Q. Consider the following statements:
1.India has the largest reserve of iron ore in Asia.
2.Two main types of ore found in India are haematite and magnetite.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: India is endowed with fairly abundant resources of iron ore. It has the largest reserve of iron ore in Asia.

  • The two main types of ore found in our country are haematite and magnetite.
  • It has great demand in international market due to its superior quality.
  • The iron ore mines occur in close proximity to the coal fields in the north-eastern plateau region of the country which adds to their advantage.

Source: NCERT – India & People Economy