Textiles Minister Smriti Irani told the Parliament that 682 textile mills have been closed this year.

She told the Lok Sabha that 1,399 textile mills were operational as on June 30. All of them are in the non-small scale industry.

At the end of June, 682 textile mills were closed in the country, she said during the Question Hour.

Of them, 232 mills were in Tamil Nadu while 85 were in Maharashtra and 60 in Uttar Pradesh. As many as 42 such mills are in Haryana.

Among the 1,399 operational textile mills, 752 were in Tamil Nadu, followed by Maharashtra (135) and Andhra Pradesh (112).