India started her quest for industrial development after independence in 1947.There has been many industrial policies in the country since that time, the latest being the New Industrial Policy of 1991. With three-fourths of India's population residing in rural areas, 60% of the labour force constitutes agricultural industry. The remaining 23% is in services and 17% is in industry. Rice, wheat, cotton, jute, oilseed, sugarcane, tea and potatoes are some of the agricultural produce of our country. The service sector boasts of its financial companies, mortgage companies and insurance companies. Some of the important industries are textiles, steel, food processing, cement, mining, petroleum and machinery. India being the home to hills, rivers, beaches, deltas and deserts have much to offer to tourists. It houses many hotels and resorts to cater to its travel and tourism industry.
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