Handloom and Khadi Industries in India

It is one of the oldest industries in India. The industry provides employment to about 10 million people and contributes over 23% of the total cloth production in the country. The khadi and handloom industries are located in many Indian states such as Tamil Nadu, Manipur, West Bengal, Nagaland, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Rajasthan.

Problems Faced by Khadi and Handloom Industries

  • Insufficient and inferior quality of raw materials
  • Lack of technical skills among poor craftsmen
  • Old and obsolete technology used in the industries
  • Goods which are produced are no match to modern fast-changing fashion and designs
  • Stiff competition faced by mill-made cloth
  • Lack of capital and cheap credit facilities.


Woollen Industry in India

The woollen industry in India is not as developed as the cotton textile industry because the demand for woollen clothes is less as they are required only for three to four winter months mainly in northern India.

Jute Industry in India

Jute Industry is the second important agro-based industry in India after the cotton textiles industry. It is one of the principal earners of foreign exchange.

Silk Textile Industries in India

The first modern silk industry was set up at Howrah by the East India Company. India is one of the largest producers of silk in the world. It manufactures four varieties of silk

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