Do you know that paper is manufactured from wood, sugar from sugarcane, iron and steel from iron ore and aluminium from bauxite? Do you also know that some types of clothes are manufactured from yarn which
itself is an industrial product?
Industries are the backbone of a country’s economy. This chapter will discuss the various manufacturing industries, their location and their contribution to the economy. The chapter will cover the following topics:
1. Importance of manufacturing
2. Contribution of Industry to National Economy
3. Industrial Location
4. Classification of Industries
5. Spatial distribution