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Social Science: Agriculture - Technological and Institutional Reforms for Agriculture

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"Agriculture gives boost to the industrial sector." Support the statement with arguments.

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Solution

The following points highlight the importance of agriculture in the industrial sector.

1. Agriculture provides basic raw material to the industrial sector. For example, it provides cotton to cloth industry and sugarcane to sugar industry.
2. Agriculture provides market to the industrial sector. This implies that the people engaged in the agriculture sector consume the products produced by the industries. Some such products are soaps, fridges and television sets.
3. The most important support that agriculture offers to the industrial sector is the provision of wage-goods (food grains). In simple words, agriculture sector feeds the industrial labourers and keeps them healthy, thereby making them more productive.

Thus, we can conclude that agriculture gives boost to the industrial sector.

Concept: Technological and Institutional Reforms for Agriculture
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