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Read the data in the table given below and answer the questions that follow:

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5.1 Compare the 2015-2016 and 2019-2020 data and give any one reason for the reduction of production of steel in 2019-2020.

Answer

High costs and limited availability of coking coal is a major reason for decline in the production of steel. 

Other reasons:

  • Lower productivity of labour.
  • Irregular supply of energy.
  • Poor infrastructure.

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5.2 Why is production and consumption of steel considered as an index of a country’s development?

Answer

Steel is a fundamental component of most heavy industries , and its production and consumption reflect a country's level of industrialisation .  Higher the industrialisation, higher is said to be the development of a country.

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