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Ministry of Textiles
Ministry of Textiles India.svg
Ministry overview
JurisdictionGovernment of India
Textile industry, clothing and Handicrafts
HeadquartersUdyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Annual budget7,147.73 crore (US$940 million) (2018-19 est.)[1]
Ministers responsible

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


Attached Offices

Subordinate Offices

Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs)

Statutory Bodies

Advisory Bodies

Autonomous Bodies

List of Ministers of Textiles

No Portrait Name Term of office Prime Minister Political party
1 Chandrashekhar Singh
(Independent Charge)
30 March 1985 25 September 1985 179 days Rajiv Gandhi Indian National Congress
2 Khurshed Alam Khan
(Independent Charge)
15 November 1985 22 October 1986 341 days
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Ram Niwas Mirdha
(Independent Charge
till 15-Feb-1988)
22 October 1986 2 December 1989 3 years, 41 days
Sharad Yadav 6 December 1989 10 November 1990 339 days V. P. Singh Janata Dal
The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the year 2014 to Shri Hukmdev Narayan Yadav, at a function, at Parliament House, in New Delhi.JPG
Hukmdev Narayan Yadav 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 212 days Chandra Shekhar Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
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Ashok Gehlot
(Independent Charge)
21 June 1991 18 January 1993 1 year, 211 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
7 G. Venkatswamy
(Independent Charge
till 10-Feb-1995)
18 January 1993 15 September 1995 2 years, 240 days
Kamal Nath
(Independent Charge)
15 September 1995 20 February 1996 158 days
(7) G. Venkatswamy 20 February 1996 16 May 1996 86 days
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
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H. D. Deve Gowda 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 28 days H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
Janata Dal
R. L. Jalappa
(Independent Charge
till 6-Jul-1996)
29 June 1996 20 January 1998 1 year, 205 days
12 Bolla Bulli Ramaiah
(Independent Charge)
20 January 1998 19 March 1998 58 days I. K. Gujral Telugu Desam Party
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Kashiram Rana 19 March 1998 24 May 2003 5 years, 66 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
The Union Minister for Textiles Shri Syed Shahnawaz Hussain addressing the Press on the forthcoming mega event for showcasing the expertise and capabilities of Indian Fashion Industry, Textiles and Apparel manufacturing.jpg
Syed Shahnawaz Hussain 24 May 2003 22 May 2004 364 days
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Shankersinh Vaghela 23 May 2004 22 May 2009 4 years, 364 days Manmohan Singh Indian National Congress
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Dayanidhi Maran 28 May 2009 12 July 2011 2 years, 45 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
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Anand Sharma 12 July 2011 17 June 2013 1 year, 340 days Indian National Congress
The Union Minister for Textiles, Dr. Kavuru Sambasiva Rao addressing at the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) Annual Award Function, in Gurgaon, Haryana on December 10, 2013.jpg
Kavuri Samba Siva Rao 17 June 2013 3 April 2014 290 days
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Anand Sharma 3 April 2014 26 May 2014 53 days
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Santosh Gangwar
(Independent Charge)
26 May 2014 5 July 2016 2 years, 40 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
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Smriti Irani 5 July 2016 7 July 2021 5 years, 2 days
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Piyush Goyal 7 July 2021 Incumbent 354 days

List of Ministers of State

Ministers of State in the Ministry of Textiles
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Years
Ajay Tamta
The Minister of State for Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta addressing at the inauguration of the 60th India International Garment Fair, in New Delhi on January 17, 2018.jpg
Bharatiya Janata Party 5 July 2016 30 May 2019 2 years, 329 days
Darshana Jardosh
The Minister of State for Textiles and Railways, Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh addressing at the 7th National Handloom Day, in New Delhi on August 07, 2021.jpg
7 July 2021 Incumbent 354 days

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.


  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). 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" – via
  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.