100+ Geography UPSC Mains Questions & Answers Pdf - 1

Question: 1

What are the important towns where cotton mills are located?

Salem, Dharmapuri, Erode, Coimbatore, Vellor, Tanjore, Madurai and Virudhunagar are the important towns where cotton mills are located.

Question: 2

Write a note on cement industry?

Cement is manufactured at located such as Tiruchirappalli, Thirunelveli, Virudhunagar and Karur where limestone rich areas are found.

This is an industry that assists greatly in the construction of housing.

The industries that manufacture cement as well as other products are Sankar cement at Thazhayuthu, Madukkarai cement, Chettinad Cement, Dalmia Cement and Alakulam Asbestos unit. These are well known industries as well.

Question: 3

Mention some of the important centres of sugar industry?

Tanjore, Thiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Vellore, Mohanur are some of the important centres of sugar industry.

Question: 4

Write a short note on cotton cultivation?

Cotton is the much needed fibre crop.

It is a commercial crop and is grown in large tracts.

Irrigation is prominent in cotton.

It is grown here, black soil, rainfall in the growing season, and dry conditions and high temperature when the fruits mature are some of the environmental conditions that favour the growth of cotton.

It is grown in large areas in Coimbatore plateau and in the Vaigai Vaippar basin areas. Cotton is also grown in large tracts in Coimbatore, Thirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Ramanthapuram, Virudhunagar and Madurai districts.

Question: 5

Name the important automobile manufacturing units in Tamilnadu?

Ashok Leyland and Enfield India are the important automobile manufacturing units in Tamilnadu.

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