Tamil Nadu is on top compared to all other Indian states as far as textile and apparel export is concerned. The state had export numbers of US $ 6,766 million in 2019-20.

As per the data released by the Ministry of Textiles (MoT), export of Gujarat was US $ 4,901 million, while that of Haryana and Maharashtra were US $ 3,035 million and US $ 3,987 million, respectively, during 2019-20.

The export figure of Karnataka was US $ 2,386 million, while for Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Punjab figures were US $ 2,853 million, US $ 2,332 million and US $ 1,509 million, respectively.

Being at the bottom, it’s worrying for Punjab. In fact, in the previous two years too, the state’s performance has been dismal as compared with the other states.

Punjab’s apparel and textile players are of the view that Union and State Government are responsible for state’s poor export numbers.

It is pertinent to mention here that Ludhiana and Jalandhar are the main hubs of the state. The state also boasts of textile giants like Vardhman group, Oswal Group and Trident, amongst others.

Known for knitted garments, the state produces almost every product in textile value chain be it cotton, fibre, yarn, fabric, garments, home furnishing, etc.