Why did industrialists in India begin shifting from yarn to cloth production?
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CBSE Class 10 Social
2018-03-06 14:52:27 UTC
When Indian businessmen began setting up industries; they avoided competing with Manchester goods in the Indian market.
Since yarn was not imported by British in India, early cotton mills in India started producing coarse cotton yarn rather than fabric.
The yarn produced in Indian spinning mills was used by handloom weavers in India or exported to China.
As the Swadeshi Movement began, nationalists told people to boycott foreign cloth.
Industrial groups organised themselves to protect their collective interests.
From 1906, the export of Indian yarn to China declined since produce from the Chinese and Japanese mills flooded the markets.
So industrialists in India began shifting from yarn to cloth production.
Cotton piece goods production in India almost doubled between 1900 and 1912.