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Types of Natural Resources Examples and Definition

What are the Natural Resources?

Natural Resources – Definition, Examples and Types all discribe here. Natural resources are ‘naturally-occurring resources’ that are developed without human interference. Air, sunlight, water, soil, stone, plants, animals, and fossil fuels are just a few examples of natural resources.

Natural resources are naturally occurring items that are beneficial to man or could be useful in possible technological, economic, or social circumstances, as well as supplies derived from the ground, such as food, building and clothing materials, fertilisers, metals, water, and geothermal power. Natural resources have long been the purview of natural scientists.

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Types of Natural Resources Examples in Hindi

प्राकृतिक संसाधन ‘स्वाभाविक रूप से पाए जाने वाले संसाधन’ हैं जो मानव हस्तक्षेप के बिना विकसित होते हैं।  हवा, सूरज की रोशनी, पानी, मिट्टी, पत्थर, पौधे, जानवर और जीवाश्म ईंधन प्राकृतिक संसाधनों के कुछ उदाहरण हैं।

प्राकृतिक संसाधन स्वाभाविक रूप से उत्पन्न होने वाली वस्तुएं हैं जो मनुष्य के लिए फायदेमंद हैं या संभावित तकनीकी, आर्थिक या सामाजिक परिस्थितियों में उपयोगी हो सकती हैं, साथ ही साथ जमीन से प्राप्त आपूर्ति, जैसे भोजन, भवन और कपड़ों की सामग्री, उर्वरक, धातु, पानी, और  भूतापीय उर्जा।  प्राकृतिक संसाधन लंबे समय से प्राकृतिक वैज्ञानिकों के दायरे में रहे हैं।

 

Types of Natural Resources

There are 2 types of natural resources based on their availability:

 

Renewable resources

Renewable resources are those that are available in an endless quantity and can be used over and over again. Forest, wind, and water, for example.

Despite renewable energy is frequently considered a new technology, it has long been utilised for heating, transportation, and lighting. Windmills process grain and powerboats that sail the seas. During the day, the sun has brought warmth and has assisted in the lighting of fires that have lasted well into the evening. However, during the last 500 years or so, mankind has increasingly turned to dirtier, less expensive energy sources.

The different types of renewable resources include:

  • Solar energy
  • Hydro energy
  • Tidal energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Biomass Energy

 

Non-Renewable Resources

Non-renewable resources are restricted in quantity due to their non-renewable nature and their availability may run out in the future. Minerals, fossil fuels, and other natural resources are examples.

Oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy are the main examples of nonrenewable resources. Fossil fuels are made up of oil, natural gas, and coal.
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Natural Resources Examples

We need to conserve the natural resources, because:

  • Irrational use and overuse of these natural resources have resulted in a number of socioeconomic and environmental issues.
  • Natural resources are non-renewable and are only available in finite quantities.
  • These natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce as the world’s population grows.
  • Natural resources that aren’t renewable require millions of years to form.

Because these natural resources are depleting at an alarming rate, it is critical that we conserve them. Apart from that, it has a negative impact on the environment, which harms living beings indirectly.

We can, however, conserve these natural resources if we follow a few simple guidelines in our daily lives.

Some ways to help our nature in the conservation of the natural resources are as follows:

  • Use a renewable energy source such as solar or wind energy.
  • More trees should be planted to minimise soil erosion.
  • Oil should be transported via pipes.
  • Industrial sewage and waste are treated before being dumped into aquatic bodies.
  • Include a rainwater collection system in your home.
  • In the house, use biogas.
  • Ascertain that the wastes are recycled.

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FAQs on Types of Natural Resources Examples and Definition

What are the popular  natural resources?

Natural resources include oil, coal, natural gas, metals, stone, sand, air, sunlight, soil, water, animals, birds, fish, and vegetation.

What is the definition of a natural resource?

Natural resources are Earth-derived materials that are used to sustain life and meet human requirements.

Air, sunlight, soil, and water are examples of natural resources.

Name a natural resource that is the most used.

Water is without a doubt the most plentiful resource on the earth. Water covers around 72 per cent of our globe. It is also the most used natural resource on the planet.

What role do natural resources play in the nation?

Any country’s development is dependent on its resources. For example, fossil fuels are required to provide energy, and mineral resources are required for industrial development.

Is wood a naturally occurring resource?

Wood is a valuable natural resource and one of the few renewable ones.

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