|The Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka is one of the oldest institutions set up under the aegis of the Government. Established in the year 1913 under the erstwhile Princely State of Mysore, the Department oversees the Industrial Development in the State.
This Department works operates under the Commerce and Industries Department, Government of Karnataka. The Department operates at the State level through the Directorate of Industries and Commerce, at the District level through the network of District Industries Centres, Industrial wing of Zilla panchayath and in coordination with related Boards and Corporations. The Department plays pivotal role in implementation of Schemes and Policies of the State and Union Governments for the promotion of Industrial Development throughout the state.