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With reference to coal-based thermal power plants in India, consider the following statements

With reference to coal-based thermal power plants in India, consider the following statements :

1. None of them uses seawater.

2. None of them is set up in water-stressed district.

3. None of them is privately owned.

How many of the above statements are correct?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) All three

(d) None

Answer: D

The correct answer is (d). None of the statements are correct.

Statement 1 is incorrect. Some coal-based thermal power plants in India do use seawater. For example, the Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project in Gujarat uses seawater for cooling.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Some coal-based thermal power plants in India are set up in water-stressed districts. For example, the Talcher Super Thermal Power Station in Odisha is located in a water-stressed district.

Statement 3 is incorrect. Some coal-based thermal power plants in India are privately owned. For example, the Adani Power Mundra Power Plant in Gujarat is privately owned.


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