SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    The Himalayan region is poor in mineral resources because

    A)  It is made of crystalline rocks

    B)  The displacement of rock strata has disturbed the arrangement of rocks and made it complex

    C)  The climatic conditions are not suitable for exploitation of minerals

    D)  The terrain makes exploitation of minerals difficult and very costly due to transport difficulties

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The Himalayan region contains many valuable minerals. There are vast potentialities of mineral oil in the tertiary rocks. Coal is found in Kashmir. Copper, lead, zinc, nickel, cobalt, antimony, tungsten, gold, silver, limestone, semi-precious and precious stones, gypsum and magnesite are known to occur at more than 100 localities in the Himalayas. Many of the mineral resources cannot be exploited at the present level of technological advancement due to adverse geographical conditions. Further advancements in modem technology may help in exploiting these resources. So the future possibilities of mineral exploitation in the Himalayas are great.

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