Woolen Textile Sector



Woolen Textile Sector:

The Woolen Textile sector is one of the promising sector of Indian Textile Industry. It is an Organized and Decentralized Sector. The major part of the industry is rural based. This sector provides ample employment opportunities to around 27 lakh people for different responsibilities across the country. The Indian Woolen Sector can be categorized into following segments:

  • Organized Sector: Composite Mills, Combine Mills, Worsted and Non Worsted Spinning Units, Machine Made Carpets Manufacturing Units.
  • Decentralized Sector: Hosiery and Knitting, Powerloom, Hand Knotted Carpets, Druggest &
  • Namdahs

The Total no. of registered units: 665

India is the 7th largest producer of wool, and has 1.8% share in total world production. The production of wool in

2005-06 was 55 million. kg. and it is expected to have 57.20 million. kg. in yr 2006-07.

The share of apparel grade is 5%, carpet grade is 85%, and coarse grade is 10% of the total production of raw wool.

Industry is highly dependent on import of raw wool material, due to inadequate production. The woolen exports in 2005-06 were Rs. 2098.27 crores and it is estimated to Rs. 2360.55 crores for the year of 2006-07.

Govt. of India has taken initiatives such as,
  • Improvement of fiber
  • Quality Processing of Wool

These programs are being taken care by Central Wool Development Board, Jodhpur.