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.
- Mineral-based industries are primary industries that use mineral ores as their raw materials.
- It is a source of employment for both rural and urban populations.
- Steel and Iron Industries and Heavy Machinery industries are examples of Mineral based industries.
- Products of these industries feed another industries-one product is Iron made from iron ore- used as raw material for the manufacture of a number of other products, such as heavy machinery, building materials and railway coaches.