Q. Which of the following is/are weight losing raw material/materials?
1.Sugar cane
2.Iron ore
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: Industries using weight-losing raw materials are located in the regions where raw materials are located.

  • Why is the sugar mills in India located in sugarcane growing areas? Similarly, the locations of pulp industry, copper smelting and pig iron industries are located near their raw materials.
  • In iron and steel industries, iron ore and coal both are weight-losing raw materials.
  • Therefore, an optimum location for iron and steel industries should be near raw material sources.

Source: NCERT – India People & Economy