Roles & Responsibilities

Prior to 1999 there was no independent Department for Handloom & Textiles. The Handloom & Powerloom Industry was then looked after by the Department of Industries . With a view to give undivided attention to the Development of Handloom & Textile industries at the Govt. level, a full fledged Directorate of Handloom & Textiles was created in July, 1999

The Directorate of Handloom & Textiles has been implementing, ever since its inception in the year 1999, various schemes for the promotion and development of the handloom sector and has been providing assistance to the handloom weavers, both within and outside the Cooperative fold. As a result, infrastructure for both quantitative and qualitative improvement in production is available in the State today. Some of the major works of the department are

1. Weaving
2. Knitting
3. Woollen Hosiery and Apparel Production
4. Cane & Bamboo
5. Carpentry
6. Carpet
7. Tailoring
8. Blacksmithy
9. Bell Metal
10. Wood Turning
11. Wood Curving
12. Painting
13. Bead Necklace / Grass Necklace
14. Thanka Painting