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Subcontinental India

Secondary Economic Activities

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Raw Materials India has a rich supply of natural resources. Kolkata is the main location of iron and steel manufacturing, as it is close to the largest sources of coal and iron ore in India.
India contains one of the largest iron and steel companies in the world, the Tato steel and iron company, which in is Bihar.
India is the tenth largest steel producer in the world and the lowest consumer of steel per capita.
Locally extracted coal is used to generate 60% of the regions electricity and the rest is powered by HEP.
India also has large reserves of minerals such as bauxite and copper.
Government Intervention Due to the expansion of the manufcaturing sector into ICT technologies, many companies locate in the region eg. IBM Texas Instruments and Microsoft
30 British Companies eg Aviva have outsourced teleservice in India
The IT sector contributes to 5.8% of India's GPD
The government introduced a policy of industrialisation in Bangalore. They established software parks improved infrastructure and special economic zones that offer tax breaks
Created by: Megan k