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Ludhiana Textiles Industry

The industries are engaged in the production of bicycle and its components, sewing machines and parts of machines, ready-made garments, and hosiery goods. Among all these industries textile industry in Ludhiana is the most important.

Ludhiana occupies a vital position in the industrial scenario of Punjab and even India. It is even called the industrial capital of Punjab. Ludhiana is one of the principal producers of woolen and acrylic knitwear, apart from it also uses cotton and blended fiber to produce hosiery, knitwear and various ready-made garments. Ludhiana contributes to nearly 21% of all the industries and more than 28% of the output of Punjab.

The textile industry in Ludhiana makes use of both natural fibers like cotton, silk, jute and wool and artificial fibers such as polyester, viscose, nylon, acrylic and blended fibers. These industries produce T-Shirts, shirts, pullovers, cardigans, track suits, socks, jersey, sweat shirts, gloves, shawls, inner garments, etc.

The textile industry of Ludhiana mainly fulfills the requirements of the domestic market, although for nearly ten years it has also exported its products. Nearly 99% of textile industries in Ludhiana are small scale. The Ludhiana textile industry has about 10,000 industrial units, comprising of exporters, brand producers and high-scale manufacturers. The industry employs more than five hundred thousand skilled workers. The textile industry of Ludhiana thus provides employment to many people. It is also the backbone of Ludhiana’s economy. Ludhiana textile has been dressing up India for a long time now.