Indian textile industry is the second largest in the world. India is a main producer of cotton, Staple Fibre and filament yarn. The textile industry in India has significant contribution in industrial production, GDP, Employment and in exports.
In India, the first modern textile mill was established by Messers Ferguson & Company, a leading firm of English traders near Kolkata in 1817. Later, two French men established the first spinning mill 1830 at Pondichery. Shri C.N. Dawar was the Indian to establish the first successful power driven cotton mill in 1854. In Rajasthan, the first textile mill-Krishna Mills Beawar was up in 1889.