Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 12th Board Exam
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Give geographical reasons: Iron and steel industries are found in mineral rich area of Dhanbad. - Geography

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Give geographical reasons:

Iron and steel industries are found in mineral rich area of Dhanbad.

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Solution

Important raw materials used in iron and steel industry are iron-ore, limestone, dolomite, manganese and coal. All these raw materials are heavy, bulky and weight-losing. The cost of transportation of these materials are very high. Dhanbad and its surrounding areas are the major iron-ore and coal producing areas. Since this industry is using weight-losing raw materials which are available around Dhanbad, iron and steel industry is found at Dhanbad.

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 3.2 | Page 54
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