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Study figure 8.2 and answer the following questions.

Name the industry at Jamshedpur?

Which raw material is required for this industry?

From which areas is this raw material obtained?

Why is coal used in this industry?

State with reasons if it would be feasible to set up an iron and steel industry in your district?

Answer :

Jamshedpur houses some of the most important iron and steel industries of India.


Iron ore (mostly haematite and magnetite) is required for this industry.


This raw material is obtained from the areas in and around Jamshedpur.


Coal is used in order to power the thermal power plants, which produce electricity for the process.


No, it will not be feasible to set up an iron and steel industry in my district.


This is because it lacks the required amount f resources to set up the industry. Hence, even if the industry is set up, it will lead to more losses than profits.


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