Even after local coal-iron resources are depleted, the steel and heavy engineering industries do not frequently shift their location, why? Analyse. 10 marks

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  • In the introduction briefly highlight the locations of coal-iron resources in India.
  • In the body explain first why the steel and iron industries were initially located in and around the raw material regions and now there has been a shift from such a trend. Discuss the causative factors of such a trend; transport factor, use of heavy machines to transport etc. Explain that the capital, market and transport are the other factors influencing the localization of iron and steel industry.
  • Conclude with significance of development in general that has led to such a trend.
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