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 […]

Biotech Industry of India

India’s first biotech firm Biocon was established in 1978. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology setup in Hyderabad in 1981, and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) was established in 1986. Today, India is among the top 12 biotech destinations in the world and ranks third in the Asia-Pacific region. India is also home to second-highest number […]

Structural Changes in Indian Industries

There key changes that occurred in the Industrial structure of the country during planning period are as follows: Overall industrial production went up by 5 to 6 times In last 65 years,  Industrial overall production went up by five-six times, making India one of the top 10 most Industrial nations of the world. The industrial […]

Progress of Indian Industries during Five Year Plans

The analysis of progress of Indian Industries during the five year plans should be done in the light of achievements and failures during planning era. The achievements and failures are shown in the below graphics: Industrialization helped in development of strong industrial base At the time of Independence, India was an underdeveloped economy. Even today, […]

Industrial Growth Trends in India Since 1951

The structure of industries is dynamic and keep changing from time to time. The change in Industrial structure or Industrial development or growth during the planning era can be divided into four phases discussed as follows First Phase of High Growth The first phase was of high growth between beginning of first plan to end […]

Silk Arts in India

The Brocades of Banaras Varanasi is famous for its finest silk Sarees and brocades. These Sarees are known for rich and intricately woven motifs of leaf, flowers, fruits, birds, etc. on a soft color background. They are enriched with intricate borders and heavily decorated pallus. The centre is also known for its gauzi silver and […]