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Examine the non-geographical factors that determine location and presence of industries and industrial corridors in India.

Topic: factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).

1. Examine the non-geographical factors that determine location and presence of industries and industrial corridors in India. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the non-geographical factors in the location of industries.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by giving context that Industrial locations are complex in nature and are influenced by the availability of many factors.

Body:

First, write about the non-geographical factors in detail – Capital investment, Availability of loans, Investment climate, Government policies/regulations, Influence of pressure groups etc.  Cite relevant examples from India to justify the answer.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.