Government approves 11 technical textiles project proposals
Research initiatives are spearheaded by institutes and research bodies such as CSIR-NAL, ATIRA, NITRA, IIT Delhi, ICT-Mumbai, and others.
The approval of 11 project proposals concerning technical textiles, valued at nearly Rs 103 crore, was granted by the government. The clearance for these proposals was given by Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Textiles, Commerce and Industry.
The project proposals encompass nine R&D projects, one project focused on machine development, and another on equipment development. These projects span various application areas within technical textiles, including two projects each for Protech, Meditech, Mobiltech, and one each for Buildtech, Smart Textiles, and Sustainable Textiles. A specific project aimed at developing high-strength carbon fibre for strategic applications, with the goal of achieving self-reliance in this field for India.
Within the approved projects, research initiatives are spearheaded by institutes and research bodies such as CSIR-NAL, ATIRA, NITRA, IIT Delhi, ICT-Mumbai, and others.
During the review, the Union Minister assessed the progress of various components of the NTTM, including the scrutiny of sanctioned R&D projects and the status of applications under General Guidelines for Enabling Academic Institutes in Technical Textiles Education in India (Round-II).
Additionally, he evaluated the implementation of quality control orders (QCOs), patent guidelines for R&D, outreach activities, and events under NTTM, among other aspects. The Minister underscored the necessity for heightened collaborative efforts between the government and the industry to facilitate the indigenous development of technical textiles products.