Q. 6

Why is the iron and steel industry located near iron and coal deposits?

Answer :

Iron and steel industry is the basic industry since all the other industries depend on it for their machinery. Iron and Steel industries are located near to iron and coal deposits because:

i. The low cost of iron ore


ii. The proximity to high-grade raw materials


iii. Availability of cheap labour


iv. Potential for vast growth in the home market


Example: Chotanagpur region


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