Classify industries on the basis of their main role."



Points to remember:

  • Basic or key industries that supply raw materials to manufacture other goods.
  • Consumer industries are those that produce goods directly for customers .

Answer to be written:

On the basis of their role industries can be classified into two:

  • Basic or key industries are those which supply raw materials to manufacture other goods e.g. iron and steel and copper smelting, aluminium smelting.
  • Consumer industries are those which produce goods directly for consumers – sugar, toothpaste, paper, sewing machines, fans etc.

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