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Ministry of Textiles
Ministry overview
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersUdyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Annual budget4,389.34 crore (US$550 million) (2023-24 est.)[1]
Ministers responsible
Websiteministryoftextiles.gov.in

The Ministry of Textiles is an Indian government national agency 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 Piyush Goyal.[2]

Main functions of the Ministry

Organizations

Attached Offices

Subordinate Offices

Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs)

Statutory Bodies

Advisory Bodies

Autonomous Bodies

Cabinet Ministers

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
Minister of Supply and Textiles
1 Chandrashekhar Singh
(1927–1986)
MP for Banka

(MoS, I/C)
30 March
1985
25 September
1985
179 days Indian National Congress (I) Rajiv II Rajiv Gandhi
Minister of Textiles
2 Khurshed Alam Khan
(1919–2013)
MP for Farrukhabad

(MoS, I/C)
15 November
1985
22 October
1986
341 days Indian National Congress (I) Rajiv II Rajiv Gandhi
3 Ram Niwas Mirdha
(1924–2010)
MP for Barmer

(MoS, I/C until 15 February 1988)
22 October
1986
2 December
1989
3 years, 41 days
4 Sharad Yadav
(1947–2023)
MP for Badaun
6 December
1989
10 November
1990
339 days Janata Dal V. P. Singh V. P. Singh
5 Hukmdev Narayan Yadav
(born 1939)
MP for Sitamarhi
21 November
1990
21 June
1991
212 days Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar Chandra Shekhar
6 Ashok Gehlot
(born 1951)
MP for Jodhpur

(MoS, I/C)
21 June
1991
18 January
1993
1 year, 211 days Indian National Congress (I) Rao P. V. Narasimha Rao
7 G. Venkatswamy
(1929–2014)
MP for Peddapalli

(MoS, I/C until 10 February 1995)
18 January
1993
15 September
1995
2 years, 240 days
8 Kamal Nath
(born 1946)
MP for Chhindwara

(MoS, I/C)
15 September
1995
20 February
1996
158 days
9 G. Venkatswamy
(1929–2014)
MP for Peddapalli
20 February
1996
16 May
1996
86 days
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924–2018)
MP for Lucknow

(Prime Minister)
16 May
1996
1 June
1996
16 days Bharatiya Janata Party Vajpayee I Atal Bihari Vajpayee
H. D. Deve Gowda
(born 1933)
Unelected

(Prime Minister)
1 June
1996
29 June
1996
28 days Janata Dal Deve Gowda H. D. Deve Gowda
10 R. L. Jalappa
(1925–2021)
MP for Chikballapur

(MoS, I/C until 6 July 1996)
29 June
1996
21 April
1997
1 year, 205 days
21 April
1997
20 January
1998
Gujral I. K. Gujral
11 Bolla Bulli Ramaiah
(1926–2018)
MP for Eluru

(MoS, I/C)
20 January
1998
19 March
1998
58 days Telugu Desam Party
12 Kashiram Rana
(1938–2012)
MP for Surat
19 March
1998
13 October
1999
5 years, 66 days Bharatiya Janata Party Vajpayee II Atal Bihari Vajpayee
13 October
1999
24 May
2003
Vajpayee III
13 Syed Shahnawaz Hussain
(born 1968)
MP for Kishanganj
24 May
2003
22 May
2004
364 days
14 Shankersinh Vaghela
(born 1940)
MP for Kapadvanj
23 May
2004
22 May
2009
4 years, 364 days Indian National Congress Manmohan I Manmohan Singh
15 Dayanidhi Maran
(born 1966)
MP for Chennai Central
28 May
2009
12 July
2011
2 years, 45 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Manmohan II
16 Anand Sharma
(born 1953)
Rajya Sabha MP for Rajasthan
12 July
2011
17 June
2013
1 year, 340 days Indian National Congress
17 Kavuri Samba Siva Rao
(born 1943)
MP for Eluru
17 June
2013
3 April
2014
290 days
(16) Anand Sharma
(born 1953)
Rajya Sabha MP for Rajasthan
3 April
2014
26 May
2014
53 days
18 Santosh Kumar Gangwar
(born 1948)
MP for Bareilly

(MoS, I/C)
26 May
2014
5 July
2016
2 years, 40 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi I Narendra Modi
19 Smriti Irani
(born 1976)
Rajya Sabha MP for Gujarat, until 2019
MP for Amethi, from 2019
5 July
2016
30 May
2019
5 years, 2 days
31 May
2019
7 July
2021
Modi II
20 Piyush Goyal
(born 1964)
Rajya Sabha MP for Maharashtra
7 July
2021
Incumbent 2 years, 239 days

Ministers of State

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
1 Rafique Alam
(1929–2011)
Rajya Sabha MP for Bihar
25 June
1988
4 July
1989
1 year, 9 days Indian National Congress (I) Rajiv II Rajiv Gandhi
2 Saroj Khaparde
Rajya Sabha MP for Maharashtra
4 July
1989
2 December
1989
151 days
3 Gingee N. Ramachandran
(born 1944)
MP for Tindivanam
13 October
1999
30 September
2000
353 days Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Vajpayee III Atal Bihari Vajpayee
4 V. Dhananjay Kumar
(1951–2019)
MP for Mangalore
30 September
2000
1 July
2002
1 year, 274 days Bharatiya Janata Party
5 Basangouda Patil Yatnal
(born 1963)
MP for Bijapur
1 July
2002
8 September
2003
1 year, 69 days
(3) Gingee N. Ramachandran
(born 1944)
MP for Tindivanam
8 September
2003
30 December
2003
113 days Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
6 E. V. K. S. Elangovan
(born 1948)
MP for Gobichettipalayam
29 January
2006
22 May
2009
3 years, 113 days Indian National Congress Manmohan I Manmohan Singh
7 Panabaka Lakshmi
(born 1958)
MP for Bapatla
28 May
2009
31 October
2012
3 years, 156 days Manmohan II
8 Ajay Tamta
(born 1972)
MP for Almora
5 July
2016
30 May
2019
2 years, 329 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi I Narendra Modi
9 Darshana Jardosh
(born 1961)
MP for Surat
7 July
2021
Incumbent 2 years, 239 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi II Narendra Modi

National Handlooms & Handicrafts Museum

Main article: National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi

National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi[5] was set up at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles.[6] 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

  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). www.indiabudget.gov.in. 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ Desk, Internet (5 July 2016). "Javdekar gets HRD, Irani shifted to Textiles". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
  3. ^ "Public Sector Undertakings". Ministry of Textiles. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  4. ^ "STATUTORY BODIES". Ministry of Textiles. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  5. ^ "National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum". Archived from the original on 19 June 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2007.
  6. ^ "National Handlooms & Handicrafts Museum (NHHM)". Ministry of Textiles. Archived from the original on 16 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013.