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NCERT Class 8 Geography Chapter 1: Resources

NCERT Class 8 Geography

Chapter 1: Resources


  • Utility or usability – water, vegetable, textbook etc.

  • Use gives it Value (Worth)

  • Value – Economic, Aesthetic

  • Discovery of fire Cooking

  • Discovery of Wheel Transportation

  • Convert Water to Electricity (HEP)

Types of Resources

  • Natural Resources – From Nature with much modification

  • Human Made Resources – Technology, Bridges, Roads, Machinery

  • Human Resources – People (Knowledge, Skill) – Quantity & Ability

  • HRD: Improving quality of people’s skill

Natural Resource – Based on Development

  • Actual Resource – Quantity is Known (Ruhr in Germany for coal)

  • Potential Resource – Entire quantity not known (Uranium in Ladakh), in past it was windmills (now in Netherlands, Gujarat & Tamil Nadu Coast)

Natural Resource – Based on Origin

  • Biotic Resource – Living – Plants and Animals

  • Abiotic Resource – Non-Living – Soils, Rocks and Minerals

Natural Resource – Based on Distribution

  • Localized Resource – Copper, Iron

  • Ubiquitous Resource – Air, Water

Natural Resources Classification

  • Renewable Resources – Can be renewed & replenished quickly

  • Non-Renewable Resources – Limited stock & gets exhausted – Coal

  • Stock of Resource – Amount of resource Available for Use

  • Distribution depends on terrain, climate, altitude etc.

Resource Conservation

  • Using resources carefully & giving them time to get renewed

  • Sustainable Development – For future generations

  • All uses of renewable resources are sustainable

  • Diversity of life on the earth is conserved

  • Damage to natural environmental system is minimized

Principles of Sustainable Development

  • Respect and care for all forms of life

  • Improve the quality of human life

  • Conserve the earth’s vitality and diversity

  • Minimize the depletion of natural resources

  • Change personal attitude and practices toward the environment

  • Enable communities to care for their own environment

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