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Post-Independence Progress of Indian Textile Mill Industry.

Year

Number of  Mills

Spindles
(Million)

Looms
(Thousand)

Rotors
(Thousand)

Workers

1951

378

11.00

195.00

-

785000

1956

412

12.05

203.00

-

N.A.

1961

479

13.66

199.00

-

918000

1966

575

16.12

209.00

-

931000

1971

664

17.88

208.40

-

947000

1976

618

19.36

207.75

-

1028000

1981

693

21.23

207.90

5.00

1179000

1986

984

26.02

208.44

11.51

-

1991

1062

26.67

177.81

66.92

1108000

1996*

2249(1569)

32.80(31.75)

132.18

235.42(226)

1029000

1997*

2514(1719)

34.59(33.148)

124.15

300.34(276.289)

1027000

1998 *

2583(1782)

35.39(33.88)

123.84

339(313)

1010000

1999(P)

2652

35.59

123.75

356

1011000

* Including small spinning units. (795 in 1997) (Figures in brackets): Excluding Small Spinning Units.
(P): ProvisionalSource: ICMF Handbook, 27th Edition; Pg. 22 (1998), ICMF Handbook, 17th Edition; 1983 and ICMF Annual Reports, 1999; 2000.

Summary :
Table 1 shows that since Independence, there has been an overall growth
in the number of textile mills and the employment generated by them.
While the spinning mills have registered a three-fold increase in the number
of spindles, the number of looms has actually decreased. Rotors, which came on the scene post-1975, have registered a 70-fold increase in number.

Other STATISTICS

Post-Independence Progress of Ahmedabad Textile Mill Industry
Total Production and Exports of Cloth by India
Production of Cloth by Mills, Handlooms and Powerlooms.
Export Shares of Mills, Power-looms and Handlooms
Value of Exports of Indian Textiles (1993 - 2000)
Share of Textile Exports in the Exports of all commodities from India.
Exports of Textiles and Clothing - World and India