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 TEXTILE INDUSTRY
Fabric Manufacturing  

Renowned for achieving high quality standards in the art of weaving through centuries of experience, production of cloth in the millmade sector in 1998-99 was 1785 million sq.mtrs.  The production of cloth in the millmade sector, handloom sector and hosiery sector is given below.  The employment generation in cotton/manmade fibre textile industry is over one million.

Production of fabrics by sectors

(Unit: mn.sq.mtrs.)

Type of Fabrics

1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99
Mill Sector 2019 1957 1948 1785
Cotton 1159 1222 1238 1111
100% non- Cotton 258 247 244 230

Handloom Sector

7202 7456 7604 6790
Cotton 6239 6441 6699 5862
Blended 18 52 69 111
100% non- Cotton 945 963 836 817
Decentralised Powerloom Sector 17201 19352 20951 20552
Cotton 7014 7238 6652 5855
Blended  3137 3948 4481 4356
100% non- Cotton 7050 8166 9818 10341
Decentralised Hosiery Sector 5038 5533 6394 6533
Cotton 4488 4940 5403 5124
Blended 268 400 735 790
100% non- Cotton 282 193 256 619
All Sectors 31460 34298 36896 35660
Cotton 18900 19841 19992 17952
Blended 4025 4888 5751 5701
100% non- Cotton 8535 9569 11153 12007
Khadi Wool & Silk 498 540 540 540
Grand Total 31958 34839 37436 36200
    
Status Carpets Yarns Production Centres
Cotton Textiles Exports Fabric Major Items Of Export

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