Industrial revolution had a special place for the textile industry. As the population moved from the rural hinterland to cities in search of greener pastures, demand for industrial jobs picked up a rapid pace. Cotton bales were the mainstay of the textile industry. So what exactly are cotton bales and how it is cultivated?
Since ancient times, India has been a leading producer of raw cotton, cotton bales, or cotton-based products. The cotton industry is the largest organized sector in the country. For the past four decades, financially 16% and industrial labor have increased by 20%. The total employment rounds up to 15 million in the cotton industry. There are 1,719 mills in India out of which 188 mills are under the public sector, 147 mills under the cooperative sector, and 1,384 are in the private hands.