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Production of Cloth by Mills, Handlooms and Powerlooms.

Year
Mills
(Million Sq. M)
Percent share of mills (%)
Handloom
(Million Sq. M)
Percent share of Handlooms (%)
Powerloom
(Million
Sq. M)
Percent share of Powerlooms (%)
Total

1980-81

4533

36.43

3109

24.98

4802

38.59

12444

1981-82

3987

32.39

3046

24.75

5275

42.86

12308

1982-83

3006

25.73

3234

27.68

5445

46.60

11685

1983-84

3654

27.87

3429

26.16

6026

45.97

13109

1984-85

3593

26.52

3639

26.86

6316

46.62

13548

1985-86

3544

20.59

4135

24.02

9534

55.39

17213

1986-87

3483

19.42

4305

24.00

10149

56.58

17937

1987-88

3178

17.68

4370

24.31

10429

58.01

17977

1988-89

2902

14.50

3993

19.95

13123

65.56

20018

1989-90

2667

12.95

3924

19.05

14007

68.00

20598

1990-91

2589

11.29

4295

18.73

16044

69.98

22928

1991-92

2376

10.52

4123

18.25

16089

71.23

22588

1992-93

2000

7.99

5219

20.84

17826

71.18

25045

1993-94

1990

7.24

5851

21.30

19631

71.46

27472

1994-95

2271

8.06

6180

21.93

19724

70.01

28175

1995-96

2019

6.42

7202

22.89

22239

70.69

31460

1996-97

1957

5.71

7456

21.74

24885

72.56

34298


Source: Compendium of Textile Statistics, 1998, Office of the Textile Commissioner, Mumbai

Not only have power-looms outstripped the mills in terms of production, their contribution to total cloth exports was, in 1995-96, a whopping 80 percent, as compared to a mere 18.5 percent contributed by the mill sector.

Other STATISTICS

Post-Independence Progress of Indian Textile Mill Industry
Post-Independence Progress of Ahmedabad Textile Mill Industry
Total Production and Exports of Cloth by India
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