(i) At the time of Independence, the process of
industrialisation was limited to plantation and textile industry. It was supported by imported ; machinery and technical know-how.
(ii) It didn’t generate employment opportunities due
to their capital intensive nature.
(iii) As a result, the percentage of work force engaged in the secondary or industrial sector declined from 12.6 in 1901 to 10.7 in 1951. As a result of this, our industrial sector was very much depressed on the eve of independence.