Chapter : 4


Natural Resources:

Natural Resources: Resources include everything provide by the nature. They form the wealth of a country.

Types of Natural Resources:

  • Inexhaustible: There are some resources that are present unlimited in nature and will not be exhausted even if used continuously.

Ex: Sunlight, Air.

(ii)  Exhaustible: These resources are limited and can soon get exhausted because of their excessive use.

Ex: Forests, wildlife, minerals, coal, petroleum, etc.

Fossil fuels
  • Fossil fuels were formed from the dead remains of living organisms millions of years ago.
  • Fossil fuels are exhaustible resources.
  • Coal, petroleum and natural gas are fossil fuels.