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  • question_answer Which iron and steel plant in India does not depend on coal as the main source of energy?

    A) Tata Iroh and Steel, Jamshedpur

    B) Indian Iron and Steel Co, Bumpur

    C) Visweswaraya Iron and Steel Co, Bhadravati

    D) Salem Steel plant

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Visweswaraya Iron and Steel Co. at Bhadravati in Shimoga district of Karnataka is located far away from any major coal producing area of India and does not depend on coal as the main source of energy. At the time of the setting up of the plant in 1923 the charcoal obtained from the forest-wood was used for smelting because coal was not available. Now it uses hydroelectric power obtained from Sharavati power project.

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