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Government Approves INR 103 Crore Worth of Projects for Indigenous Development of Technical Textiles

Published: February 3, 2024
Author: TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN

The Union Minister for Textiles, Commerce and Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal, chaired the 8th Meeting of the Mission Steering Group (MSG) of the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM). During the meeting, he emphasised the need for increased collaboration between the government and industry to enhance the indigenous development of technical textile products.

The Ministry of Textiles has approved 11 project proposals with a total value of approximately INR 103 crores. These projects include nine research and development (R&D) projects, one on machine development, and one on equipment development. The focus of one of the projects is the development of high-strength carbon fibre for strategic applications. This effort aims to make India self-reliant in the field of technical textiles.

The approved projects span various application areas of technical textiles, including Protech, Meditech, Mobiltech, Buildtech, Smart Textiles, and Sustainable Textiles. Esteemed institutes and research bodies such as CSIR-NAL, ATIRA, NITRA, IIT Delhi, ICT-Mumbai, NIT-Jalandhar, and Colorjet India Ltd will lead research projects.

During the meeting, the Union Minister reviewed the progress of different components of the National Technical Textiles Mission. This included a review of sanctioned R&D projects, the status of applications under General Guidelines for Enabling Academic Institutes in Technical Textiles Education in India (Round-II), implementation of Quality Control Orders issued by the Ministry of Textiles, patent guidelines for R&D, and outreach activities and events under the NTTM.

The approval of these projects signifies a significant step towards the development of indigenous technical textiles in India and paves the way for self-sufficiency in this sector.

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