Describe the various basis of classification of resources with the help of examples.


Classification of resources:

On the basis of exhaustibility:

  • Renewable resources (water, sunlight, air).
  • Non-renewable resources (coal, oil).

On the basis of origin:

  • Biotic resources (birds, animal, plants).
  • Abiotic resources (water, land).

On the basis of occurrence:

  • Natural resources (water, land, minerals).
  • Man-made resources (roads, buildings, bricks).

On the basis of development:

  • Potential resources (uranium in Ladakh).
  • Actual resources (black soil in Maharashtra).