Consider the following statements with respect to energy basket of India:

  1. Wind energy has largest share in the renewable energy basket of India currently
  2. Coal accounts for more than half of total power generated in India currently

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [B] Only 2

Only second statement is correct. Coal currently accounts for 54 percent of installed generation capacity and some 69 percent in actual production. The below chart shows the decreasing order of share of various methods of electricity generation in total installed Capacity.

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