Four Schemes for Growth of Technical Textiles

Textile MinisterThe centre has launched four schemes, including a technology mission, for promotion and growth of technical textiles, Mr. Santosh Kumar Gangwar, textile minister said in Lok Sabha today.

Technical textiles are materials manufactured primarily for their technical performance and functional properties rather than aesthetic and decorative purpose.

The minister said during question hour that three other projects are schemes for strengthening of database and standards for technical textiles, scheme for usage of agritextiles in the North Eastern region and restructured technology upgradation fund scheme.

In addition, the ministry has approved setting up of integrated textiles parks under which it provides assistance for creation of infrastructure in the parks to the extent of 40 per cent limited to Rs. 40 crore.

Mr. Gangwar said the ministry has set up eight Centres of Excellence (CoE) for indigenous development of prototypes, incubation centre. He said under the mini-mission of Technology Mission on Textiles, fund support is being provided for contract research wherein the technical textiles manufacturing unit can approach any government.

So far five contract research projects have been approved with a total cost of Rs. 1.27 crore and government support of Rs. 75.12 lakh.

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