Q. 155.0( 2 Votes )

Analyse the recent trends in sectoral distribution of workforce in India.

Answer :

The economy is divided into three major sectors -

Primary Sector


Secondary Sector and


Tertiary (Service) Sector


1. Primary sector is the major source of employment for majority of workers in India


2. Secondary sector provides employment to about 24% of workforce


3. Service sector covers 27% of the workforce


In urban areas service sector is the more major source of livelihood where as in rural areas agriculture is the major source of livelihood.


The table given below will compare the engagement of work force in the three sectors in rural and urban areas



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