Ahmedabad is called the Manchester of India because of similarity with the famous cotton textile centre of Manchester, Great Britain.
Manchester is an industrially developed region in U.K. and is particularly developed in cotton industries. Climate condition of Manchester is temperate and is suitable for spinning fine thread. The water of the river Mershey is good for dying thread.
Just like Manchester, Ahmedabad in India, is situated on the bank of Sabarmati River. Its water is good for dying thread. Climatic condition is also suitable for spinning fine thread.
Cotton textile products of this region have a good demand inside India and outside India.
Raw long staple cotton is imported through the port Kandla and Bombay from Egypt and other foreign countries.