Mineral Resource Potential and Prospects in Chotanagpur Region

  • Rameshwar ThakurEmail author
  • Swati Thakur


The potential and prospects of natural resources are the subject matter of this paper. The study analyzed land, forest, water, and mineral resources data. The emphasis is on distribution, production, problems, and prospects of mineral resources in Chotanagpur Region. The study suggests that after facing various problems, such as resource depletion, environmental pollution, and ecological and social concerns, the region has a very high industrial potential because of the rich mineral resource base. There is an urgent need to protect and utilize all resources at microlevel units for regional development.


Mineral resources Natural resources Distribution Geology Regional development Chotanagpur Region (India) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography, B.R. Ambedkar CollegeUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Geography, Dyal Singh CollegeUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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