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What are the factors that determine the location of Silk industries in India? Briefly explain the changes in the location of these industries from 19th century till the present times.

Topic:  Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent)

1. What are the factors that determine the location of Silk industries in India? Briefly explain the changes in the location of these industries from 19th century till the present times.(250 words)

Reference: Physical Geography by Savindra Singh

Why this question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I.

Key demand of the question:

Explain the factors that determine the location of Silk industries in India and as well trace the change in these locations from 19th century till the present times.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly first bring out the current locations of silk industries in the country.

Body:

Explain the factors that determine the location of silk industry.

Comment on the key factors – labor, raw material and market.

Use the map of India to highlight the factors and respective locations – Karnataka, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir etc.

Then move onto trace the changes in the location; discuss the factors such as technology, advancement in science etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance of the industry in the country.