Necessity of resources for human beings:
(i) Satisfaction of needs:
Human beings use resources as raw material to satisfy their needs and comforts. They use them for making clothes, food, construct houses, set up industries etc. They use energy resources like coal, gases, petroleum, wood etc. for generating power, electricity or as a fuel to run vehicles, factories etc.
(ii) Economic development:
These natural resources are of great economic importance. They are the main source of our agricultural activities. They provide raw materials for the industry. All commercial activities directly or indirectly depend upon them.
(iii) Employment opportunity:
Natural resources provide jobs and employment to millions of people. In our country more than seventy percent people are engaged in farming.
Many valuable products are obtained from these resources. Agriculture is based on proper utilization of land and water resources. Industries use forests, wildlife, water, mineral, and agriculture and power resources. The development of industries of a country depends upon the availability of resources.