Government National Textiles Mission to go ahead with 23 strategic projects
The central government has given 23 strategic textile research projects the go ahead under its National Textiles Mission. The research projects total around Rs 60 crore and cover areas of the textile industry including sustainable textiles, geotextiles, sports textiles, and speciality fibres among others.
“Among these 23 research projects, 12 projects of Speciality Fibres having application areas in agriculture, smart textiles, healthcare, strategic application, and protective gears were cleared,” said the Ministry of Textiles in a statement, the Press Trust of India reported. “Four projects from sustainable textiles having application area in agriculture and healthcare sector were cleared. Also, five projects from geotextile, one from mobiltech, and one from sportech were cleared.”
“Industry and academic connect is essential for the growth of research and development in the application areas of technical textiles in India,” said Minister for Textiles Piyush Goyal at an address, ET Bureau reported. “Building convergence with academicians, scientists, and researchers is the need of the hour.”
Goyal stated that there exists a gap in the Indian textile industry in terms of technology and this needs to be filled by the technical textiles sector. In order to achieve this, Goyal suggested industry interaction and promotional activities including exhibitions and conferences, buyer-seller meets, and other export promotion activities.
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