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Which is the correct sequence of following manganese producing States of India in terms of high to low production status in the year 2013 - 14? 
1. Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan
2. Rajasthan, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh
3. Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh
4. Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan

The correct answer is Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan.

  • India has the second-largest manganese ore reserves in the world after Zimbabwe.
  • The total in situ reserves of manganese ore are 406 million tonnes out of which 104 million tonnes are proved, 135 million tonnes are probable and 167 million tonnes are in possible categories.
  • The main reserves are found in Karnataka, followed by Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Maharashtra and Goa.
  • Minor occurrences of manganese ore in Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
  • Maharashtra is the largest producer of manganese in India.
  • Goa is the lowest producer of manganese in India. 

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