Geografie 1966, 71, 142-152

Natural Resources of India and their Utilization

S. P. Chatterjee

University of Calcutta, India

S. P. Chatterjee, Professor of geography at the University of Calcutta and President of the International Geographical Union (IGU), gives in his article a picture of natural resources of India and their utilization today. India, the country with the population of more than 439 mil. has many problems with the production of foodstuffs for the increasing number of population. If we compare the food resources, the production and consumption of foodstuffs, we come to the conclusion that there are still many reserves and possibilities how to increase the production of foodstuffs. The author also describes the other natural resources - at first water and mineral are of a great importance for the modern industry.