The Industries Department was formed in the year 1910 to deal primarily with marketing of industrial products, dissemination of technical 'know-how' financial aid to industries and development of technical and industrial education in the State. In 1921 the work of arranging purchases of stores required for the use of Government departments was also assigned to it. The Department also used to deal with matters relating to industrial labour. A separate wing for prevention and settlement of industrial disputes and labour welfare was subsequently set up in this Department. It also handled the War Production and Supply related work during the last world war. With the progressive increase in the number of industries and in labour problem, the department was subsequently bifurcated in 1945 into two separate departments, viz. Industries Department and Labour Department, but both continued to remain working with the same Secretary to Government. This Position continued till 1959, until a separate post of Labour Secretary was created. On the setting up of the Organization of Textile Commissioner by the Government of India, a parallel organization of the Provincial Textile Controller was set up in the State in 1945 and added to this Department. Similarly, the organization of the Sugar Commissioner, U.P. was set up which was responsible for the regulation of sugar industry in the State and was added to the Department in 1952.
As the results of changes occurred from time to time, many departments & corporations emerged out of it. Presently different wings of Industries department are working under the umbrella of Infrastructure & Industrial Development Commissioner.
IED (Institute of Entrepreneurship Development) established