Economic Geography of India

OAS Prelims Complete Study Material Series Book-6: Physical Geography of India Contents Land Resources and Agriculture Mineral and Energy Resources Manufacturing Industries Transport, Communication and International Trade Disclaimer This study material is specially designed for various courses of OAS Prelims offered by OBJECTIVE IAS. The main objective of this book is to acquainted fresher students …

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Transport, communication and International Trade in India

All the production is meant for consumption. From the fields and factory, the produce is brought to the place from where consumers purchase it. It is the transportation of these items from the site of their production to the market which make them available to the consumer.  The use of transport and communication depends upon …

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Manufacturing Industries in India

In modern times industries have become a very important part of an economy. They provide employment to a large labour force and contribute significantly in the total national wealth/income. 9.1. Types of Industries On the basis of size, capital investment and labour force employed, industries are classified as large, medium, small scale, and cottage industries.  …

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Mineral and Energy Resources of India

India is endowed with a rich variety of mineral resources due to its varied geological structure. Bulk of the valuable minerals are products of pre-Paleozoic age and are mainly associated with metamorphic and igneous rocks of the peninsular India. The vast alluvial plain tract of north India is devoid of minerals of economic use. The …

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Land Resource and Agriculture in India

7.1. Land Use Categories in India Land-use records are maintained by the land revenue department. The land use categories add up to the reporting area, which is somewhat different from the geographical area.  The Survey of India is responsible for measuring the geographical area of administrative units in India.  The difference between the two concepts …

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