Last Updated: March, 2015
The Indian wool and woollen textile industry is the seventh-largest in the world. The industry employed 2.7 million people in 2010-11. The main woollen items producing states of India are Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Punjab alone accounts for 40 per cent woollen units, while Haryana 27 per cent, Rajasthan for 10 per cent and the rest of the states account for the remaining 23 per cent.
India produced 46.4 million kg of indigenous raw wool during 2013-14. 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 Textile
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