Everything available in our environment which can be used to satisfy our needs is called as resources. These are of two types:
- Non-renewable resources
The resources which can be reproduced by physical, chemical or mechanical process are known as renewable resource. Examples: solar energy, wind energy, forest wildlife etc.
They cannot be reproduced. Minerals and fossils fuels are the examples of such resources.
The state jharkhand, chhattishgarh and M.P are rich in minerals and coal deposits. Arunachal Pradesh has more water resources. Rajasthan is rich in solar and wind energy but lack of water resource.
Soil as resource
Soil is the most important renewal natural resource. It is the medium of plant growth on earth. parent rock, climate, vegetation and other forms of life and time are important factors in the formation of soil. Various forces of nature such as change in temperature, actions of running water, wind and glaciers, activities of decomposers etc. contribute to the formation of soil.