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The eight core sectors/industries of India are :-

Coal weight: 10.33%
Crude Oil weight: 8.98%
Natural Gas weight: 6.88%
Refinery Products weight: 28.04%
Fertilizers weight: 2.63%
Steel weight: 17.92%
Cement weight: 5.37%
Electricity weight: 19.85%

 


In India, in the overall Index of Industrial Production, the Indices of Eight Core Industries have a combined weight of 37-90%. Which of the following are among those Eight Core Industries? (UPSC Prelims 2012)

  1. Cement
  2. Fertilizers
  3. Natural gas
  4. Refinery products
  5. Textiles

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 5 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


 In the ‘Index of Eight Core Industries’, which one of the following is given the highest weight? 

(a) Coal production

(b) Electricity generation

(c) Fertilizer production

(d) Steel production


The eight core industries in decreasing order of their weightage: Refinery Products> Electricity> Steel> Coal> Crude Oil> Natural Gas> Cement> Fertilizers.


Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI)

The ICI is a production volume index prepared and released by the Office of the Economic Adviser (OEA), Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GOI.


Index of Industrial production (IIP)

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is an index for India which details out the growth of various sectors in an economy such as mineral mining, electricity and manufacturing. It is compiled and published monthly by the National Statistics Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.


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