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India’s textiles sector is one of the oldest industries in Indian economy dating back several centuries.
Even today, textiles sector is one of the largest contributors to India’s exports with approximately 15 per cent of total exports.
The Indian textiles industry is extremely varied, with the hand-spun and hand-woven textiles sectors at one end of the spectrum, while the capital intensive sophisticated mills sector at the other end of the spectrum.
The decentralised power looms/ hosiery and knitting sector form the largest component of the textiles sector.
The close linkage of the textile industry to agriculture (for raw materials such as cotton) and the ancient culture and traditions of the country in terms of textiles make the Indian textiles sector unique in comparison to the industries of other countries.