“Minerals are unevenly distributed in India”. Support the statement with examples.
Minerals are unevenly distributed in India.
- Peninsular rocks contain most of the reserves of coal, metallic minerals, mica and many other non-metallic minerals.
- Sedimentary rocks on the western and eastern flanks of the Peninsula in Gujarat and Assam have most of the petroleum deposits.
- Rajasthan has reserves of many non-ferrous minerals.
- The plains of north India are almost devoid of economic minerals.
- These variations exist largely because of difference in the geological structure processes and time involved in the formation of minerals.