12 Months agoOne of India's oldest industries and its second largest employer, the textile sector is a key investment destination for manufacturers around the world.
The Indian textile industry exhibits rich cultural heritage of India with wide variety of fabrics, techniques and hues that reflect the diverse set of people and traditions across the country. One of the oldest industries in India, it covers an extensive spectrum of segments, from hand woven/hand-spun, unorganized segment on one end to capital and technology intensive organized segment on the other. India is the largest producer of Jute in the world and is the second largest producer of silk and cotton globally.
This sector offers tremendous employment opportunities for people, especially in the rural regions. The textile sector in India accounts for 10% of the country’s manufacturing production, 5% of India’s GDP, and 13% of India’s exports earnings. Textile and apparel sector is the second largest employment provider in the country employing nearly 51 million people directly and 68 million people indirectly in 2015-16.