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Indian Textile Industry, 1970-1984-An Analysis of Demand and Supply

Indian Textile Industry, 1970-1984 An Analysis of Demand and Supply Omkar Goswami The organised cotton mill sector no longer occupies the 'commanding heights' of the Indian textile industry; that role has been taken over by the apparently decentralised powerloom sector which accounts for at least 48 per cent of the country's textile output, with the composite cotton mills coming a poor second. Also, the share of the mill sector in total cloth output has been falling rapidly. Among the composite mills, two-thirds or more of the units are indubitably sick and have been incurring cash losses. Only the powerloom sector and the pure spinning units seem to be doing well.

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