Q. 214.8( 4 Votes )

Explain any five factors that are responsible for the concentration of ‘iron and steel’ industries mainly in ‘Chhotanagpur Plateau Region’.

OR

Explain any five factors that are responsible for the location of the ‘jute mills’ mainly along the banks of the ‘Hugli River’.

Answer :

Iron and steel industries are concentrated in the Chottanagpur Plateau Region. The following are the factors that are responsible for it.


a. Iron ore is available in plenty and at low cost.


b. The abundance of high-grade raw material


c. This region has a good network of transport facilities.


d. Cheap labour is available in abundance.


e. The proximity of markets.


f. Availability of other resources like water.


Thus, the Chhotanagpur plateau region has become the centre of Iron and steel industries in India.


OR


The following are the factors that are responsible for the location of the jute mills along the banks of the Hugli River.


a. Nearness to the jute producing areas.


b. Availability of water.


c. The abundance of cheap and skilled labour.


d. Proximity to port


e. Water transport is cheap.


Many jute mills are located in West Bengal.


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