Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 12th Board Exam
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Answer the following: Explain the factors affecting location of sugar industries. - Geography

Answer in Brief

Answer the following:

Explain the factors affecting location of sugar industries.

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Solution

The following are the factors affecting the location of sugar industries.

  1. Sugar industry is and agro-based industry.
  2. Sugarcane is the raw material in sugar industry.
  3. Sugarcane is perishable and weight-losing raw material.
  4. It is also heavy and bulky raw material.
  5. Taking into consideration all above characteristics of raw material used in sugar industry, it is always located in the areas of sugarcane production.
  6. In Maharashtra, Satara, Kolhapur, Ahmednagar, Sangli etc., are the sugarcane producing districts and the same districts have concentration of sugar industry.
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Balbharati Geography 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 5 Secondary Economic Activities
Exercise | Q 6.2 | Page 54
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