Q. With reference to coal reserves in India, consider the following statements:
1.Globally, India is the second largest producer of coal.
2.USA is the biggest consumer of coal in the world.
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: A
  • Statement 1 is correct: India is the 2ndlargest producer and consumer of coal. It has 4th largest coal reserves globally.
  • Statement 2 is incorrect:China, not US, is the biggest consumer of the coal in the world.

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