This set of Energy Management Questions & Answers for Exams focuses on “Mineral Resources of India”.
1. Which Indian state is the largest producer of gold?
Explanation: Karnataka is the largest producer of gold in India. The Kolar Gold Fields which is located in Kolar which was one of the largest producers of gold in India was shut down. Presently there are two main gold mines located in Karnataka they are Hutti and Raichur gold mineswhich produce almost 84% of India’s gold.
2. For the policy level guidelines for mineral sector, which policy is formed?
a) National Resources Policy
b) National Mineral Policy
c) National Regulation Policy
d) National Legislation Policy
Explanation: National Mineral Policy was started in 1993. The main aim of this policy is liberalization of the mining sector and to encouraging the flow of investment especially in the private investment and mining. In the 2008 reform it address in the areas of mining sector.
3. According to 2012 survey India is the largest producer of _____________
a) Iron ore
c) Sheet mica
d) Manganese ore
Explanation: The largest producer of sheet mica is India. India is the third largest producer of iron ore. India is the fifth largest producer of bauxite in the world. India is the seventh largest producer of manganese ore in the world.
4. India is the largest producer and exporter of mica in the world.
Explanation: India is the largest producer and exporter of mica. India accounts almost 60% of the net mica production in the whole world. India export mica to many countries like Japan, United States of America, United Kingdom and many more countries.
5. Which state in India is the largest producer of diamond ores?
b) West Bengal
d) Madhya Pradesh
Explanation: Madhya Pradesh is the only state in India which produce diamond. The unit used to measure diamond is Carats. Diamond is classified under non-metallic mineral. The largest project of diamond in India is Bunder project which is located in Madhya Pradesh.
6. The copper production in India to that of world’s production is about_________%
Explanation: Copper production in India is just about 0.2% in the world. But still in the production rate it is still within the top 20 countries in the world. Copper mining production is about 0.2% but refined copper production is 4% of word’s production.
7. The state which is having largest deposit of thorium in India is_________
a) Tamil Nadu
d) Andhra Pradesh
Explanation: In India thorium is located in a contiguous belt of eastern coastal states. Andhra Pradesh accounts 31% of total thorium occurrence, whereas Tamil Nadu has 21%, Kerala has 16%, and Jharkhand has 2% of total thorium occurrence in India.
8. Which state is largest producer of chromite ore in India?
c) Tamil Nadu
Explanation: India accounts 18% of the world’s chromite resources. In India largest resources of chromite is found in the Orissa state. Orissa has above 95% of the total chromite ore resource found in India. Karnataka is the second largest producer of chromite in India.
9. The term ‘Rat hole mining’ is used in which mining?
Explanation: Rat hole mining is used in coal mining because of the sizes of holes. This type of mining is carried out in the state Meghalaya. In this type mining is done by digging small holes into the ground like holes dug by rats. This type of mining is generally done illegal.
10. The position of India in terms of production of Aluminium is________
Explanation: India stands 4th position in the aluminium production in the world. China stands 1st position in the aluminium production in the world. Russia in 2nd place. Canada stands in 3rd place. The aluminium production in India is around 2750 tonnes.
11. Steel is a mineral.
Explanation: No, Steel is not a mineral. Minerals are the natural occurring substances which is usually solid or inorganic which is obtained from mining. But steel is an alloy of iron and other elements and steel don’t exist in natural rock.
12. Kudremukh hills which is known for iron ore deposit is situated in ____________
d) Tamil Nadu
Explanation: Kudremukh which is known as an iron ore mining town is located in Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka state. The government runs a iron ore company known as Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd(KIOCL).
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