Hand Spinner

Charkha Operator

The tasks a Hand Spinner (Cotton and Woollen Textile) is expected to perform include:

Spinning yarn from cotton or wool using charkha or spinning wheel

Looping small length of yarn around spindle of the charkha

Holding the end of yarn length along with the sliver of cotton or wool in the left hand

Turning the spinning wheel using the right hand while withdrawing the left hand

Topping the charkha when the arm length of yarn has been drawn

Removing the cop of yarn from spindle when it is full

Spinning the yarn using takli

Skilled in operating the charkha

Knowledge of the process of spinning from a charkha

Skilled in winding the yarn on the spindle

Proficiency in using the takli

Not required


Good listening skills





It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Will be updated

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textiles and Handloom Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Handloom industry of India have stated that the Indian handloom industry demonstrates the richness and diversity of Indian culture. Along with this fact the sector employs about 4.3 million people and this makes it the second-largest employment provider for the rural population in India after agriculture.

The report suggests that this sector accounts for around 15 per cent of the total cloth produced in the country (excluding wool, silk and yarn) and has the largest infrastructure with 2.3 million weaving looms. The total handloom cloth production in India reached 6.9 billion sq m in 2012?13 which was up from 6.6 billion sq m in 2008?09. The country supplies 95 per cent of world demand for hand woven fabric.

With all these figures in consideration, it is safe to say that the demand for a Hand Spinner (Cotton and Woollen Textile) is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Textile units

Wool processing companies

Cotton processing companies

Cities and towns across India