Ten Greatest Resources of India

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10 Greatest Resources of India

A resource is a source or supply from which benefit is produced. Typically resources are materials or other assets that are transformed to produce benefit and in the process may be consumed or made unavailable.  The 10 greatest resources of India are as follows..

Land :
Land Resources in India enclose approximately 1.3 million sq miles and is a cape, protruding into the Indian Ocean, in between the Bay of Bengal on the east and Arabian Sea on the west. Indian land resources are segmented into varied relief features, 43% of land area is plain region; Indian mountain region constitutes 30% of the area, where as plateaus account for 27 % of the total surface area on the nation.With the increasing demand of the growing population of the country the requirement of forest resources also increased. All these resulted in the continuing demolition of forests around the 1980s, taking a serious toll on the soil.

Mineral resources:
Mineral resources in India are adequately rich, widespread and are of huge varieties which provide the nation with a strong industrial base. The most important mineral resources which India possesses include Manganese Ore, Coal, Bauxite, Mica, Iron, Monazite

Solar Energy:
India is densely populated and has high solar insolation, an ideal combination for using solar power in India. In the solar energy sector, some large projects have been proposed, and a 35,000 km2 area of the Thar Desert has been set aside for solar power projects, sufficient to generate 700 GW to 2,100 GW. In July 2009, India unveiled a US$19 billion plan national solar mission plan to produce 20 GW of solar power by 2020.[1] Under the plan, the use of solar-powered equipment and applications would be made compulsory in all government buildings, as well as hospitals and hotels

Water:
Water is essential for human civilisation, living organisms, and naturalhabitat. It is used for drinking, cleaning,agriculture,...
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