With reference to the Lignite coal, consider the following statements:
1. Lignite has higher moisture content in comparison to Bituminous coal
2. Lignite is softer in comparison to Bituminous coal
3. In India, Lignite is found in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat as well as Rajasthan
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Lignite is the softest coal, has the highest moisture content and is used for generating electricity in certain parts of the country and for conversion into synthetic gas. India ranks third in the world after China and USA in the realm of coal production. Brown coal or lignite occurs in coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and inland basin of Rajasthan.

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