In India, main threat of an acid rain disaster springs from heavy dependence on coal as a major energy source. Consider the following statements with this reference:

1. Indian Coal is very high in sulphur content

2. The coal usage per unit of electricity generation in India is comparatively higher

Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [B] Only 2

The first statement is not correct as Indian coal is relatively low in sulphur content. The second statement is correct and justifies the call for demand for modernization of coal plants.

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