The Ministry of Textiles is responsible for policy formulation, planning, development export promotionand trade regulation in respect of the textile sector. This includes all natural and manmade cellulosic fibres that go into the making of textiles,clothing and handicrafts.
The developmental activities of the Ministry are oriented towards making adequate quantitiesof raw material available to all sectors of the textile industryand augmenting the production of fabrics at reasonable prices from the organized and decentralised sectors of the industry. Towards this objective, the Ministry lays down guidelines for a planned and harmonious growth of varioussectors of the industry. Special emphasis is given to the developmentof handlooms in view of its large employment potential. The Ministry monitors the techno-economic status of the industry and provides the requisite policy framework for modernisation and rehabilitation. The Ministry coordinatesthe activities of Textiles Research Associations and lends financial supportto them for undertaking research and development.
The principal functional areas of the Ministry cover the following:-
- 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
- Integrated Finance Matters
- Information Technology