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Heavy Industries and Light Industries. - Geography

Distinguish Between

Heavy Industries and Light Industries.

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Solution

Heavy Industries Light Industries
1. Require heavy machinery with raw material in large quantities. Light raw materials are required.
2. Engage many skilled workers. Women and children are generally not employed. Engage few workers. Women and children are also employed.
3. Huge capital is required. Less capital is required.
4. Finished products are heavy in weight, e.g., iron and steel, cotton textiles, fertilizers, locomotives and automobiles. Finished products are light in weight, e.g., drugs, pharmaceuticals, electrical appliances.
Concept: Agro Based Industry - Sugar, Textile (Cotton and Silk)
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ICSE ICSE Class 10 Geography
Chapter 9 Industries in India: Agro Based Industries
Differentiate | Q 2
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