Chapter 1 : Resources - Ncert Solutions for Class 8 Geography CBSE

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Chapter 1 - Resources Excercise 6

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(i) The resources are distributed unequally over earth because the distribution depends on a variety of physical factors such as like terrain, climate and altitude. Also, all these factors are not same everywhere and vary from place to place on the earth. Moreover, the level of development and technological levels determine the distribution.

(ii) Resource conservation means using resources carefully and giving them time to get renewed. This needs to be done because the resources are limited and exhaustible.

(iii) Human resources are important because they can make the best uses of nature to create more resources. Also, the development of other resources solely depend upon human resources as they do so by applying knowledge, skill and technology.

(iv) Balancing the need to use resources and also conserve them for the future is called sustainable development. In simpler words, it means carefully utilization of resources so that not only it meets the present requirements but also takes care of the need of future generations. 

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Potential Resources Actual Resources
These are resources whose entire quantity is not known. These are actual resource whose quantity is known.
They are not being used at present because of non- availability of services. But there is a possibility of them being used in the future. They are being used at present with the existing technology.
Example: The uranium found in Ladakh. Example: The dark soils of the Deccan plateau in Maharashtra and the petroleum in the West Asia.



Ubiquitous resources Localised resources
These are resources that can be found everywhere. These are resources which is found only in certain places
Example: The air we breathe, the land we live on, the water we drink. Example: Copper and Iron Ores.

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