In the situation that follows the COVID-19 crisis, an intense focus on safety and hygiene will aid the growth of medical textiles and as infrastructure development will take precedence, it will boost the growth of geo-textiles and building textiles, according to Sanjay Raut, president, technical and new businesses, Pune-based Garware Technical Fibres Ltd.

Governments will focus on healthy food and therefore, fisheries and protected cultivation will be encouraged, resulting in growth of the agro-textile sector.