Manchester of Rajasthan - Bhilwara

Bhilwara or Bhilwada city of Rajasthan is known as Manchester of Rajasthan for its major holding in textile business of Rajasthan and India. The major industry is textiles, with more than 400 manufacturing units in the town. The main textile product is synthetic fabric used in trousers. It began with a spinning and knitting company named mewar textile mills, owned by Industrialist Shri Sampatmal Lodha, started in year 1938. There after Shri Laxmi niwas Jhunjhunwala started his first unit for synthetic textile in the year 1961 at Bhilwara. Then many other units came up. The turnover of the textile industry is more than Rs. 10,000 crore p.a. The city has 9 major spinning mills and 5 small spinning mills. The total spindlage installed at Bhilwara are approx. 4.50 lacs about 40% of the State capacity.