The economic activities of a country can be classified into three namely-primary, secondary and tertiary sector.
The primary sector of economic activities is those which requires the direct use of natural resources. For example, agriculture, fishing etc.,
The economic activities in which the natural products takes other forms through other manufacturing activities are known as Secondary Sector. For example, Sugarcane gets converted to sugar or jaggery after going through manufacturing processes.
The economic activities that help the development of the primary and secondary sectors are called Tertiary Sector. For example, banking, transportation etc.,
1. The Primary sector is the fundamental or basic sector of the three.
2. This is because it produces raw materials for the manufacturing of goods in the secondary sector.
3. The secondary sector collects these raw materials and makes use of them in the industries.
4. The manufactured goods are then used by the tertiary sector for providing goods and services to all.
5. The tertiary sector is the money earning one, and it supports the growth of the primary and secondary sector.
6. Without the primary sector the secondary sector would not survive, and without the tertiary sector, the primary would not survive.
Hence, all the three sectors of the Indian economy are highly interdependent on each other.
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