Development of Garment Manufacturing Industry in India

When it comes to Garment and Textiles industry, India is among the largest producers after China. This article acquaints you with diverse, complex yet fascinating colossal field of Garment and Textiles industry of India. The fundamental and strong base of industry depends upon wide variety of fibres, yarns from natural jute, cotton, silk, wool to man-made stuff like polyester, viscose, acrylic and nylon.

The industry has witnessed a remarkable growth over decades primarily due to effective liberalization of trade and economic policies. Another reason for the immense development could be due to the rising fashion consciousness among individuals. Manufacturers are the one who play key role in co-ordinating various production channels. Indian industries are capital, technology and labour intensive in nature. The nation is fast emerging as the tech-savvy structured garment manufacturing unit with the label of IT hub. With an immaculate base of novice technology, high productivity can achieved in garments like trousers, jackets, T-shirts etc.

Besides technology, country also blessed with skilled labour. Some of the most tech-savvy manufacturing mills are Silver Spark and Everblue (house of Raymonds), Monte Carlo, Oswal Group, Nahar Group, Vardhman, Greatway, Goyal Knitwears, Mohini, Tesco, M&S and Bhandari. Some of the major factors linked to Indian Garment Industry are:

Integrated Work Culture: Vertical and horizontal integrated units present in the industries help maintaining the work culture smooth and error-free. All the major procedures are done in-house except few jobs like accumulating yarn, dying, knitting, embroidery, printing etc can be extended to outhouse job workers.

High Technology: The industrial centre is well-equipped with string of processes in order to provide innovation, creation and value-addition to apparels which are in high demand among the buyers. Regular up-gradation in machineries and tools makes the manufacturing process easy and hassle-free.

Extensive Government Support: The Government aid is also streamed in towards the development and up-gradation of Technology in Textile Industry. Union Finance Ministry extended even the monetary help for the all around progress of Indian textile sector. Govt. come up with different yet exciting policies packages for various manufacturing units located all over the nation.

Major Exporters: All the big brand manufacturing firms play a role of major exporters, up-lifting the Indian economy. The garment manufacturing units contributed 14% to industrial production, 4% to GDP and 17% to export revenues as per the census of 2006.

Employment Generation: Indian Garment Industry is closely linked to fashion industry. Both sectors grow hand in hand. With growth in these two segments, employment opportunities increase manifolds. The increased level of fashion conscious people increases the need for creative yet skilful labour. India is known to be an ultimate blend of mature clothing industry with vast and trained manpower.

India with expanding its intellectual and manufacturing base with support of infrastructural, technological and IT sector has given real essence of global success. Some of the garment industry hubs are Ludhiana, Delhi, Bangalore, Tirupur, Jaipur and Delhi etc. who have marked a niche in garment manufacturing industry while producing high quality products over a period of time.

About the author

Puneet Gopal is CEO of A4Creations, a leading garment industry in India, which is located in Ludhiana (Punjab). The garment firm deals in various types of article of clothing. Prime arenas of garments of A4Creations are T-shirts, men’s wear, kids wear and boy’s wear.


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