L.14 - Resource of a Region

Harmony of human efforts, Nature's resources bountiful, And the needs of the market, Makes an enterprise successful.

Udyam Shastra- Chapter 06, Verse 01

Key Objectives:

  • This module and its associated exercises should enable the students to develop an understanding about enterprise skills.

  • Each subsequent module is designed to develop certain of these enterprise skills through students activity.

Enterprise Concepts:

Region: An area of a country is called a region. .

Resources: Resources are things and means of value required by an enterprise.

Natural resources: Natural resources are the resources which are obtained from nature e.g.water,land,crops,cattle,minerals etc.

Human resources: Human resources are people. Human resources required by an enterprise are characterized by their literacy, attitudes, aptitudes, vocational skills, enterprise skills etc.

Capital resources: Capital resources are things like buildings, tools and machines that an enterprise uses to create goods and services.

Enterprise Skills:

The student 'Activities' in each lesson are designed to clarify the ENTERPRISE CONCEPTS of the lesson and develop some ENTERPRISE SKILLS (E.SKILLS). The E.SKILLS included in a lesson may not be exhaustive, but are indicative.

E.SKILLS stated in a lesson elsewhere may also get addressed through the activities of a particular lesson.

Some useful E.SKILLS are dealt with below:

Understanding symbols: The entrepreneur should be able to correlate symbols to their intended meanings. These symbols are useful in drawing maps, reading maps etc.

Organize resources: An entrepreneur has to be able to organize resources i.e. identify, plan, arrange, locate, store the resources etc. for use in their enterprise. .

Activities

Activity 1 - THE PLACE YOU LIKE.

Instructions for the Activity

  • Turn to Worksheet of Activity "The Place You Like"

  • Identify a village or town or city you are familiar with and which you like.

  • You may choose more than one place also.

  • You should fill in the Worksheet of Activity by answering in the space provided .

Instruction To Students

  • The student should fill in the worksheet.

  • The students in a group should identify a village or town or city they are familiar with and which they liked.

  • The students may choose more than one place also.

  • After completing the activity, each group should present and share its main discussion points with the rest of the class. 

Worksheet

Name of the place you visited : ________________________________________________

1. What are the trees, plants, water bodies and other natural features about the place, that you liked? (These are the Natural resources)

________________________________________________________________________________

2. What struck you as special about the people there? Their language, dress, customs, handicrafts, enterprises etc.? (These are the Human resources)

________________________________________________________________________________


3. What are some of the common machines and equipments used by people there? E.g. tractors, jeeps, weaving machines etc. (These are the Capital resources)

________________________________________________________________________________

Activity 2 - REGIONS AND RESOURCES.

Instruction To Students

  • The student should study the map of “Regions and Resources”.

  • The student should orient themselves to the map by locating the names of the states.

  • The students should familiarise themselves with the symbols and their meanings in the map.

  • The students should then answer the resources quiz given on the next page.

  • After completing the activity, each group should present and share its main discussion points with the rest of the class.


Activity 2: Resources Quiz
(Select the correct answer)

Q1. Where are coconuts found in plenty? 
Rajasthan        Kerala        Madhya Pradesh

Q2. Why are sugar industries located largely in UP?
Sugar Machinery is available
Sugarcane growing area is large
People like sugar more

Q3. Identify all the cotton textile cities among the following.
Ajmer
Gwalior
Chennai
Guwahati 
Madurai
Srinagar

Q4. Match the Minerals and the places they are found.
Bauxite              Kolar
Iron Ore            Khetri
Copper             Ranchi
Gold                  Keonjhar

Q5. If you were to start a coir rope enterprise, which region would you prefer?
Gujarat
Kerala
Assam
Why? ______________________________________

Q6. Name three prominent industries in and around Mumbai region. 
1.
2.
3.

Q7. Match industry and city/ region.
Jute                     Srinagar
Wool                   Mumbai
Automobile       Coimbatore
Silk                      Guwahati