For Research and Development activities in Textile sector, the Government has established eight Centres of Excellences (CoEs) in technical textiles which are as under:

S.No.Name of COEsAreaS.No.Name of CoEs Area
1.Bombay Textile Research Association, MumbaiGeotech5.DKTE Society’s Textile and Engineering Institute,  KolhapurNon-Wovens
2.Synthetic & Art Silk Mills’ Research Association, MumbaiAgrotech6.PSG College of Technology,   CoimbatoreIndutech
3.Northern India Textile Research Association, GhaziabadProtech7.Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association, AhmedabadComposites
4.South India Textile Research Association

Coimbatore

Meditech8.Wool Research Association, ThaneSportech

Glass fibres and composites are produced and marketed in India. Other modified polymer new synthetic fibres / filaments which are being potentially developed in the country are: flame retardant Poly Ethylene Terephthalate (PET), Antimicrobial PET, HOLLOW PET, Trilobal PET, Conjugate staple PET, Moisture management PET filament, Ultraviolet Resistant Polypropylene. Basic research is being conducted in developing fibre from indigenously available Himalayan plant sources such as flax and nettle.

Government is in discussion with technical textiles manufacturers in Japan for possible investment by Japanese textile manufacturers in India through joint ventures and technological collaborations. A high level official delegation had visited Japan in February, 2019, in which some of the leading manufacturers like M/s Teijin Frontier Corporation, Japan expressed their interest in investing in the field of textiles manufacturing in India. The Indian Technical Textiles Association (ITTA), which was also a part of the high level Indian delegation to Japan is working towards business-to-business partnership and joint venture proposals with their Japanese counterparts.

The number of textile products / fibres including technical products, produced in the country, notified by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, as on date is given below:

S. No.ChapterItems

 

Chapter 50Silk
Chapter 51Wool, fine or coarse animal hair, horse hair yarn and woven fabric
Chapter 52Cotton
Chapter 53Other vegetable textile fibres, paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn
Chapter 54Man-made filaments
Chapter 55Man-made staple fibres
Chapter 56Wadding, felt and nonwovens, special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof
Chapter 57Carpets and other textile floor coverings
Chapter 58Special woven fabrics, tufted textile fabrics, lace, tapes- tries, trimmings, embroidery
Chapter 59Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics, textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use
Chapter 60Knitted or crocheted fabrics
Chapter 61Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
Chapter 62Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
Chapter 63Other made up textile articles, sets, worn clothing and worn textile articles, rags

Apart from the above, 207 technical textile products have been notified by DGFT notification No.5412015-2020 dated 15.01.2019 with new HSN codes.