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Q.15:- Why despite the implementation of green revolution, 65% of our population continued to be engaged in the agriculture sector till 1990?

 

Answer:- 
The structural change in composition of GDP shows that India is on the path of sustained devel- opihent. But the occupational structure pattern shows that India is still underdeveloped. When nearly 60.8 per cent of the working force is engaged in agriculture where productivity is low and employment uncertain this would surely lead to low per capita income and widespread poverty for the rural masses which form about 72.2 per cent of India’s population. It also means that ex¬cessive pressure of population on land would be a hindrance in the way of productivity improve¬ment in agriculture sector.