India has a rich history in the textile sector and continues to play a significant role in the country’s economy. According to the Ministry of Textiles, it is the second-largest employer in India after agriculture, providing direct and indirect employment to over 45 million people. The industry contributes around 2% to India’s GDP and accounts for 13% of the country’s total export earnings. India is known for its high-quality textiles, which are in demand in domestic and international markets.