About Us :
Cottage and Rural Industries department activities were initially functioning through Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Gujarat state, Gandhinagar. But due to extent of activities, separate setup was required for execution and hence Industries, Mines and Power department(Government of Gujarat) has established new department at state level by issuing resolution of sanctioning the post of “Directorate of Cottage and Industrial Cooperatives.” Afterwards the post head of the department was sanctioned as “Commissionerate of Cottage and Rural Industries” by issuing resolution from Industries and Mines department.
The majority of the population of the state live in rural areas.State Government is firm to generate employment in large scale to literate /illiterate unemployed artisans with less investment. Cottage and Rural Industries department is monitored by Government’s Industries and Mines department and implementing various schemes through subordinate offices. Employment generation scheme for individuals and artisan clusters through Industrial cooperative societies is being implemented by commissionerate of Cottage and Rural Industries. More over schemes are also running to give training in different trades through training centers and to improve the skill of artisans by adopting new updated technology.