Select one agro-based and one mineral-based industry in your area.

(i) What are the raw materials they use?

(ii) What are the other inputs in the process of manufacturing that involve transportation cost?

(iii) Are these factories following environmental norms?

i) Cement industry uses raw materials like gypsum, limestone, etc.

ii) Other inputs such as gypsum and other raw materials also require transportation to the site of manufacturing and thus incur a transportation cost.

ii) Yes, the factory is situated at an area outside the residential zones, it follows the guidelines to control pollution.