Meaning of Infrastructure
Infrastructure provides the supporting services in the main areas of industrial and agricultural production, transport, trade and commerce. These services include roads, railways, ports, dams, gas and oil pipelines, schools and colleges, sanitary system, irrigation facilities, banks, insurance etc. Some the facilities affect the working system of production directly while the others do it indirectly by helping build the social sector of the country.
Infrastructure can be divided into two categories namely,
- Economic infrastructure: Related to energy, communication and transportation
- Social Infrastructure: Related to health and housing