The evolution of the textile as well as the garment industry in India, if nothing, has been quite dramatic. In fact the Indian textile industry is hugely diverse much like the nation itself. As strong as this industry is, it derives this innate vigour from its wide range of fibres or yarns, right from the natural ones like cotton, wool, jute and silk, to the synthetic ones of the likes of polyester, nylon, acrylic and viscose. While the sector was no less than thriving under the British Rule, it was only after independence that the Indian textile industry shot up like never before. Thanks to the 5-years plans, the sector saw a steep rise, of the magnitude of 22 million in production in 1982, just double of what it was in 1951. It further registered an increase and went up to 26 million, by the end of the year 1989.
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For several years, India has enjoyed the position of being the second largest producer exporter of textiles in the world. According to reports, the total Indian textile industry, including domestic & exports, is expected to reach $223 billion by 2021, rising from $89 billions in 2011. Statistics reveal that the country has overtaken countries such as Italy, Germany, and Bangladesh, to emerge as the second largest textile exporter, the largest being China. The good news is that due to rising labor costs, China is gradually losing its competitive edge. There are also several other factors contributing to the downfall of China’s textile exports, such as, appreciating currency value, rising material & energy costs, and a high focus on the domestic market. The decline in China’s market share in textiles provides an opportunity for India to excel in this sector. Further, the abundant availability of raw materials, huge domestic market, improved economic conditions, and Government initiatives such as “Make In India” are some of the advantages that fuel the solid performance of the Indian textile industry for export.