Why are most of thermal power plants located near coal mines?
It's necessary to transport coal to power plant immediately else the coal will disintegrate.
It's more economical to transmit electricity than to transport coal.
Coal gets wet when it comes in contact with air and is rendered useless.
All of the above.
As transmission of electricity is more efficient than transporting coal or petroleum. Hence, thermal power plants are set up near the coal fields.
Which power plant use coal to generate electricity?