The Ministry of Textiles in India –

Ministry of Textiles in India – वस्त्र मंत्रालय भारत सरकार

The Ministry of Textiles is basically a ministry that is accountable for the formulation of a national policy of India’s textile industry along with its development, planning, regulation, and export promotion in India. It brings into consideration all artificial, natural and also cellulosic fibers because we require them for the making of textiles, Handicrafts, and clothing.ministry of textiles

The headquarters of the Ministry of Steel is at New Delhi’s Udyog Bhawan. Its official website is All information regarding the responsibilities and latest schemes of the Ministry of India is available on its official website. Smriti Zubin Irani is the Textile Minister of India at present.

Schemes, Programmes, and Missions

  • Textiles Export Intelligence – Ministry of Textiles

The Ministry of Textiles main functions

  • Jute Industry
  • Textile Policy and its coordination
  • Planning as well as Economic Analysis
  • Silk as well as Silk Textile Industry
  • Wool as well as Woolen Industry
  • Cotton Textile Industry
  • Decentralized Powerloom Sector
  • Man-made Fiber
  • Export Promotion


Attached offices of the Ministry of Textiles

  • Office of the Development Commissioner for Handicrafts
  • National Centre for Textile Design – NCTD
  • Office of the Development Commissioner for Hand-looms
Subordinate Offices
  • Office of the Jute Commissioner
  • Office of the Textile Commissioner

The Cotton Textiles Fund Committeeapparel export promotion council

Cotton Textiles Fund Committee has several achievements since the time of its establishment. It has assisted various Textile Research associations such as SITRA, NITRA, ATIRA, and BTRA. The committee has also helped in the creation of the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council. It introduced a scheme to inspire Cotton Textiles, particularly to export. The Ministry of Textiles replaced the Cotton Textiles Fund after the Textiles Committee Act of 1963. The Textiles Committee took its place after that. The Textile Commissioner is the head of the Textiles Committee.

National Handloom and Handicrafts Museumtextile minister

The Government of India (Bharat Sarkar) has set up the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum in New Delhi, and it is under the Ministry of Textile. The Museum grabs a land of 5 hectares. It’s a village complex having 15 structures that represent village dwellings, shrines, and courtyards from multiple states. The collection of the museum consists of 20,000 unique pieces that reflect the native tradition of the craftsmen of India.

Apparel Export Promotion Council export promotion council

Created in 1978, APEC or Apparel Export Promotion Council is India’s official body of the apparel exporters that assists the exporters in India and also international buyers who buy garments from our country. In the past few years, APEC has done a commendable job in integrating the textile industry of India.

Academies and Institutions

  • CSRTI – Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, Mysore, Karnataka
  • Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Central Tasar Research and Training Institute, Ranchi, Jharkhand

Autonomous and Apex Institutions

  • Central Muga Eri Research and Training Institute – CMER and TI, Lahdoigarh, Jorhat, Assam
  • National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum – Crafts Museum
  • Central Wool Development Board
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology – NIFT, New Delhi
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and management, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu


PSUs and Joint Ventures

  • Basic Tasar Silkworm Seed Organisation – BTSSO, Central Silk Board, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
  • Lal-imli – Legends in the field of worsted and woolen products, Cawnpore Woollen Mills Branch, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • National Textile Corporation Limited – NTC
  • The Jute Corporation of India Limited – JCI
  • Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Limited
  • Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation – HHEC
  • Cotton Corporation of India Limited – CCI
  • National Handloom Development Corporation Limited – NHDC
  • NJMC – National Jute Manufactures Corporation Limited

Statutory Bodies

  • Jute Manufacturers Development Council – JMDC
  • Central Silk Board
  • Textiles Committee

Ministry of Textiles Website:
Contact Number: 23061385, 23063779
Fax Number: 23061575
Email Id:
Address Info:
NIC – Textiles,
Udyog Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110001,

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