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Summary

  • Any natural or human wealth that can be used for satisfying human needs is called a resource.
     
  • Natural resources are naturally occurring substances that have considered valuable in their natural form.
     
  • Natural Resources are classified into different categories depending on various factors like natural resources that need development, the origin of the natural resources, the availability and distribution of the resources.
     
  • Actual Resources are those which have been surveyed, their quantity and quality determined and are being used in present times.
     
  • Potential resources are resources which exist in a region and which can be used in the future.
     
  • Abiotic resources comprise of non-living things like land, water, air and minerals such as gold, iron, copper and silver.
     
  • Biotic resources are the ones which are obtained from the biosphere.
 




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