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Core sector

Posted on : 24 Feb 2020

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  • Core industry can be defined as the main industry of the economy.
  • In most countries, there is particular industry that seems to be backbone of all other industries and it qualifies to be the core industry.
  • In India, there are eight core sectors comprising of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity.
  • The electricity has the maximum weight of 10.32% followed by Steel (6.68%), Petroleum Refinery (5.94%), Crude Oil production (5.22 %), Coal production (4.38 %), Cement (2.41%), Natural Gas production (1.71 %) and Fertilizer production (1.25%).
  • These eight Core Industries comprise nearly 40% of weight of items included in Index of Industrial Production (IIP), which measures factory output.

Article Related Questions

  1. Which of the following is not a core sector?

  2. 1.Automobile

    2.Fertilizer

    3.Cement

    4.Electricity

    Right Ans : Automobile

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