
  • They are called 'rare earth' because earlier it was difficult to extract them from their oxides forms technologically.
  • India has 6% of the world’s rare earth reserves, it only produces 1% of global output, and meets most of its requirements of such minerals from China.
  • In 2018-19, for instance, 92% of rare earth metal imports by value and 97% by quantity were sourced from China.

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