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[Location Factors] Timber, Paper & Pulp Industry: why developed in Northern Hemisphere High Latitudes?

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Prologue overview of factors Types of industries Timber Based industries Factor: raw material Factor: River Factor: River direction Lumbering on commercial scale: Canada commercial lumbering: temperate vs tropics Paper-Pulp Industry Commercial fishing (Europe+America) VS Asia VS Southern Hemisphere Norway Japan Mock Questions Prologue UPSC has included certain topics of World Geography in the new syllabus of general studies (Mains) paper. …

[Location Factors] Commercial Fishing Industry: Why concentrated in N.America, Europe, Norway & Japan?

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Commercial fishing (Europe+America) VS Asia VS Southern Hemisphere Norway Japan Continuing the [Location Factor] articles series for UPSC General Studies paper 1. Commercial fishing: Location factors Why is commercial fishing developed in middle to higher latitudes of Northern hemisphere? Plankton availability Fishes eat plankton. Phytoplankton require sunlight = they can develop well in continental shelves and shallow seas because of …

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[Location Factors] Why Cotton & Textile industry developed in Osaka, Manchester, Lancashire, Mumbai, Ahmedabad

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Cotton and textile industry Climate factors Mumbai, Maharashtra Osaka, Japan Industry Ahmedabad, Gujarat Coimbatore, Tamilnadu Manchester & Lancashire industry American cotton industry Chinese textile industry: Shanghai In the previous article, we saw the factors responsible for location of Lumber, Paper Pulp and Fishing industry (click me). Now let’s check some industries based on natural fibers. Cotton and textile industry Cotton …

[Location Factors] Silk Industry of China, India, Karnataka, Kanchipuram

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Europe:Silk demand vs Supply Japan: No labour + No market China: Why Top Silk producer? India: Labour+market Karnataka: factors Kanchipuram: factors In this article, we’ll examine the Geographical factors affecting location of Silk Industry. Europe: Labor no, Silk Market yes One important requirement for sericulture = cheap female labour. In the ancient-medieval times, both China and Japan had lot of …

[Location Factors] Wool Industry, Jute Industry: rise & fall of Britain, Calcutta Jute problems

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Wool Industry & Geographical Factors Climate factor Land size Economies of Scale Woolen Mfg: Rise and Decline of Britain India: Wool business Jute Industry Mock Questions Wool Industry & Geographical factors Let’s examine videsi (foreign) wool business first. Majority of wool production comes from southern hemisphere: Australia, NZ, Argentina and South Africa. So, first question, why does Southern Hemisphere lead …

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[Location Factors] Wheat, Corn industry in USA, China, Canada

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Prologue Wheat: Prairies, Canada Rice: China USA corn & livestock belt Corn Belt: Geographical Factors Prologue So far under the [Location Factor] article series, we’ve see timber, paper-pulp, fish, wool, cotton, textile, silk and jute industry. Now let’s take a look at wheat, corn, rice, milk, meat, vegetables and wine. Since UPSC syllabus contains separate topic of Indian agriculture, I’m …

[Location Factors] Milk & Dairy industry in USA, Europe, New-Zealand : near & away from market

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Dairy: Near & Away from Market Dairy: New-Zealand Dairy: Europe Dairy: Africa=non-existent Dairy: USA Regional specialization: ice cream/cheese/butter In the previous article, we discussed the geographical factors affecting the location of wheat and corn cultivation & allied industries. In this article will talk about the dairy industry. Dairy: Near & Away from market Near Market area Fresh (Liquid) milk=bulky, perishable=>dairying should …

[Location Factors] Meat, Pig & Poultry Industry in USA, China & India

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Meat industry: USA Shifting locations of Meat biz. Pig rearing Near market away from Market Poultry: India Factor: infertile land Factor: Contract farming Meat industry: USA Chicago=known for its beef industry. Often, Animal is reared in three different regions during its lifetime Observe the following map: stage Where? location from market(Chicago slaughter houses) breeding ranches in Wyoming, Colorado farthest initial …

[Location Factors] Vegetable, Fruit, Viticulture industry & Von Thunen Model

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Vegetables Industry California: veggies and fruits Curious case of oranges Von Thunen Agro land use model Viticulture, Grapes, Liquor Government policy Impact Viticulture India Mock Questions In the previous article, we discussed the geographical factors affecting location of Meat, Poultry and Pig rearing industry. Moving to the next topic: Vegetables Industry: Geographical factors Fresh vegetables are widely grown near major …

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[Location Factors] Plantation industry & types in Asia & Africa, Cocoa Triangle

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Prologue Plantations: Why? Types of Plantation crops Factor: Gestation Factor: Price shocks Cocoa Ghana, Cocoa Triangle Factor: Bean Processing Prologue In the last three articles, we saw geographical factors that affect the location of timber and fish industry; Natural fibers: wool, cotton, silk and jute industry; Cereals: wheat, rich and corn; and finally milk, meat, poultry and pig rearing industry. Now …

[Location Factors] Rubber Plantations in Malayasia, Kerala & South America

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Rubber Plantations Processing of Natural Rubber Factor: technology Rubber: Malaysia Rubber: Kerala Factors: Why decline in S.America In the previous article, we discussed the geographical factors affecting plantation crops particularly Cocoa plantations in South America. Now let’s move to the next topic: Rubber Plantations Nature of Raw Material Natural Rubber is obtained from latex of rubber trees. Latex=white milky liquid, …

[Location Factors] Sugar Mills in North & South India, Why Cuba called Sugar bowl

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Sugar Mills: Nature of Raw material Indian Sugar Mills: Location factors Sugar Mills: Maharashtra Sugar Mills: Uttar Pradesh North Vs South India Cuba, the Sugar bowl Sugar beet Banana Plantations In the previous article, we discuss the geographical factors affecting the location of rubber plantations, now let’s move to the next topic: Sugar Mills: Nature of Raw material Sugar mills …

[Location Factors] Tea plantations- Darjeeling, India, China & effect of climate,slope & colonization

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Tea: Geographical Factors Black vs Green Tea Factor: break of the bulk (London) Tea: Darjeeling Tea: China In the previous article, we discuss the geographical factors affecting the location of rubber plantation. Now moving to the next topic Tea Geographical Factors Labour availablity: Weeding, manure, pruning and plucking= tedious job: need skill+ patience=>cheap female labour force is essential. (recall the …