Q. Consider the following statements regarding Inland waterways in India::
1.Carbon emission from inland waterways is more than the emission from roadways.
2.Inland waterways are a cheaper mode of transporting goods than other means of transport.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1: The statement is incorrect. Carbon emission from inland waterways is less than the emission from roadways.

Statement 2: Inland waterways are a cheaper mode of transporting goods than other means of transport. A World Bank study has found that water transportation is about 30 per cent cheaper than railways and 60 percent less expensive than roadways.

Source: Business Standard