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1) Even after local coal-iron resources are depleted, the steel and heavy engineering industries do not frequently shift their location, why? Analyse.(250 words)

Topic: Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world.

1) Even after local coal-iron resources are depleted, the steel and heavy engineering industries do not frequently shift their location, why? Analyse.(250 words)

Class 8 NCERT – Resources and development geography

Why this question:

The question is based on the location factor of the raw material and its significance in deciding the location of the Steel and Heavy industry per say.

Key demand of the question:

Explain the :  Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world in general and highlight the specific effect of location of raw material as a deciding factor on location of secondary industry and in what way recently there has been changes witnessed in the interlinkages between them.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief highlight the locations of coal-iron resources in India.

Body:

Explain first why the steel and iron industries were initially located in and around the raw material regions and now there has been a shift from such a trend.

Discuss the causative factors of such a trend; transport factor, use of heavy machines to transport etc.

Explain that the capital, market and transport are the other factors influencing the localization of iron and steel industry.

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance of development in general that has led to such a trend.