Chapter : 4
COAL AND PETROLEUM
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 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.