Industries can be classified on different basis. Classification of industries on the basis of five criteria has been given in the following table.
This is not necessary for any particular industry to be included only in one category. Depending upon the classification, the same industry can become an example of different types of industries. For example, Bokaro Iron and Steel plant is a mineral based industry. It is in public sector. It is a basic industry. It is large-scale industry and also an example of heavy industry.
- Agro-based Industries
- Mineral-based Industries
Bibliography : NIOS Geography Book