India is the third largest cotton textile manufacturing country in the world

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The cotton textile industry is one of the most widely distributed industries of India.

The Cotton textile industry

India is the third largest cotton textile manufacturing country in the world after the USA and the UK. It is the third largest exporter of cotton textile after Japan and the USA. Cotton textile is a major industry in India as it directly or indirectly supports more than nearly 40 per cent of the country's labour force.
Cotton textile industry is divided into power-loom and hand -loom sectors. The most important cotton mills in power loom are located in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. They account for three – fourths of the total output of yarn and cotton cloth. The remaining one – fourth is produced by West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, etc.
Handloom industry is located in every Indian state, however small it may be, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Kanpur, Delhi and Howrah are important centres.
The Rajasthan, Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab, Bihar, and Assam are other important states.

The main manufacturing centres
The cotton textile industry is one of the most widely distributed industries of India. However, it is more concentrated in the cotton – growing tracts of the drier western parts of the Peninsula and the Great plains. Maharashtra and Gujarat are the foremost cotton textile manufacturing states. In these States, Mumbai and Ahmedabad contribute about 50 per cent of the total installed looms and nearly half of India's cotton mill cloth. Mumbai and Ahmedabad Have emerged as the most important cotton manufacturing centres.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
2nd Aug 2015 (#)

You haven't seen the modern manufacturing mills for cotton using mechanisation. I have as my father was the General a Manager of National Textile Corporation in India managing over 16 mills and ALL the cotton growing areas of India.
I learnt his trade and you as a fashion designer only see finished material and think those men out there are the weavers. It's more sophisticated than that. I also know the way polyester is combined into cotton, the dying processes including etc. So I know the A-Z of the cotton industry.
Silk too as we have them in our farmlands.
What is the staple variety of cotton in India?
How many pickings can a single cotton plant have before quality dwindles etc.
I know it and have seen it from growth in the fields to selections of bales to the manufacturing of material that was exported around the world.
Btw, some of my clothes I wear as a model are my own designs done by family and material designed by dad too.
I am not NiFT or Prasad Bidappas whoring models but I know my fabrics from beginning to end.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
2nd Aug 2015 (#)

Which ramp do you model your clothes on?
I did mine in London, Paris, New Zealand and India. As my own brand name Peter Dias - Lady Aiyanna and yes it's has been featured on television for three different pageants.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
2nd Aug 2015 (#)

Karnataka has more units than Tamil Nadu that has water scarcity although it is prevalent out there. Kerala too.
My dad managed all these units in South India too.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
10th Aug 2015 (#)

An informative article.

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