Posted by Anjali Kaur on Jun 07, 2021

Resources and Development (Part-1)

This topic is from the geography book of class 10 CBSE curriculum. Chapter 1 Resources and Development (Part-1). I will be giving you some tricks and tips to memorize this topic.

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What do you mean by Resources?

Everything in the environment that completes our needs; provided (on a condition), its TEC, i.e., Technically accessible, economically feasible, and culturally acceptable.

TEC should be used whenever the question asks the meaning of resources + whatever is in the environment that satisfies our needs.

T – Technologically accessible; which means there is a way or a technique to use it.

E- Economically feasible; which means it is money wise affordable (feasible)

C- Culturally acceptable; people’s cultures are not affected by the use of such a technique.

In short,

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The interdependent relationship between nature, technology, and institutions

Nature provides us raw materials. Those raw materials are transformed into final products that can be used by the human.

So, the process of changing things that are present in our environment involves inter-dependent relationship between NTI.

N – Nature

T- Technology

I – Institution

Institutions are like the places where research is carried out to provide a solution. For example, for the vaccination for COVID-19, all the technology and major research institution gathered hands to find a cure for the COVID-19.

Nature, Human and Institute

Resources are not the free gifts of nature as assumed by many.

Resource Classification

There are 4 major resource classification:

  1. Origin basis; biotic and abiotic
  2. Exhaustibility; renewable and non-renewable
  3. Ownership; Individual, community, national and international.
  4. Development status; Potential, developed, stock and reserves.

Remember the code as DOEO; where

D- Development status; how much resources are developed or have the caliber (potential), what all resources are available in store (stock) and what all we are keeping saved for the future(reserves)

O- Origin; what is a start of resources, that is some are living(biotic) and some are non-living(abiotic)

E- Exhaustibility; usage of resources; some resources can be reproduced even if we continue to use them over and over again(renewable) and some resources are about to get finished and will take millions of years to reproduce(non-renewable)

O- Ownership; who is the owner of such resources? It could be personal private property (Individual), or for the whole society (community), it can belong to a nation(national) or it could be available for the whole world(international)

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Classification of Resources

Thank You So much for reading the above content.

This is the first post on Resources and development. I am going to produce more such blog posts.

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