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Social sector

Social sector is one of several terms created as alternatives to nonprofit sector and nongovernmental sector. The latter are seen as putting an emphasis on what this sector is not, rather than calling attention to its focus on a social mission.[1] Other terms that have been proposed are voluntary sector, third sector, independent sector and mission-based sector.

Social Sector In India

In the current Indian society we see that there is a growing realization that social sector is an inseparable element of any economy. In India social sector is not a new event. Attempts at creating an apt social sector is seen from the times of independence. The need for a social sector in India prevails due to presence of social and economic inequalities. India is strongly divided between the “haves” and the “have-nots”. There is evident growth only for the minority and not for the masses.[2] Therefore in India the social sector mainly aims to improve the conditions of the weaker sections, the disadvantaged, the discriminated and the disabled.


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