## Chapter 2

NCERT
Class 10
Economics
Solutions

### Question:

Complete the above table to show how sectors are dependent on each other.

Example What Does This Show
Imagine what would happen if farmers
refuse to sell sugarcane to a particular
sugar mill. The mill will have to shut
down. Imagine what would happen to
cotton cultivation if companies decide
not to buy from the Indian market and
import all cotton they need from other
countries. Indian cotton cultivation will
become less profitable and the farmers
may even go bankrupt, if they cannot
quickly switch to other crops. Cotton
prices will fall. Farmers buy many
goods such as tractors, pumpsets,
electricity equipments, pesticides and
fertilizers. Imagine what would happen
if the price of fertilizers or pumpsets go
up. Cost of cultivation of the farmers will
rise and their profits will be reduced.
People working in industrial and service
sector need food. Imagine what would happen
if there is a strike by transporters and lorries
refuse to take vegetables, milk, etc from rural
areas. Food will become scarce in urban areas
whereas farmers will be unable to sell their products.
This is an example of the secondary
or industrial
sector being dependent on the primary,

Example What Does This Show
Imagine what would happen if farmers
refused to sell sugarcane to a particular
sugar mill. The mill will have to shut down.
Imagine what would happen to cotton
cultivation if companies decide not to
buy from the Indian market and import
all the cotton they need from other countries.
Indian cotton cultivation will become less
profitable and the farmers may even go
bankrupt if they cannot quickly switch to
other crops. Cotton prices will fall.
This is an example of the secondary or industrial
sector being dependent on the primary.
This is an example of a primary sector that is
dependent on a secondary sector.
Farmers buy many goods, such as tractors,
pump sets, electricity, pesticides, and fertilizers.
Imagine what would happen if the price of fertilisers
or pump sets went up. The cost of cultivation for the
farmers will rise, and their profits will be reduced.
This is an example of the primary sector, i.e.,
agriculture, being dependent on the
secondary sector, i.e., industry.
People working in the industrial and service sectors
need food. Imagine what would happen if there was
a strike by transporters and lorries refused to take
vegetables, milk, etc. from rural areas. Food will
become scarce in urban areas, and farmers will be
unable to sell their products.
This is an example of the primary sector
being dependent on the
tertiary sector