Q. Consider the following statements:
1. Coal accounts for 55 per cent of the country’s energy needs.
2. There is a continuous increase in the production of coal from 2016 to 2020.
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:

Coal is the one of the most important and abundant fossil fuels in India. It accounts for 55 per cent of the country’s energy needs.  

Coal is not only the primary source of energy in the country but is also used as an intermediary by many industries such as steel, sponge iron, cement, paper, brick-kilns, etc.

 

Coal production

 

Source: Economic Survey 

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