CH-6 Manufacturing Industries, Geography, Class 10 - MBOSE Syllabus

Chapter 6 Manufacturing Industries is one of the chapters in Geography in Class X according to the latest MBOSE syllabus, 2018.
Manufacturing industries
Textile industry  |  Manufacturing Industry

This chapter on Manufacturing Industries of geography, I divided it into 5 different parts to make the study of it easier.

Part 1 types of economic activity and manufacturing industry
Part 2 location of Industries and type of industries
Part 3 Questions from agro-based industries
Part 4 mineral based industries
Part 5 other questions

Manufacturing Industries: Part 1 types of economic activity and manufacturing industry

Commonly asked questions from this part are –
  1. What are the different categories of economic activity?
  2. What constitutes the primary activity? 
  3. What constitutes the secondary activity? 
  4. What constitutes the tertiary activity? 
  5. What is manufacturing?
  6. Manufacturing falls under which type of economic activity?

Fill in the blanks
1. _______________ is a powerful means to conquer poverty and provide employment.

2. All industries require __________________ for production.

3. The first cotton textile mill was set up at ____________ in _____

1, Industrialization
2, raw materials
3, Mumbai, 1854

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is a term for the production of goods in large quantities after processing raw materials to more valuable products?
(a) Cultivation
(b) Manufacturing
(c) Servicing
(d) Mining

2. The economic strength of the country is measured by the development of which of the following?
(a) Agriculture
(b) Infrastructural facilities
(c) Manufacturing
(d) Export trade

3. How can industrialization assist in bringing in foreign exchange?
(a) Modernization of Agriculture
(b) Removing dependence on agriculture by providing alternative employment
(c) Export of manufactured goods
(d) Import of manufactured goods

Manufacturing Industries: Part 2 location of Industries and type of industries

  1. List the 4 factors that affect the location of industries. 
  2. Classify industries on the basis of the bulk and weights of raw materials and finished goods.
  3. Group industries on the basis of raw materials.
  4. Classify industries on the basis of the capital investment.
  5. Group industries on the basis of ownership.    [MBOSE 2015]
  6. In which industries you could need to invest crores of rupees?
  7. What do we call industries run by a state or central government? Give two examples.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In which of the following group of cities where most of the manufacturing units located in the pre-independence periods?
(a) Delhi, Kanpur, Moradabad
(b) Bangalore, Hyderabad
(c) Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai
(d) Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amritsar

2. Which of the following usually follows industrial activity?
(a) Agriculture
(b) Urbanization
(c) Electrification
(d) Mining

Manufacturing Industries: Part 3 Questions from agro-based industries

Agro-based industries include cotton textile, jute textile, and sugar industries. So prepare well on these. Let have a look at common questions that can be asked from agro-based industries:

  1. What is an agro-based industry? Give examples of agro-based industries.
  2. What industry contribute contributes about 14 % to the industrial production?
  3. What is the main contribution of the textile industry in India?
  4. In which the state of India located a large number of jute mills? Why? State two challenges face by jute industry.
  5. In which location was the first jute mill established in India? When?
  6. What is the ideal location of sugar mills? Why this industry is ideally suited to the co-operative sector?

Fill in the blanks

1. _________ is the largest agro-based industry in India

2. ____________ is the only industry in the country which is self-reliant and complete in the value chain.

3. ________ contribute 14 percent to the industrial production.

4. ___________ is one of the oldest industry in India.

5. In the modern period, the first cotton mill was established in Mumbai in ______

6. _________ is India’s second largest agro-based industry.

1, Textile industry
2, Textile industry
3, Textile industry
4, Cotton textile
5. Mumbai
6, Sugar industry

Manufacturing Industries: Part 4 mineral based industries

Important mineral based industries in India include Iron and steel industry, Chemical industry, Fertilizer industry, Cement industry, and automobile industry.

  1. Questions from this section may be asked on:
  2. What is a mineral based industry? Give examples of the mineral based industry.
  3. When was the first steel plant set up in India?
  4. What are the raw materials required to manufacture steel?
  5. Why is the iron and steel industry termed as a basic industry?
  6. What is the role of SAIL?
  7. What is an integrated steel plant? Name five major integrated steel plant in India.
  8. What is a mini steel plant?
  9. What are the challenges faced by the iron and steel industries today?
  10. Write the differences between the integrated steel plant and mini steel plant.
  11. Name the IT capital of India?
  12. Differentiate between agro-based industries and mineral based industries. Give examples.

Fill in the blanks

1. India is the _________  producer of cement behind _______

Multiple Choices

1. Which one of the following industries manufactures telephones, computer, etc?
(a) Steel
(b) Electronics
(c) Aluminium
(d) Information technology

2. Which of the following is an electronic industry?
(a) BEL, Pune
(b) TISCO Jamshedpur
(c) BHEL, Hyderabad
(d) BALCO, Kolkata

3. Which of the following cities is the electronic capital of India?
(a) Delhi
(b) Mumbai
(c) Bengaluru
(d) Hyderabad

4. Which of the following industries has been a major foreign exchange earner in the last few years?
(a) Electronic industry
(b) Information Technology Industry
(c) Engineering industry
(d) Tourism industry.

Other questions

Other than the previous parts, you can prepare other questions also such as ones given below:

What the different kinds of pollution that are associated with industries?
What is an environment degradation?

Multiple Choices

Which of the following is a negative effect of industrialization?
(a) Economic Growth
(b) Pollution
(c) Foreign Exchange earning
(d) Rapid Urbanization.


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