EMPLOYMENT IN THE KHADI SECTOR

YEAR
COTTON
WOOLLEN
SILK
TOTAL
1980-81 9.72 1.80 0.54 12.06
1981-82 10.22 1.92 0.59 12.73
1982-83 10.97 2.04 0.60 13.61
1983-84 10.84 2.13 0.62 13.59
1984-85 10.19 2.20 0.66 13.05
1985-86 10.49 2.32 0.66 13.47
1986-87 10.79 2.43 0.66 13.88
1987-88 11.12 2.24 0.78 14.14
1988-89 10.76 2.51 0.77 14.04
1989-90 10.89 2.53 0.70 14.12
1990-91 10.96 2.50 0.69 14.15
1991-92 11.00 2.52 0.68 14.20
1992-93 11.06 2.53 0.69 14.28
1993-94 10.71 2.51 0.65 13.87
1994-95 10.30 2.21 0.68 13.19
1995-96 10.90 2.29 0.78 13.97
1996-97 11.47 2.49 0.83 14.79
1997-98 10.89 2.36 0.76 14.01
1998-99 10.72 2.28 0.85 13.85
1999-00 9.42 2.04 0.89 12.35
2000-01 6.95 1.87 0.74 9.56
2001-02 6.43 1.31 0.74 8.48
2002-03 6.45 1.36 0.77 8.58
2003-04 6.45 1.34 0.82 8.61
2004-05 6.47 1.35 0.82 8.64
2005-06 6.53 1.34 0.81 8.68
2006-07 6.58 1.38 0.88 8.84
2007-08 6.09 2.12 0.95 9.16
2008-09 6.29 2.23 0.98 9.50
2009-10(P) 6.56 2.2 1.05 9.81

Scale : in lakhs
Note:From 2003-04 onwards employment in the Muslin Khadi segment is included in Cotton Khadi Segment
P:Provisional
Source: Khadi & Village Industries Commission, GOI
Information compiled by M Sabesh, CICR