Mona and Raju were cleaning their house with their
amma. They saw so many things that are used on the
every day basis like clothes, utensils, etc. Their amma
said that these are called resources.
Resources have utility. Utility means usability of any
Resources also have value. Value means worth of
Some resources can become economically valuably
TYPES OF RESOURCES
There are three types of resources:-
1. Natural Resources
2. Human made resources
3. Human resource
The resources that are drawn from nature and used without
much modification are called NATURAL RESOURCES. The air we
breath, the water we drink are some of the example of natural
Natural resources are classified into different groups
depending upon their level of development and use origin;
stock and distribution.
Resources classified into two groups Actual and Potential
Actual resources:- Actual resources are those resources
Potential resources:- Potential resources are those resources
whose entire quantity may not be known and these are not
being used at present. Example:- the uranium found in Ladakh,
high speed wind are a example of potential resource.
Based on their origin the resources are classified as biotic or
Abiotic resources are non-living resources like coal,
petroleum etc. whereas the biotic resources are living like
Natural resources can be broadly categorized into renewable
or non-renewable resources.
Renewable resources are those resources which get renewed
or replenished quickly. They not get disturbed by the human
activity. Some of them are unlimited and can not be finished
Non- renewable resources are those resources which can not
be renewed and have a limited stock. Once a stock is exhausted
it takes thousands of years to replenish.
On the basis of their distribution resources can be ubiquitous
Resources that are found everywhere like the air we breathe,
are ubiquitous. But those which are found only in certain places
are localized like copper and iron ore.
Distribution of natural resources depends upon factors like
terrain; climate and altitude.
HUMAN MADE RESOURCES
Natural substance become resources only when their original
form has been changed like we extract iron from the ironore.
The iron which is extract from the ironore is human made
resources. Technology is also a human made resource.
Human are a important resources because by their education
and skills they can create their own
Improving the quality of people’s skills so that they are able
to create more resources is known as Human resources
Using resources carefully and giving them time to get
renewed is called resource conservation.
Balancing the need to use resources and also conserve them
for future is called sustainable development. Each person can
contribute by reducing consumption, recycling and reusing