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25 AUGUST, 2017 (MAINS)



Q1. With respect to the mineral concentration of India, we can say that the distribution of minerals in India is uneven and the mineral density varies from region to region. Examine. (200 words)


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  • Osho Korde

    India is rich in mineral deposits. A wide variety of them are found many parts of India.

    • India has deposits of high grade iron ore.
    • States where iron ore is found: Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

    • Bauxite is found in many states.
    • States where bauxite is found: Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

    • India is the largest producer and exporter of mica in the world.
    • States where mica is found: Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan. Copper Copper is mainly found in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

    • Manganese deposits are found in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
    • Limestone States where limestone is found Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

    • Kolar in Karnataka has deposits of gold in India.
    • These mines are among the deepest in the world.

    • Salt is a dietary mineral essential for animal life.
    • It is composed primarily of sodium chloride. Salt for human consumption is produced in different forms.
    • They are unrefined salt or sea salt, refined salt or table salt), and iodized salt.
    • Salt is a crystalline solid, white, pale pink or light grey in color. Salt is obtained by evaporation of sea water, usually in shallow basins warmed by sunlight.