Geography

Northern population region is economically dependent on ______.


ANSWER

tourism


SOLUTION
  • The Indian part of Himalayas extends over 10 states covering 95 districts and an area of 5 lakh km2. It comprises over 16% of the country’s geographical area.
  • The Himalayas are diverse in people, climate, ecology, soil, flora & fauna.
  • The economy in the Himalayas is as diverse as its topography.
  •  It ranges from the subsistence level economy of the migratory pastoralists and small farmers to the prosperity of the fruit and tea estate owners.
  •  Other activities include traditional crafts and skills, casual labour, employment in the fruit processing industries, the tea gardens, in the tourism and in pilgrimage industry.
  •  Economic changes, an increase in population and urbanization, tourism, the building of communication lines into the remotest reaches have further taken their toll on this region.
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