SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    In which one of the following states area Namchik - Namrup coal field located?

    A)  Arunachal Pradesh

    B)  Meghalaya

    C)  Manipur           

    D)  Mizoram

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] The Namchik - Namphuk coalfield was allocated to the Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Ltd (APMDTCL) on October 28, 2003 by the coal ministry. The total area of the coal block is 133.65 hectares and the mining lease is held by the corporation for a period of 20 years. Out of the total area allocated, the operation of open-cast mining was undertaken only on 39.02 hectares between April 2007 and February 2012. As per "official" records, the total extraction of coal during the period was at 10, 00,000 metric tonnes till the mining operation was suspended.

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