NEW DELHI : The Union Minister for Textiles, Commerce and Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal, while chairing the 8th Meeting of the Mission Steering Group (MSG) of National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM) here, emphasized on the need for enhancement of collaborative efforts among the Government and industry to enhance indigenous development of technical textiles products.
The Ministry of Textiles approved 11 project proposals, including 9 R&D projects, 1 project on machine development and 1 project on equipment development, worth approx. INR 103 crores. One of the projects focused on development of high-strength carbon fibre for strategic applications to make India self-reliant in the field of Technical Textiles
The projects cover different application areas of technical textiles including 2 projects of Protech, 2 Meditech, 2 Mobiltech, 1 Buildtech, 2 Smart Textiles and 1 project of Sustainable Textiles.
Amongst the approved projects, research projects were led by institutes and research bodies including CSIR-NAL, ATIRA, NITRA, IIT Delhi, ICT- Mumbai, NIT-Jalandhar, Colorjet India Ltd. among others.
The Union Minister reviewed the progress of different components of National Technical Textiles Mission including review of sanctioned R&D products, status of applications under General Guidelines for Enabling of Academic Institutes in Technical Textiles Education in India (Round- II), implementation of Quality Control Orders issued by Ministry of Textiles, patents guidelines of R&D, Outreach activities and events under NTTM, amongst others.
The Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Darshana Jardosh and Senior officials from Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Department of Science & Technology, Department of Higher Education, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade and members from other Ministries, and eminent members from the industry attended the meeting.