About Cotton Mills in India
There are more than 1500 cotton mills in India wherein 80% are in the private sector and the rest in the public and cooperative sector. India exports cotton to several countries such as Russia, France, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, etc.
When the first cotton mill was introduced in India, most workers in the spinning departments were women. On the other hand, the weaving departments were comprised mostly of men workers. By 1900, the number of cotton mills increased in Bombay, and most of them were established by Parsi and Gujarati businessmen.