Share of Agriculture in Employment in India

Employment in the agriculture Sector as Share of Total Employment in 2004-05 was 52.1%, making it single largest private sector occupation. In 1951, when India’s population was 361 million, the people engaged in agriculture were around 98 million out of 140 million total working population. This comes out to be around 70%. We can say that in last 6 decades a substantial part of our population has been dependent upon agriculture.

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