Industry refers to an economic activity that is concerned with the production of goods like iron and steel industry, extraction of minerals like coal mining industry and the provision of services like tourism industry. Food industries are the industries that mainly deal with food items.
Difference between agro-based and mineral industries
The difference between food and mineral industries is tabulated below
|Agro-based industry||Mineral industry|
|Agro-based industries use plant and animal-based products as their raw materials.||Mineral-based industries are primary industries that use mineral ores as their raw materials.|
|It is a source of employment for people in rural areas.||It is a source of employment for both rural and urban populations.|
|Food processing, vegetable oil, cotton textile, dairy products and leather industries are examples of agro-based industries||Steel and Iron Industries and Heavy Machinery industries are examples of Mineral based industries.|