Department of Handlooms, Government of Tamil Nadu
The Textile Industry occupies a unique position in the Indian economy in terms of its contribution to industrial production, employment and exports. As regards Tamilnadu, Textile Industry is the forerunner in the industrial development of the State as it provides large scale employment to the rural people next to Agriculture. Spinning, Handloom, Powerloom and Garment are the four pillars of the textile sector in the State.
The primary objective of the Department of Handlooms and Textiles is to promote the socio-economic conditions of the Handloom Weavers and to work for the harmonious growth of Handloom, Powerloom and Textiles Sectors.