Biotechnology and its use in Agriculture

The Green Revolution accomplished in multiplying the food supply more than three times but yet it was not sufficient to feed the increasing human population. Improved yields have partially been due to the use of enhanced crop species, but mainly due to the adoption of better management methods and application of agrochemicals (fertilisers and pesticides). … Read more

Classification of Manufacturing Industries

Industries based on Size The amount of capital invested, the number of workers employed and the volume of production determine the size of the industry. Consequently, industries may be divided into household or cottage, small-scale and large-scale. Household industries or cottage manufacturing – It is the smallest manufacturing not. The workers or artisans use local … Read more

Environmental impacts of economic development

Environmental threats that come with the increasing economic activities are: Food production Leeching – As the production of fertilizers rises due to increased demand for agricultural products, the leeching of nutrients occurs. Leeching is the loss of water from water-soluble plant nutrients from the soil, due to rain and irrigation. Soil composition, structure, crop planting, … Read more

Features formed by a river

Features formed by a river in the upper course River Capture This is also known as river beheading or river piracy. Its development is dependant on the different rate of headward erosion (back-cutting) into a divide. For example – if one side of the divide has more gradient or receives more precipitation than the other, … Read more

Human Settlements: Types and Patterns

We all live in clumps of houses. You may call it a village, a city or a town; all are patterns of human settlements. The study of human settlements is essential to human geography because the form of settlement in any particular region reflects a human relationship with the environment. A human settlement is defined … Read more

Human Settlements: Urban

Urban Settlements Fast urban growth is a modern phenomenon. Until modern times, few settlements entered the population size of more than a few thousand residents. The first urban settlement to arrive at a population of one million was the London city by about. A.D. 1810 By 1982 nearly 175 cities in the world had crossed … Read more

Landforms of Glaciation

Landforms of Highland Glaciation Erosional features in the highlands are generally formed by glaciation while in the low lands glaciation is associated with the depositional features. However, the process of deposition and erosion are not mutually exclusive because the glacier plays combined role erosion, transportation and deposition throughout its course. The erosion of the valley … Read more

Manufacturing Industry

All economic activities like primary, secondary, tertiary and quarternary have a common goal of obtaining and using resources essential for survival. The raw material is converted to valuable materials with the help of secondary activities. Jute plant has limited use until the jute is not extracted from it, but after it is transformed into jute, … Read more

Tourism in National Parks

The responsibility of national parks is given to countries within which the territory of the park falls. They have their own arrangements and policies. Overall, there are around 15 national parks in the UK, of which 10 are in England, 3 in Wales and 2 in Scotland. These parks are not national parks in the … Read more

Population Composition

People of any country are different in many respects. Each person is different in her/his own way. People can be classified by their age, sex and their residence. Some of the other distinctive traits of the population are profession, education and life prospect. SEX COMPOSITION The number of men and women in a country is … Read more