Textile, Cotton textile, Jute textiles, Sugar industries, woollen, silk textile, rubber, and tea, coffee and edible oil are agro-based industries which led to the improved the agricultural sector by increasing its productivity. These are an agro-based industry which means they are depended on the agricultural sector for raw materials. However, these industries sell their products like irrigation pumps, fertilisers, insecticides, pesticides, plastic and PVC pipes, machines and tools, etc, to the farmers. Also, manufacturing industries contributed to the development of the agriculture sector by increasing their production process and made it more efficient.
• Textile Industry – textile industry plays an important role in the development of the Indian economy. It provided employment opportunities and also brought much needed foreign exchange. Textile industry considered as the only industry which is self-reliant and complete in the value chain.
• Cotton textile – the Cotton industry has the connection with the agriculture as it provides livelihood to the farmers, cotton ball pluckers, workers engaged in spinning, weaving, ginning, dyeing, designing, packaging, tailoring and sewing.
• Jute textiles – After Bangladesh, India is the second largest producer of raw jute and jute goods. 40% of the small and marginal farmers are supported by this industry as they are engaged in the cultivation of Jute and Mesta.
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