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.