Indian History

Industrial Zones

Certain areas of the country have more concentration of industries. These areas are called “Industrial Zones”. There are 8 main industrial zones in the country. They are:
1.Hoogly Region
2.Mumbai-Pune Region
3. Ahmedabad-Vadodara Region
4.Damodar Valley Industrial Region
5.Southern Industrial Region
6.National Capital Region
7.Vishakapatnam – Guntur Region
8.Kollam – Thiruvananthapuram Region.
Factors influencing location of industries :
Industries are concentrated mainly in the areas of availability of raw materials, energy resources, market, transport facility, etcavailability of labour, port facility, land availability at low cost, technology and government policies. In addition, factors influencing the location of industries vary from one type of industry to another.