Chapter 5

NCERT
Class 10
Geography
Solutions
1. Study the maps to explain why Chota Nagpur is a storehouse of minerals.

Question:

Study the maps to explain why Chota Nagpur is a storehouse of minerals.

Answer:

The Chota Nagpur Plateau is a plateau in eastern India, which covers much of Jharkhand state as well as adjacent parts of Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. Chota Nagpur plateau is a storehouse of mineral resources such as mica, bauxite, copper, limestone, iron ore and coal. Damodar Valley Corporation supplies the majority of the coking coal in India. It Holds a good share of the country's mineral output. Districts of east and west Singhbhum are a major source of minerals in this region.

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