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The development of infrastructure is a prerequisite for industrialisation in any country. In the pre-Independence period, basic infrastructure was not developed and therefore, industrialisation progressed at a very  slow pace. The process of industrialisation cannot be sustained without adequate transportation and communication facilities, fuel and energy, and basic and heavy industries. The private sector did not show any initiative to invest in heavy industries or develop it in any manner. They did not have trained personnel or finances to immediately establish heavy industries which was the requirement of the economy. It was only the government which could mobilise huge capital, coordinate industrial construction and train technicians and workforce. Rail, road, sea and air transport was the responsibility of the government, and their expansion has contributed to the pace of industrialisation and ensured future economic growth. The public sector enterprises were to operate in certain spheres. Investments were to be made to: (a) Give infrastructure to the core sector, which requires huge capital investment, complex and upgraded technology, big and effective organisation structures like steel plants, power generation plants, civil aviation, railways, petroleum, state trading, coal, etc; (b) Give a lead in investment to the core sector where private sectorThe development of infrastructure is a prerequisite for industrialisation in any country. In the pre-Independence period, basic infrastructure was not developed and therefore, industrialisation progressed at a very  slow pace. The process of industrialisation cannot be sustained without adequate transportation and communication facilities, fuel and energy, and basic and heavy industries. The private sector did not show any initiative to invest in heavy industries or develop it in any manner. They did not have trained personnel or finances to immediately establish heavy industries which was the requirement of the economy. It was only the government which could mobilise huge capital, coordinate industrial construction and train technicians and workforce. Rail, road, sea and air transport was the responsibility of the government, and their expansion has contributed to the pace of industrialisation and ensured future economic growth. The public sector enterprises were to operate in certain spheres. Investments were to be made to: (a) Give infrastructure to the core sector, which requires huge capital investment, complex and upgraded technology, big and effective organisation structures like steel plants, power generation plants, civil aviation, railways, petroleum, state trading, coal, etc; (b) Give a lead in investment to the core sector where private sector enterprises are not functioning in the desired direction, like fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, petro-chemicals, newsprint, medium and heavy engineering; (c) Give direction to future investments like hotels, project management, consultancies, textiles, automobiles, etc.enterprises105 are not functioning in the desired direction, like fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, petro-chemicals, newsprint, medium and heavy engineering; (c) Give direction to future investments like hotels, project management, consultancies, textiles, automobiles, etc.