CBSE : Class VIII : Geography : Chapter 1 : Resources : What is difference between Actual resources and Potential resources ?

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  • Published date: May 19, 2019
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A) Following are difference between Actual resources and Potential resources:


 i) Actual resources:


 a) Its quantity is known


 b) The resources are being used in present


 c) Development of an actual resources depends upon available technology and cost involved.


 d) The rich deposit of coal in Ruhr region of Germany and dark soils of Deccan plateau are example of actual resources.


 ii) Potential resources:


 a) Its entire quantity may not be known.


 b) These resources are not being used in present.


 c) Potential resources need detail survey for estimating their quantity and quality


 d) The uranium found in Ladakh and high speed winds in Nagarcoil in Tamilnadu are example of potential resources.

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