Last Updated: August, 2013
The Indian wool and woollen textile industry is the seventh-largest in the world. The industry employed 2.7 million people in 2010-11. Rajasthan is the largest producer of wool, accounting for approximately 29 per cent of total production, followed by Karnataka at 17 per cent and Jammu & Kashmir as the third-largest contributor accounting for approximately 16 per cent share of total production.
India produced 44.7 million kg of indigenous raw wool during 2011-12. Out of the total indigenous raw wool production, only 5 per cent is apparel grade, while 10 per cent is coarse grade. The remaining 85 per cent is used for carpet manufacturing, which is a major source of export earnings.
The Wool & Woollens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC) participates in various international trade fairs and exhibitions, and facilitates member visits and trade delegations, etc.
Ministry of Textiles
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