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  • The Textile industry in India is one of the largest in the world with a large raw material base and manufacturing strength across the value chain.
  • India is the 2nd largest producer of MMF Fibre. India is the 6th largest exporter of Textiles & Apparel in the world.
  • India became the second-largest manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits in the world.
  • India is the 6th largest producer of Technical Textiles with a 6% Global Share (12% CAGR), the largest producer of cotton & jute in the world.30
  • India is:

- The second-largest producer of silk in the world

- Largest consumer and the second-largest producer of cotton with 6 Mn tons of cotton production every year which is about 23% of the world cotton

  • India is a global leader in jute production, accounting for about 70% of estimated world production.1
  • The total number of looms installed in the jute industry was 48,322, as of 01 January 2018. The installed spindles in jute mills other than 100 % export oriented units were 7,48,612. The maximum installed capacity in jute mills other than 100% export-oriented is about 2.75 mn tonnes annually. 1
  • The industry contributes to 7% of industrial output in value terms, 2% of India’s GDP and 12% of the country’s export earnings. 2
  • Four International Expos – Indian Handwoven and Home textiles Sourcing were participated by Handloom Export Promotion Council in different countries on virtual mode during March 2021 at Australia & New Zealand; USA & Canada; Japan and Spain, France & Italy.
  • Cotton production supports 5.8 Million farmers & 40-50 mn people in allied sectors. India is also the second-largest producer of silk in the world and 95% of the world’s hand-woven fabric comes from India.
  • As per the 4th All India Handloom Census 2019-20, there are 35.22 lakh handloom workers across the country.
  • The Textile industry in India is one of the largest sources of employment generation in the country. The sector engages 16.73 lakhs of people consisting of 10.28 % of the total employment share.

ICC has recommended measures for the Indian textile industry to combat COVID-19