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Which of the following countries is the world's largest producer of coal ?
1. Russia
2. China
3. India
4. USA

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : China

The correct answer is China.

  • China is the world's largest producer of coal.
  • Coal is a solid organic material that is used as a fuel.

  • Coal is very important as it is a major source of energy.
  • About 35% to 40% of the total energy is produced from coal.
  • Four types of coal are available in the market known as Anthracite, Bituminous, Lignite, and Peat.
  • China is followed by India, the US, Australia, and Indonesia as the major coal-producing countries.
  • The process of coal mining and energy production from coal is very directly harmful to the environment.
  • Coal is a major factor behind acid rain.
  • The most damaging result of the use of coal has been seen in the form of global warming. 

  • India is second on the list of the world's largest coal-producing countries, producing around 783 million tonnes in 2019,  just under 10% of the global share. 

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