Q. The location of industries is influenced by which of the following factors?
1.Access to raw materials
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Explanation: Location of industries is influenced by several factors like access to raw materials, power, market, capital, transport and labour, etc.

  • Relative significance of these factors varies with time and place. There is strong relationship between raw material and type of industry.
  • It is economical to locate the manufacturing industries at a place where cost of production and delivery cost of manufactured goods to consumers are the least.
  • Transport costs, to a great extent, depend on the nature of raw materials and manufactured products.

Source: NCERT – India People & Economy