023 - Distribution of Key Natural Resources Across the World

In view of the importance of Blue Economy to New India Vision 2030, delineate the distribution of key ocean minerals that can help India realize its potential.

Blue economy refers to the economic value & potential associated with oceans & ocean ecosystem. Importance to New India Vision 2030: Sustainable livelihood opportunities. E.g., Fishermen, Sea farers, etc. Sustainable tourism – Boost India’s soft power & cultural richness. Vast reserve of minerals – Energy security & boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat. Distribution of key ocean ..

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“In last few years, the Global oil prices have fallen sharply.” Examine the reasons and its implications for oil producers, consumers and environment.

The fall of oil prices globally can be cited by reasons: Low demand due to weak economic activities Growing switch away from oil to other fuels USA has become the world’s largest oil producer Saudis and their Gulf allies have decided not to sacrifice their own market share to restore the price US Shale Gas ..

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Give an account of the major coal mining regions around the world.

Major coal mining reasons are as follows: China China has large reserves of coal and during the last decades it has emerged as the world leader in coal mining. The deposits of Fushun mines in Man­churia have the maximum thickness of beds of bitu­minous coal in the world. Chinese coal is widely distributed in the ..

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Critically assess the implications of China’s coal peak over coal industry in the world.

For several decades, China has been world’s largest producer and consumer of coal. Due to its huge coal consumption, the country is also world’s biggest polluter emitting billions of tonnes of CO2. The coal consumption in China peaked in 2013-2014, much earlier than expected and has been falling since then. China is not alone in ..

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Explain the spatial pattern of the Tin around the world.

Tin is one of those important metals that are used for making alloys. It is a rather scarce metal in its world distribution. North America and Europe are characteristically poor in tin deposits. Most of tin occurs in the form of placer deposits in alluvium. The alluvial deposits in Southeast Asian region are the most ..

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Account for the spatial pattern of the Zinc around the world.

Zinc occurs generally in association of lead and both these minerals are therefore mined together. The only area in the world where zinc is mined without lead is the Franklin Furnace area in New Jersey State in US. The world leaders in pro­duction of zinc are Canada, Australia, China and US. Other important producers are ..

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