India’s Ministry of Textiles clears Rs 0.3 bn for technical textile projects

India’s Ministry of Textiles clears Rs 0.3 bn for technical textile projects

Ministry of Textiles cleared 20 strategic research projects worth Rs 0.3 billion in the areas of Specialty fibres and Geotextiles, said Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Textiles.

Ministry of Textiles cleared 20 strategic research projects worth Rs 0.3 billion in the areas of Specialty fibres and Geotextiles, said Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Textiles.

As per the ministry, these strategic research projects fall under the Flagship Programme ‘National Technical Textiles Mission.’ Amongst the 20 Research projects, 16 projects of Specialty fibres were cleared including 5 projects in Healthcare, 4 projects in Industrial and Protective, 3 projects in Energy Storage, 3 projects in Textile waste recycling, and 1 in Agriculture and 4 projects in Geotextiles (Infrastructure) were cleared, said the ministry.

According to the ministry, various leading Indian Institutes, Centres of Excellence and Government Organizations participated including IITs, DRDO, BTRA, among others in the session which cleared projects strategic for the development of the Indian economy and a step in the direction of Atmanirbhar Bharat, especially in the Healthcare, Industrial and Protective, Energy Storage, Textile Waste Recycling, Agriculture and Infrastructure.

Goyal also highlighted that the focus should be on the Internationally high value-added products and building a structure of brainstorming around problem statements. In addition, Inter-ministerial synergy is required for attracting mega research projects in the country.

Previously, 11 research projects worth Rs 0.78 biilion were cleared by the Ministry of Textiles on 26th March 2021.

Source: Business Standard

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