Textile City Bhilwara
Indian textile industry is to witness a drastic change in the quantitative restrictions on textiles and clothing are removed. The textile industry in India has an approximate annual growth rate of 9 to 10 percent and is estimated to reach $115 million USD by 2012. A survey concludes that textile industries will generate 12.02 million direct and 5.36 million indirect jobs by 2012.
The state of Rajasthan has a deeply rooted tradition for textiles. 69 out of 892 spinning mills in India are located in Bhilwara district, Rajasthan which consists of Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing, Processing and Printing units. A majority of these industries are affianced in the process of manufacturing synthetic blended yarn which accounts for 40 percent of the total yarn manufactured all over India. It has an investment of $ 53 million USD with an employment of 59,383 people in the textile industries. Bhilwara has emerged as Indias largest manufacturer of fabrics. Also known as the Textile City of India, it is a famous industrial town in Rajasthan. It encompasses 50 percent of the total polyester fabrics and suitings manufactured in India. The state Government of Rajasthan has proposed to allow 300 acres of land in Bhilwara and about 100 apparel companies have applied for land to start their industry over here.