(Last Updated on : 23/10/2010)
Resources in India basically refer to the environment`s natural essence. They contain a significant amount of material as well as aesthetic values. Resources in India can be classified into renewable, flow and non-renewable resources. Renewable resources chiefly include living sources like forests, as well as non-living sources such as soil and water. The fundamental feature of renewable resources their sustainability.
In India near about 1.3 million sq miles are occupied by land resources. There is abundant accessibility of landed territory in the country. Land Resources in India is protruding into the Indian Ocean
in between Bay of Bengal
on the east and Arabian Sea
on the west. There is ample availability of vast land resources in the country but that is badly affected by the rapid population growth and pressure. And it is also true at the same time that because of the increasing pressure of the population growth there has been a shortage of land resources in India. Just like the land resources, water resources in this country are also considerable reserves. A prime use of water resources in India is for irrigational purposes and it has helped in extending the range of cultivation in rough areas and thus increasing the agricultural output. Moreover, in India water resources are also largely used for industrial as well as domestic use. On the other hand, one of the richest resources has been the forest resources in India. India`s forest resources are very old in their nature and composition because in the early days the nation was mostly covered with dense forests.
Thus, it is very important to draw the lines between how many resources in India to be used and how much to be left in order to give nature the time and chance to reproduce the used-up resources. Flow resources in the country basically include sunlight, wind and tide. The conservation of resources in India is given supreme significance not because of the sake of the making of commodities, but because of maintaining a balance between the environmental and ecological reasons. India is conferred with wide rich natural resources because of its geographical position, and the natural resources vary from dense forestry stretches to vast water bodies.