Importance of Ministry of Textiles in Fashion Industry of India


The Ministry of Textiles has jurisdiction for handicrafts, clothing and textile industry. It promotes Indian textile industry at national and international levels. The Ministry of Textiles also formulates plans, policies, regulations, export promotion and development activities. This ministry takes care of textile and its related works in India. This comprises all cellulosic fibers, natural and artificial that helps in making textiles, handicrafts and costumes.

Most Important Functions of the Ministry Include: 

  • Planning and Economic Analysis
  • Textile Policy and Coordination
  • Cotton Textile Industry
  • Filament Yarn Industry/Man-made Fibre
  • Wool and Woollen Industry
  • Export Promotion
  • Jute Industry
  • Decentralised Power loom Sector
  • Silk and Silk Textile Industry
Textiles Research Associations:
  • Wool Research Association (WRA)
  • Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association (ATIRA)
  • Synthetic and Art Silk Mills Research Association (SASMIRA)
  • Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA)
  • Man-made Textile Research Association (MANTRA)
  • South India Textile Research Association (SITRA)
  • Indian Jute Industry's Research Association (IJIRA)
  • Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA)
National Handlooms and Handicrafts Museum:   

National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum is located in New Delhi at Pragati Maidan under the control of the Ministry of Textiles. Many handlooms and handicrafts are exhibited in the museum. The museum is well-structured like a village comprising fifteen structures constituting shrines, courtyards and dwellings from different Indian states.