The Centre believes that in order to protect the environment, human health, and the health of animal and plant life, it is vital to raise the level and quality of geotextiles and protective textiles. Protective textiles are used to safeguard human life from hazardous and unfavourable working circumstances, whereas geo-textiles are employed for environmental applications and infrastructure projects. The goal of QCOs is to offer users and end users the greatest value possible, promoting Indian product quality that is on par with international norms.
Nineteen of the items—including Laminated High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Woven Geomembrane for Waterproof Lining, PVC Geomembranes, Needle-punched non-woven geobags, Polypropylene Multifilament woven geobags, and Jute—belong to the Geo Textiles category. Open-weave Coir Bhoovastra, Geotextiles Geotextiles utilised in pavement structures for sub-grade separation, Geotextiles applied to subsurface drainage Geotextiles used in pavement structures for sub-grade stabilisation geomembranes made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) for lining, Geotextiles utilised as materials for protection (or cushioning), Geotextiles for long-term erosion control in systems with hard armour, flexible pavement geogrids, When used as soil reinforcement in retaining structures, polymeric strip or geostrip Geogrids, Reinforced HDPE membrane for effluents and chemical resistance lining, and Geocells are all materials utilised in reinforced soil holding structures.
The final 12 items are protective textiles, such as drapes and curtains. Composites with upholstery used for non-domestic furniture, gloves and clothes for firefighters, clothing for industrial workers exposed to heat, clothing composed of materials and material assemblies with limited flame spread, and clothing for firefighters. providing defence against flame and heat, Warning clothing with high visibility, protective clothing for use during welding and related activities, 3 point tactical sling, Bulletproof jackets, a water-resistant multipurpose rain poncho, and a disruptive pattern nylon-66 ammo and grenade pouch.After 180 days from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette, these two Geo Textiles and Protective Textiles QCOs will go into effect. Both domestic and foreign producers that want to export their goods to India must adhere to the conformity assessment requirements outlined in these QCOs.For 28 items in Phase-II, including 22 items of agricultural textiles and 6 items of medical textiles, the Ministry of Textiles intends to issue 02 additional QCOs. 30+ more technical textiles in Phase-III things could be taken into account for QCO issuance.
In order to promote this business in India and produce high-quality goods at reasonable prices, QCOs would ensure the standard and quality of technical textiles.