Textiles Ministry Approves 15 R&D Projects Worth Rs.32 Crore

(MENAFN- KNN India) Textiles Ministry approves 15 R&D projects worth Rs.32 crore

New Delhi, Jan 28 (KNN)
The Ministry of Textiles on Friday cleared 15 R&D projects worth around ₹
32.25 crore across key strategic areas such as Speciality fibre, Protective textiles, High-Performance Textiles, Geotextiles, Medical Textiles, Sustainable Textiles, and Textiles for Building Materials.

This was announced during the 5th Mission Steering Group (MSG) meeting held under the chairmanship of Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Textiles, Commerce and Industry.

Among these 15 R&D projects, 7 Projects of Speciality Fibres, 2 from protective Textiles, 2 from High Performance Textiles, 1 from Geotextiles, 1 from Medical Textiles, 1 from Sustainable Textile, 1 from Textiles for Building Materials was approved.

In his address the Union Minister said that leading textile manufacturers and institutes should come together to indigenously develop strategic and high-value technical textile products, with the support of the NTTM.

Robust outreach exercise is required to attract R&D Proposals in Machinery and Equipment across major textile machinery manufacturing hubs in India, he said.

Inter-Ministerial collaboration is required to document and utilize existing and updated technologies for wider usage in the nation building process, especially in the areas of sustainable technical textiles, emphasised the minister.

Existing beneficiaries of NTTM such as Premier Institutes and Research bodies need to connect with other institutes for wider awareness, benefits and optimal utilization of NTTM Scheme across India, he added.

The minister further encouraged young engineering minds to pursue technical textiles in India is the need of the hour.
(KNN Bureau)


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