Consider the following:
1. Non-metallic Minerals
2. Metallic Minerals
3. Fuel Minerals
Which among the following presents the correct decreasing order of the value of the above minerals produced in India in 2012-13?

Answer: [B] 3, 2, 1

India produces as many as 86 minerals which include 4 fuel, 10 metallic, 46 non-metallic, 3 atomic minerals and 23 minor minerals (including building and other materials). The total value of mineral production (excluding atomic minerals) during 2012-13 has been estimated at Rs. 2,34,612 crore, which shows decrease of about 0.12 per cent over that of the previous year. During 2012-13, estimated value for fuel minerals account for Rs. 1,56,834.04 crore or 66.85 per cent, metallic minerals, Rs. 43,381.67 crore or 18.49 per cent of the total value and non-metallic minerals including minor minerals Rs. 34,396.95 crore or 14.66 per cent of the total value. [India Year Book 2015]

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