Classify industries on the basis of source of raw material. How are they different from each other?
On the basis of raw materials, industries can be classified into agro-based industries and mineral-based industries. Agro-based industries are different from mineral-based industries in the following ways:
|Agro-based industries||Mineral-based industries|
|These industries use agricultural products|
as raw materials such as cotton and jute.
|These industries use minerals as raw|
materials such as bauxite and iron ore.
|The raw materials used by agro-based|
industries are generally perishable.
|The raw materials used by mineral-based|
industries are generally non-perishable