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Ministry of Textiles (India)


Ministry of Textiles (India)

Ministry of Textiles
Emblem of India
Department overview
Jurisdiction textile industry, clothing and Handicrafts
Headquarters Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Annual budget 4631 crore (US$750 million) (2013-2014)[1]
Minister responsible Santosh Gangwar, Minister of Textiles
Website .in.govministryoftextiles

The Ministry of Textiles is responsible for the formulation of policy, planning, development, export promotion and regulation of the textile industry in India. This includes all natural, artificial, and cellulosic fibers that go into the making of textiles, clothing and Handicrafts.

Current Minister of Textiles is Santosh Gangwar.[2][3]


  • Main functions of the Ministry 1
  • Organisations 2
    • Attached Offices 2.1
    • Subordinate Offices 2.2
    • Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) 2.3
    • Statutory Bodies 2.4
    • Export Promotion Councils 2.5
    • Advisory Bodies 2.6
    • Autonomous Bodies 2.7
    • Textiles Research Associations 2.8
  • National Handlooms & Handicrafts Museum 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Main functions of the Ministry

  • Textile Policy & Coordination
  • Man-made Fibre/ Filament Yarn Industry
  • Cotton Textile Industry
  • Jute Industry
  • Silk and Silk Textile Industry
  • Wool & Woollen Industry
  • Decentralised Powerloom Sector
  • Export Promotion
  • Planning & Economic Analysis


Attached Offices

  • Office of the Development Commissioner for Hand-looms
  • Office of the Development Commissioner for Handicrafts

Subordinate Offices

  • Office of the Textile Commissioner
  • Office of the Jute Commissioner

Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)[4]

Statutory Bodies[5]

  • Jute Manufacturers Development Council
  • Central Silk Board
  • Textile Committee
  • Commissioner of Payments

Export Promotion Councils

  • Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC)
  • Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)
  • Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL)
  • The Synthetic and Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC)
  • Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC)
  • Wool & Woollens Export Promotion Council
  • Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC)
  • Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH)
  • Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL)
  • Wool Industry Export Promotion Council

Advisory Bodies

  • Cotton Advisory Board:
  • Jute Advisory Board
  • Development Council for Textile Industry
  • Co-ordination Council for Textile Research Associations
  • All India Handlooms Board
  • All India Handicrafts Board
  • All India Powerlooms Board
  • Co-ordination Committee of Textiles Export Promotion Council

Autonomous Bodies

Textiles Research Associations

  • Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association (ATIRA)
  • Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA)
  • South India Textile Research Association (SITRA)
  • Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA)
  • Man-made Textile Research Association (MANTRA)
  • Synthetic & Art Silk Mills Research Association (SASMIRA)
  • Indian Jute Industry's Research Association (IJIRA)
  • Wool Research Association (WRA)

National Handlooms & Handicrafts Museum

National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi [6] was set up at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles.[7] The Museum is a structured village complex consisting of 15 structures representing village dwellings, courtyards and shrines from different states spread over an area of 5 hectares. The museum collection contains about 20,000 most rare and distinctive pieces reflecting the continuing tradition of Indian craftsmen.


  1. ^ "Annual Plan 2013-14". Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Who's Who: Minister". Ministry of Textiles. Retrieved Sep 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Minister of State". Ministry of Textiles. Retrieved Sep 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Public Sector Undertakings". Ministry of Textiles. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  5. ^ "STATUTORY BODIES". Ministry of Textiles. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  6. ^ National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum
  7. ^ "National Handlooms & Handicrafts Museum (NHHM)". Ministry of Textiles. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 

External links

  • Ministry of Textiles, Official Website
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