Since ancient period textile industry in Maharashtra has a rich heritage link.
In our country after agriculture, Textile industry is the second largest industry in employment generation.
According to the recommondentions of Tidke Committee, separate directorate with Name Directorate of Handloom Powerloom and Cooperative Textiles is established in 02.01.1971, for effective control the Powerloom and Handlooms and Cooperative Textiles in Maharashtra.
Directorate of Handloom Powerloom and Cooperative Textiles is renamed as Commissionerate of Textiles vide Government Resolution of Cooperative Marketing and Textiles Department No. Misc-2018 /C.R.32 /Tex-2, Dt.24.04.2019
Head Quarter of Commissionerate is located at Nagpur. To help Commissionerate there are 4 regional offices located at Nagpur, Solapur, Mumbai, and Aurangabad, which were headed by Regional Deputry Commissioner (Textiles). They run various schemes for Handloom Powerloom and Cooperative Textiles in Maharashtra.