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Top 6 Textile Sectors in India


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Find out about the top 6 textile sectors in India. And these sectors helped India to become the second largest producer of garments and textiles in the world.

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Top 6 Textile Sectors in India

  1. 1. Top 6 Textile Sectors in India
  2. 2. Textile industry in India is counted as one of the strengths of our country. The fact that our country, India is the second largest producer of garments and textiles in the entire world is a matter of pride! The two main reasons behind our flourishing textile industry, is the abundance of raw materials and the availability of workforce. India has a promising future in the textile front, as a steady growth is indicated in this sector. Check out the next slides to see sector wise analysis of the individual textile sectors in our country and how they contribute to the industry as a whole.
  3. 3. 1. Cotton Sector The cotton sector in India is highly developed it is ranked as the second most advanced sector in the Indian textile scenario. There are profusely spread cotton textile companies all over the country by means of which a large number of people are employed. According to an estimate I 2011, there were around 1719 cotton mills in India.
  4. 4. 2. Man -Made Fibers It is estimated that this sector has a 62% share in India’s total textile production. If cotton is the second largest sector, then this sector is the undisputed chart topper! Man-made or artificial fiber comprises of clothes produced with filament synthetic yarns. Nylon, rayon, spandex are a few distinctly used and manufactured synthetic fibers in India. Indorama Industries private limited, for example is one of the largest spandex manufacturers in India.
  5. 5. 3. Jute Sector Jute is popularly known as the “Golden Fiber” in India. The Jute production is the highest in the eastern regions of India like West Bengal and Assam. Jute industry has experienced a recent boom when the use of jut has been popularized again, as an environmental friendly replacement of plastic. India is the largest jute producer in the world!
  6. 6. 4. Handloom Sector Handloom industry is the mark of our tradition and culture. It is a budding industry in India with a propitious growth rate. Handloom industry can be credited with the direct employment of nearly 65 lakh people. With effective government involvement, the Self Help Groups (SHGs) are now protected against competition from other modern textile companies in India.
  7. 7. 5. Woolen Sector India accounts for almost 2% of wool produced in the world! Wool industry in India is small, scattered but steady and it can be ranked as the 7th largest producer of wool in the world. 40% of wool in India is produced in Punjab alone, followed by Haryana and UP.
  8. 8. 6. Silk Sector India can be ranked as the second largest producer of silk worldwide! This sector also, engages a lot of employment as this industry is quite labor intensive. India alone produces around 18% of the silk in the world. With all these textile industries together, India becomes one of the leading countries in the world manufacturing and exporting textiles across and around the Globe.
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