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What is the KBR Region in India?

KBR refers to Kalahandi-Balangir-Koraput. The districts of Southern and Western Odisha are one of the most backward region by recognized by the planning commission and re-designated some of these districts as KBK (Kalahandi-Balangir-Koraput). There are eight districts which form the KBK region.

Why Jhamrkota Mines of Rajasthan are famous?

India produced 1547 thousand tons of phosphorite/rock phosphate in 2009-10. Entire Rock Phosphate production was from Public Sector. Jhamarkotra mine of Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Limited (RSMML) accounted for 88% of the total production in India and the entire production of Rajasthan during 2009-10. Madhya Pradesh contributed the remaining 12% of the production. Please ..

Which is the driest desert of Earth?

The Atacama desert is  blocked from moisture on both sides by the Andes mountains and by the Chilean Coast Range. A coastal inversion layer created by the cold Humboldt Current and the anticyclone of the Pacific is essential to keeping the climate of the Atacama dry. Some parts of this desert  have never received any ..

Which are the largest producers states of Iron in India?

As per Ministry of Mines Data, production of iron ore at about 218.64 million tonnes in 2009-10 registered an increase of 2.67% over the previous year. About 27% of the total production was shared by Public Sector Companies like SAIL (including IISCO), NMDC, etc. The share of Private Sector was 63% which includes Tata Steel ..

How many hotsprings locations are in India?

"The geological survey of India has identified over 300 hot spring locations and estimates of the energy potential are around 10600 MW. Some of the locations identified by GSI are 1. The Purga valley in Jammu & Kashmir, 2. Tata Pani in Chhattisgarh 3. Godavari basin, 4. Manikaran (Himachal Pradesh), 5. Bakreshwar (West Bengal), 6. ..

Who was the first person to calculate the circumference of Earth?

Eratosthenes was the first person to calculate the size of the earth. He was also the first person to use the word “Geography”. He also is known to have realized that Earth could be located with a basic grid of lines called Longitude and latitude. Eratosthenes was the first scientific Geographer who ascertained the length ..

In which state, maximum mines are located in India?

The number of mines which reported mineral production (excluding minor minerals, petroleum (crude), natural gas and atomic minerals) in India was 2628 in 2010-11 as against 2999 in 2009-10. Out of 2628 reporting mines, 377 were located in Gujarat followed by Andhra Pradesh (372), Jharkhand (288), Madhya Pradesh (251), Rajasthan (215), Karnataka (211), Orissa (159), ..

Which Countries share maritime Border with India in Andaman Sea?

India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia in the Andaman Sea. Further, on 23-12-1986, there has been an agreement between the Myanmar and India on the Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Andaman Sea, in the Coco Channel and in the Bay of Bengal. This established Burma-India Maritime ..