Economic Survey 2016-17: Chapter-07: Clothes and Shoes: Can India Reclaim Low Skill Manufacturing?

In this chapter, the survey has focussed on manufacturing sector, particularly, the textiles and leather industry, and asked the government to do as much good as possible for these sectors. It says that on one hand, India is celebrating its demographic dividend, while on other hand, the state has failed in providing good jobs to […]


ESDM Industry in India

India is one of the largest growing electronics market in the world with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of around 66.1%. In 2015, this industry has a market size of USD31.6 billion and is expected to grow to USD 400 billion by 2020. In India, the electronics market is divided into 6 segments viz. […]

Problems of India’s Jute Industry

India’s first jute factory in India was established at Rishira, near Kolkata in 1854. Prior to independence, India had monopoly in the both production of raw jute and jute manufacturing. However, Jute industry is marred with several problems right since independence. The first major blow to this sector was given by Partition.  On partition, most […]

Cotton Textile Industries in India

Textile industry contributes 14% to industrial production and 4 per cent to GDP. With employment to 45 million people, textile industry is one of the largest source of employment generation in the country. The industry accounts for nearly 13 per cent of total export earnings of India. Historical Bits First Cotton Mill of India Bowreah […]

Leather Industry in India : Key Facts

Leather Industry has a prominent place in Indian Economy because of its substantial export earnings and employment generation. As of 2015, some 25 Lakh persons are employed in the leather industry in India. The industry is demand driven. The demand of leather comes from fashion, footwear, interior design and automotive industries. India was once a […]