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Why is the Iron and Steel Industry Called a Basic Industry? - Geography

Why is the iron and steel industry called a basic industry?

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Iron and steel industry is called a basic industry because all other kinds of industries such as light, medium and heavy industries depend upon it for their machinery. Steel is required to manufacture several engineering goods, construction materials, defence goods, telephonic parts and a variety of other consumer goods.

Concept: Mineral Based Industry – Iron and Steel (Tisco, Bhilai, Rourkela,Vishakhapatnam)
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