Natural Resources and Industries in Indian Geography Set - 1 Multiple Choice Questions

Natural Resources and Industries in Indian Geography Set - 1 MCQs

Question 1.

Where is the biggest reserve of mica?

A.

 In South Africa

B.

 In India

C.

 In USA

D.

 In Australia

Explanation :

Biggest reserve of mica is in India. It is in Koderma District of Jharkhand. About 95% of mica reserves in India are located in Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh & Rajasthan state.

Question 2.

Which central government agency is responsible for the mapping and exploration of minerals?

A.

 The Geological Survey of India

B.

 Surveyor General of India

C.

 National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd

D.

 Indian Bureau of Mines

Explanation :

The Geological Survey of India agency is responsible for the mapping and exploration of minerals. Geological Survey of India [GSI], an attached office of the Ministry of Mines, proposes to take up aerogeophysical survey of 8.13 lakh square kilometer of geological potential area in the country through outsourcing.

Question 3.

The first coal mine in India

A.

 Dhanbad

B.

 Jharia

C.

 Raniganj

D.

 Asansol

Explanation :

Raniganj is the first coal mine in India. Coal mining in India first started in the Raniganj Coalfield. In 1774, John Sumner and Suetonius Grant Heatly of the British East India Company found coal near Ethora, presently in Salanpur community development block.

Question 4.

Coal mines in Jharkhand are located at

A.

 Jharia

B.

 Jamshedpur

C.

 Ranchi

D.

 Lohardaga

Explanation :

Coal mines in Jharkhand are located at Jharia. In Jharkhand, Jharia in Dhanbad is the Coal Capital of India apart from this you will find the Coal mines in Girdih, Ramgarh, Dumka and Bokaro. India's largest coalfield is in Raniganj, West Bengal.

Question 5.

Iron ore mines are located in

A.

 Salem, Bhadravati, Raniganj

B.

 Hazaribagh, Jharia, Kudremukh

C.

 Monghyr, Balaghat, Hazaribagh

D.

 Singhbhum, Mayurbhanj, Bastar

Explanation :

Iron ore mines are located in Singhbhum, Mayurbhanj and Bastar.