(i) What is the percentage of people in the unorganized sector in agriculture? (ii) Do you agree that agriculture is an unorganized sector activity? Why? (iii) If we look at the country as a whole, we find that…..of the workers in India are in the unorganized sector. Organized sector employment is available to only about…..of the workers in India.

Q.:- The table below shows the estimated number of workers in India in the organized and unorganized sectors. Read the table carefully. Fill in the missing data and answer the questions that follow. 

Table 2.3 Workers in Different Sectors (in Millions)

Sector

Organized

Unorganized

Total

Primary

2

240

242

Secondary

9

54

63

Tertiary

17

76

93

Total

28

370

398

Total in Percentage

7%

93%

100%

(i) What is the percentage of people in the unorganized sector in agriculture?
(ii) Do you agree that agriculture is an unorganized sector activity? Why?
(iii) If we look at the country as a whole, we find that…..of the workers in India are in the unorganized sector. Organized sector employment is available to only about…..of the workers in India.

Answer:-

(i) It is not possible to answer this question, as the proportion of agriculture sector people out of the total number of people in unorganized sector is not given.

(ii) Yes, agriculture in India is an activity of the unorganized sector, because
(a) Most of the workers working in agriculture are not paid on regular basis.
(b) Agriculture sector faces the problem of underemployment.
(c) They are not given appointment letters, there is no security of job and there is no system of leaves or weekly offs.
(d) Most of the farmers are dependent on moneylenders and relatives for their loan requirements.
(iii) 93%, 7%