Before the formation of the Department viz. “Department of Handicrafts, Textile & Coir”, the TCP section was functioning as Rural Industries Project and thereafter as Design and Development Center (DDC), under the then Directorate of Industries and Mines (DIM). In the year 1985, the said Section was designated as “ Technical , Coir and Fibre (TCF) under the District Industries Center (DIC) under the control of the then Directorate of Industries and Mines and was named as ‘Training cum- Production Center’.
In the year 2001, this TCP Section was brought under the control of Director, state Directorate of Craftsmen Training (SDCT), but till the year 2003, the centers were under the administrative control of Industries Department. After 2003, these TCP Centers were linked with the Satet Directorate of Craftsmen Training and were functioning under SDCT, till May 2013.
The Department of Handicrafts, Textile & Coir has been established as an independent Department by delinking Training-cum-Production Section attached to the State Directorate of Craftsmen Training, viode Notification number 23/1/87/-GA&C(Vol.I)/1492 dt. 09/05/2013.
The department has recently framed a scheme viz “Goa Integrated Skill Development Scheme-2014” under which loyal youths, young widowed women, school dropouts and segment from rural areas will be trained in various Handicrafts Textile & Coir trades so as to make them self-sufficient to earn their daily livelihood.