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Dr. S K Panda

Secretary's Profile

Past Secretaries:
Ms. Zohra Chatterji
31-01-13 to 31-07-14 (Profile)

Ms Kiran Dhingra
Jan-12 to Jan-13

Ms Rita Menon
01-Feb-09 to 31-Dec-11


To create a modern, vibrant, integrated and world-class textiles sector including handlooms and handicrafts to produce cost efficient and high quality textiles, apparels and handicrafts for domestic and export sectors.


To promote planned and harmonious growth of textiles by making available adequate fibres to all sectors so as to avhieve a CAGR of 11.5 % in Textiles & Apparel production; to promote technological up-gradation for all types of textiles including technical textiles, jute, silk and wool; to promote skills of all textile workers, handloom weavers and handicrafts artisans,with a target of imparting training to 26.75 lakh persons in 5 years; to ensure proper working environment and easy access to health care facilities and insurance cover to weavers and artisans to achieve better
quality of life; to promote exports of all types of textiles and handicrafts so as to achieve annual average growth rate of 15 % in exports and to increase India's share of world exports of textile & apparels.

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The Ministry of Textiles is responsible for policy formulation, planning, development export promotionand trade regulation  in respect of the textile sector. This includedall 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 organisedand 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 Ministry of Textiles is headed by a Secretary who is assisted in the discharge ofhis duties by 4 Joint Secretaries, Economic Advisor and the DevelopmentCommissioners for Handlooms and Handicrafts, Textile Commissioner and JuteCommissioner.
  1. To achieve sustainable growth, modernization, value addition, increase in exports and overall development of the Textiles sector in the country.
  2. To ensure integrated development and promotion of Jute sector.
  3. To promote growth, development and exports in Sericulture & Silk sector.
  4. To develop and modernize the decentralized Powerlooms sector.
  5. To develop Handicrafts Sector, increase handicraft exports and welfare of artisans
  6. To develop Handlooms sector, increase handloom exports and welfare of weavers
  7. To develop Wool & Woollen textiles sector and increase in exports of woollen products
  8. To strengthen textiles and Fashion Education.
  9. To Promote Growth and Development of technical textiles in India – implementation of Technology Mission on Technical Textiles (TMTT)
  10. To promote Textile Sector Development in the North East Region
  11. To improve the functioning & performance of PSEs and Responsibility Centres
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Modernization of Textile
Banks Investment for technology upgradation Rs. in Crore 24803 11600 10800 12000 12000
2. Building of capacity of NIFT faculty through ToT Industry training etc.   Faculty trained

No. of faculty

147 225 250 250 275
3. To achieve sustainable
growth, modernization, value
addition, increase in exports
and overall development in
the Textiles Sector in the
Concerned State Government Completion of Parks (25% of units starting production) Nos. 1 10 10 6 9
    Investment to be attracted. Rs. Crore 300 400 400 240 360





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