What was the stage of secondary sector (industry) at the time of independence?



(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.