A joint research group of Atomic Minerals Directorate and Osmania University found Uranium reserves in the Nallamala forest near Srisailam, Kurnool district.
The team, which explored about 45 sq km area around Srisailam, found the reserves near Chennakesavula Gutta and Padra villages. The mineral is of superior quality.
According to AMD-OU team Kadapa super basin has about five lakh tons of Uranium and Telangana has about a lakh ton of reserves.
The research team of published their findings in the latest issue of Chinese Journal of Geochemistry.
The reserves may contribute substantially to Uranium stocks of India. It may be recalled that Uranium Corporation of India (UCIL) has already set up Uranium mining facility near Tummalapalle village that falls in Kadapa super basin. Uranium is considered to be the future fuel of India.