Electricity is one of the greatest inventions of all times. It is mostly generated by using coal, natural gas and petroleum, which are exhaustible resources. Can you imagine the human society without electricity? This may happen in future, when all energy resources will be exhausted. Explain the values that can change this possible dark scenario.
Values that can change the possible dark scenario of electricity –
(i) Sustainable development of energy resources .
(ii)Maximum use of renewable energy sources such as Solar, Wind, hydro geothermal and biomass.
(iii)Optimum use of energy resources and minimum wastage.
On the given political outline map of India, locate and label the following with appropriate symbols :
(22.1) The State having the largest area
(22.2) The leading tea producing State
(22.3) An oil refinery in Karnataka
(22.4) An integrated Iron and Steel Plant in Odisha
(22.5) The international airport in Punjab
Note : The following questions are for the Visually Impaired Candidates only, in lieu of Q. No. 22 :
(22.1) Name the State of India having the largest area.
(22.2) Which is the largest tea producing State of India ?
(22.3) Name the place where an oil refinery is located in Karnataka.
(22.4) Name the place where an integrated iron and steel plant is located in Odisha.
(22.5) In which city of Punjab is an international airport located ?
(22.3) Mangalore / Mangaluru
On the given political outline map of India, locate and label the following with appropriate symbols:
(i) The state having the highest density of population (2001)
(ii) The leading groundnut producer state
(iii) An oil refinery in Uttar Pradesh
(iv) A software technology park in Rajasthan
(v) A major coal mine in Tamil Nadu
Explain any three main characteristics of mineral resources of India.
Characteristics of mineral resources of lndia:
(i) These are unevenly distributed over space.
(ii) There is inverse relationship in quality and quantity of minerals i.e. good quality minerals are less in quantity as compared to low quality minerals.
(iii) The third main characteristic is that all minerals are exhaustible over time. These take long to develop geologically and they cannot be replenished immediately at the time of need.