The government has decided to go ahead with the ambitious Rs 1,480 crore National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM). The Smriti Zubin Irani-led textiles ministry plans to implement it through a 3-tier institutional mechanism, textiles ministry said in a notification. The mission, which aims at improving penetration level of technical textiles in the country, has a four year implementation period from 2020-21 to 2023-24.

As per the notification, textiles minister will lead a Mission Steering Group that would be responsible to approve all financial norms and scientific / technological research projects.