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The Textile Industry in India: Changing Trends and Employment Challenges

Bindu Oberoi


The Indian textile industry is one of the oldest in the country, going back several centuries. The industry experienced recession from the mid-1960s to the 1980s. However, this trend is reversed after the early 1990s when home demand for textiles products and exports increased substantially. What factors have contributed to the growth of the industry? What kinds of changes have occurred in the structure of exports of the industry and what are their implications? Has the growth of this labour-intensive industry generated adequate employment? This book addresses such debates and examines the pro ... More

Keywords: textile industry, exports, consumption, labour-intensive, employment, production, structure, growth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199469352
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469352.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bindu Oberoi, author
Associate Professor of Economics, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, India India.