Ministry of Textiles

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This article is about the ministry of India. For the Bangladesh ministry, see Ministry of Textiles and Jute. For the Pakistan ministry, see Ministry of Commerce and Textile Industry.
Ministry of Textiles
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Ministry overview
Jurisdiction Textile industry, clothing and Handicrafts
Headquarters Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Annual budget 4,631 crore (US$690 million) (2013-2014)[1]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Website ministryoftextiles.gov.in

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.

The current Minister of Textiles is Smriti Zubin Irani.[2]

Main functions of the Ministry[edit]

  • 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

Organisations[edit]

Attached Offices[edit]

Subordinate Offices[edit]

Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)[3][edit]

Statutory Bodies[4][edit]

Export Promotion Councils[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Textiles Research Associations[edit]

  • 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

List of Ministers of Textiles[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
Ram Niwas Mirdha[5][6] Ram Niwas Mirdha.jpg 1987 December 1989 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
Sharad Yadav[7] Sharadyadavjdu.jpg 1989 1990 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
Hukmdev Narayan Yadav[8] 1990 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
G. Venkat Swamy[9][10] 18 January 1993 15 September 1995 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Kamal Nath[5][11] Kamal Nath - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2008.jpg 1995 1996
G. Venkat Swamy[10] 20 February 1996 16 May 1996
R. L. Jalappa[12] 1996 1998 Janata Dal H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
Kashiram Rana[13] Kashiram Rana.jpg 13 October 1999 23 May 2003 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Syed Shahnawaz Hussain[14] 24 May 2003 2004
Shankersinh Vaghela 23 May 2004 22 May 2009 Indian National Congress
(United Progressive Alliance)
Dr. Manmohan Singh
Dayanidhi Maran[15] 31 May 2009 19 July 2011 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
(United Progressive Alliance)
Anand Sharma Anand Sharma - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.jpg 19 July 2011 17 June 2013 Indian National Congress
(United Progressive Alliance)
Kavuri Samba Siva Rao[16] 17 June 2013 26 May 2014
Santosh Gangwar[5] 26 May 2014 7 July 2016 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Narendra Modi
Smriti Irani[17] Smriti Irani(c).jpg 7 July 2016

National Handlooms & Handicrafts Museum[edit]

National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi[18] was set up at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles.[19] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Plan 2013-14" (PDF). 
  2. ^ Cabinet reshuffle on 05 July 2016
  3. ^ "Public Sector Undertakings". Ministry of Textiles. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  4. ^ "STATUTORY BODIES". Ministry of Textiles. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  5. ^ a b c Minister of State (Independent Charge)
  6. ^ "Tenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: MIRDHA, SHRI RAM NIWAS". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Yadav, Shri Sharad". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Yadav,Shri Hukmdev Narayan". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  9. ^ Minister of State (Independent Charge) till 10 February 1995
  10. ^ a b "Fourteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Venkatswamy,Shri G.". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Kamal Nath,Shri". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Fourteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Jalappa, Shri R. L.". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Fourteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Rana, Shri Kashi Ram". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Hussain, Shri Syed Shahnawaz". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Maran Thiru Dayanidhi". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile: Rao,Dr. Kavuri Samba Siva". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  17. ^ Template:Title = Portfolios of the Union Council of Ministers
  18. ^ National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum
  19. ^ "National Handlooms & Handicrafts Museum (NHHM)". Ministry of Textiles. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 

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