Why is land considered as an important resource? Explain with four facts in reference with Indian land resource.
- India has land under a variety of features, namely; mountains, plateaus, plains and islands.
- About 43 per cent of the land area in India is plain, which provides facilities for agriculture and industry.
- Mountains account for 30 per cent of the total surface area of the country and ensure perennial flow of some rivers, provide facilities for tourism and ecological aspects.
- About 27 per cent of the area of the country is the plateau region. It possesses rich reserves of minerals, fossil fuels and forests.