Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 12th Board Exam
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Differentiate between: Weight-losing and Weight-gaining industries. - Geography

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Distinguish Between

Differentiate between:

Weight-losing and Weight-gaining industries.

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Solution

Weight-loosing

Weight-gaining

(i) Weight-losing industries are those industries in which raw material are relatively bulky but finished products are relatively light.

(i) Weight-gaining industries are those industries in which raw materials are relatively lighter than finished products.

(ii) Weight-losing industries are located near raw materials.

(ii) Weight-gaining industries are located near markets.

(iii) For example, sugar industries locate near sugarcane producing areas. 10 tons of sugarcane is required to produce 1 ton of sugar.

(iii) For example, cotton textile industries locate near the market because finished product cotton cloth is heavier than the raw material cotton.

Concept: Physical Factors Affecting Secondary Economic Activities
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Balbharati Geography 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 5 Secondary Economic Activities
Exercise | Q 5.1 | Page 54
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