NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Geography Chapter 5 Industries

Industry comes from the Latin industria, which means "diligence, hard work," and the word is still used with that meaning. Availability of raw material, land, water, labour, power, capital, transport, market and government policies are the essential factors that affect the location of industries. Iron & Steel Industries, Textile Industries and Information Technology Industry are the world's major industries. Steel is called the backbone of the modern enterprise.