Consider the following statements about Gondwana coal:

  1. The coal obtained from the Gondwana formations is mainly bituminous coal
  2. Most of the Gondwana coal fields are located in south-west India

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

First statement is correct. Second statement is incorrect because most of Gondwana coal fields are located in central India and eastern India. The states in which Gondwana coal fields are found include Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Assam, with the quantity of reserves in the same order.

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