National Technical Textiles Mission

National Technical Textiles Mission

 

The government has given its clearance to 20 strategic research projects in the areas of specialty fibre, agro-textiles, smart textiles, protective gear, sports textiles and geo textiles segment under its flagship programme National Technical Textiles Mission worth around Rs 74 crore.

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Textiles, Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has chaired the committee which given clearance the projects.

Addressing a group of scientists and technology experts:

Union Minister Piyush Goyal addressed a group of scientists and technology experts about the industry and academia linkages which is essential for the growth of research and development in the application areas of technical textiles in India.

He stressed on the importance of contributions of technology and segment experts, scientists and academicians to India’s technical textiles future growth.

Even the prominent usage of speciality fibres in India but the indigenisation of the technology is major challenge which needs collaborative interventions from both industry and academia.

He also reiterated for a robust indigenisation of machinery and equipment for the technical textile sector to setup sustained and strong foothold in the global landscape.

Discussion on revision of R&D guidelines and creation of dedicated indigenous machinery and equipment development guidelines under National Technical Textiles Mission were happened and some important recommendation has been directed by the committee during the meeting.

Advantage of the National Technical Textiles Mission:

National Technical Textiles Mission will support ideation and prototyping of R&D projects worth up to Rs 50 lakh and Rs 100 lakh respectively for strengthening the innovation and research ecosystem in technical textiles that have clear potential to translate into commercial products and technologies.

Question & Answer:

Q1. Who has addressed the a group of scientists and technology experts under the National Technical Textiles Mission?

Ans. Piyush Goyal

Q2. How much crore of fund allotted to National Technical Textiles Mission?

Ans. 74 crore

Q3. National Technical Textiles Mission will support ideation and prototyping of R&D projects worth up to how much rupees respectively?

Ans. Rs 50 lakh and Rs 100 lakh

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