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Technical Textiles Industry gets priority by Ministry of Textiles
Last Updated: 26-Feb-2016
Technical Textiles are materials like diapers, fire resistant materials with unique functional properties which has a huge untapped potential in India. Its market size is projected at Rs. 1600 billion by 2018 with a growth rate of 20%. To tap the potential, Ministry of Textiles have implemented several schemes. It has established Four Centres of Excellence (CoE) i.e., BTRA for Geotextiles, SASMIRA for Agrotextiles, NITRA for Protective Textiles and SITRA for Medical Textiles. These Centre of Excellence provide infrastructure support in terms of facilities for testing with national and international accreditation, development of resource centre with I.T. infrastructure, facilities for training, prototype development, standards development on technical textiles, etc. Ministry of Textiles also launch programmes from time to time to create awareness among entrepreneurs. So far more than 60 Seminars / Workshops / Training programmes were organized by Office of Textile Commissioner across the country. In continuation to its efforts, Scheme for Promoting the Usage of Agrotextiles in North East Region was launched with a financial outlay of INR 550 million. Further, the Scheme for Promoting the Usage of Geotextiles in North East Region with a financial outlay of INR 427 crores is under finalization.