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Social Science: Minerals and Energy Resources - Distribution of Minerals and Energy Resources

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Why has the ‘Chhotanagpur Plateau Region’ the maximum concentration of iron and steel industries? Analyse the reasons.

Why has 'Chotanagpur Region' maximum concentration of iron and steel industries? Explain any three reasons

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Solution 1

Chotanagpur region has the maximum concentration of iron and steel industries because of the following reasons :

Since it is rich in mineral deposits and known as " the storehouse of minerals ", therefore, (a)low cost iron ore is available (b) raw material for industries is available in close proximity.

Well-developed rail and road transport system.

Also cheap hydel and thermal power is available.

Cheap labour and wide market is also available here.

Solution 2

Chhotanagpur Plateau region has the highest concentration of iron and steel industries due to the following reasons:
i. This region has vast reserves of coal and iron ore. Also, iron ore is cheaply available in the region, thus providing the raw material for iron and steel industries.
ii. Cheap labour is available to the industries from the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh.
iii. The region has immense potential for growth in the local markets like Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi etc.

Concept: Distribution of Minerals and Energy Resources
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