Category Archives: Geography

Indian geography and world geography articles for competitive examination

Coastal Plains of India

By | March 9, 2016

To the east and west of the peninsular plateau, two narrow strips of plain lands are found , which are respectively called Eastern Coastal Plain and Western Coastal Plain. Eastern Coastal and Western Coastal Plain are formed by the erosional and depositional & activities of the Sea waves and from the sediments brought by the peninsular rivers. Western… Read More »

Glossary of Geographical Terms

By | February 9, 2016

Anemometer: Anemometer is an instrument used for measuring velocity of the wind. Anticline: The arch or crest of a fold in the rocks, its opposite is a syncline, the bottom of the fold. Apogee: The position of the moon or any other heavenly body, when it is at its greatest distance from the earth. Asteroids or planetoids: Minor… Read More »

Rubber Industry in India

By | January 22, 2016

Natural rubber and synthetic rubber are the two important raw materials used in rubber industry sector. Most of the natural rubber comes mainly from Kerala state contributing to 85% of the total and the rest comes from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Now-a-days natural rubber is coming even from the non-traditional areas like Maharashtra, Orissa, North Eastern States and… Read More »

Trial Methods to Improve Productivity – Agricultural Revolutions in India

By | November 26, 2015

1. Green Revolution During 1960s, wheat and rice production increased drastically and due to this, American Scientist Dr. William Guade termed it as Green Revolution. A number of new hybrid seeds were imported from Mexico. The main aims of the green revolution were decreasing the uncertainties in agriculture, increasing the production and productivity of agriculture and encouraging the… Read More »

Iron and Steel Industry in India

By | October 19, 2015

Iron and Steel Industry in India is a basic industry. The basic minerals needed for this industry are iron-ore, coking coals, manganese, lime stone, dolomite and chromium. In India, there are 12 major Iron and Steel Plants industries and 169 small scale industries in India. The major industries in the field of Iron-ore are at Bhadravati, Bhilai and… Read More »

Pharmaceuticals and Drugs Industry in India

By | October 12, 2015

Pharmaceuticals and Drugs Industry in India was incorporated IDPL in April, 1961 and it has presently three manufacturing plants, one each at Rishikesh, Hyderabad and Gurgaon. It has two wholly owned subsidiaries namely IDPL (Tamil Nadu) Ltd. Chennai and Bihar Drugs and oreganic chemicals Ltd., Chennai and Bihar Drugs and Organic Chemicals Ltd., at Muzaffarpur. It has two joint… Read More »

Jute Textile Industry in India

By | September 15, 2015

Jute is obtained from the Bark of the jute plant stem and it grows best in well drained sandy loam and requires warm and humid climate. It requires temperature more than 25° C and rainfall of more than 150 cm per annum. The fibre of jute is mainly cultivated in the Hugi river valley region because of the… Read More »

Flood, Drought Affected Areas in India

By | September 14, 2015

In India, the regional and seasonal distribution of rainfall is uneven. On the one hand, Jaislamer receives less than 9 cm of annual rainfall and on the other hand, Mawsynram, near Cherapunji, receives more than 1140 cm of annual rainfall. Similarly, most of the rainfall in India is received in the months of June, July, August and September.… Read More »