GoI allocates Rs 1,480 crores to National Technical Textiles Mission

On March 19, 2020, the Minister of Textiles Smt Smriti Irani presented the details of National Technical Textiles Mission at Rajya Sabha. The GoI has allocated Rs 1,480 crores for the mission

National Technical Textiles Mission

The Mission aims to improve technical textiles in India. The mission is to be implemented for a period of 4 years between 2020-21 and 2023-24. It is to be implemented by the Ministry of Textiles.

What are Technical Textiles?

The technical textiles are a non-aesthetic product where function is its primary purpose. Basically, they are used in 12 applications namely Geotech, Indutech, Military textiles, packing, agro, buildings, Geotech, medtech, autotech, smartech, sportech and clothtech. They are functional fabrics that are used in civil engineering, automobiles, agriculture, construction, healthcare, personal protection, etc. For instance, a technical textile can be used in gloves for high temperature environment, in astronauts and fire fighters’ suits, etc.

The Government of India has planned to use technical textiles in highways and ports to create robust infrastructure.

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