The contribution of the Secondary Sector, comprising industrial production, manufacturing and mining is estimated to reach 25.93%. The contribution of the Tertiary Sector, comprising all types of services, is now estimated to jump to 54.24%.
It may be noted that the share of the Primary Sector continues to slide down, even in comparison to the originally projected share of 21.10% for the current fiscal. While various budgetary initiatives in support of this sector, which were announced by me before this August House during the last two years, have helped in boosting some of the agricultural operations, much more will have to be done at the policy and delivery level. It will continue to be my endeavour to join in any other additional initiatives which can strengthen this basic sector of our economy.