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Industrial Textiles

Polishing cloths, Needle punched felt, Drive belts, fabrics for coating, High tenacity yarns etc.

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Medical Textiles

Healthcare/hygiene products : beddings, clothings, surgical clothes, sanitary napkins, diapers, etc.

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Eco Textiles

Erosion prevention textiles, Geomembranes for landfills etc.

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Packaging textiles

FIBC big bags, Laundry bags, Sacks for storage, Food soaker pads, Net packaging for storing etc.

Conference » Indian Technical Textile Industry


AN OVERVIEW - INDIAN TECHNICAL TEXTILE INDUSTRY

Technical textiles are textile materials and products used for their technical performance and functional properties. Technical textiles are an important part of the textile industry and its potential is still largely untapped in India. With the increase in disposable income, the consumption of technical textiles is expected to increase. By 2020-21 the technical textile sector is projected to reach a market size of Rs. 2 lakh crores.

Major Schemes being implemented for technical textiles by Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

I. Technology Mission on Technical Textiles (TMTT)

II. Scheme for Promoting usage of Agrotextiles in North East Region

III. Scheme for Promoting usage of Geotechnical textiles in North East Region

IV. Scheme for Promoting usage of Agrotextiles in India (Excluding North East Region)

V. Focus Incubation Centre (FIC)

VI. Other Initiative

TECHNOLOGY MISSION ON TECHNICAL TEXTILES (TMTT):

  • Ministry of Textiles had launched Technology Mission on Technical Textiles (TMTT) with Two Mini- Missions for a period of five years from 2010-11 to 2014- 15 with a total fund outlay of Rs. 200 crore. The scheme was launched during December 2010. TMTT was extended for another two years (2015-16 & 2016-17) with financial allocation of Rs.55.3 Cr.
  • Mini-Mission- I (Fund Allocation -156 Crore) : Objectives were "Standardization, creating common testing facilities with national / international accreditation, indigenous development of prototypes and resource center with I.T. infrastructure".
  • Following Eight Centers of Excellence (COEs) have been established with a financial support of Rs. 25 Crore each, to provide infrastructure support at one place for the convenience of manufacturers of Technical Textiles:


SCHEME FOR PROMOTING USAGE OF AGROTEXTILES IN NORTH EAST REGION

  • Ministry of Textiles, Government of India has launched a Scheme for Usage of Agrotextiles in North-Eastern Region. The scheme was operationlised during June 2013 and is in force till March,2019. The aim is to encourage utilization of Agrotextiles in improving the Agriculture, horticulture & floricultural produce of the N-E states through creating demonstration set-up depicting the benefit of usage of Agrotextile products suitable for the region. A total of 44 Demonstration Centers were setup across the 8 north-eastern states. Further a total 1126 agrotextiels kits were distributed to farmers in NER states.


SCHEME FOR PROMOTING USAGE OF GEOTECHNICAL TEXTILES IN NORTH EAST REGION

  • The Scheme has been approved on 03rd December 2015 and the Duration of the Scheme is from 2014-15 to 2018-19 (Five years). The Scheme has been launched by Hon'ble Minster of State for Textiles (I/C) at Manipur on 24.03.2015. The objective of this Scheme is to promote and utilize Geo textiles in development of the infrastructure in the NE states by providing technological and financial support for meeting additional costs, if any, due to the usage of Geo textiles in existing/ new projects in road, hill/ slope protection and water reservoirs. The Scheme has two Components namely (i) Application of geo textiles solutions including onsite installation and (ii) Sensitization activities, market studies, on-site testing, training and capacity building, etc. Till date a total of 30 projects have been approved with a cost of Rs. 90 crores.


SCHEME FOR PROMOTING USAGE OF AGROTEXTILES IN INDIA (EXCLUDING NORTH EAST REGION):

  • With the overwhelming response of the Schemes for promoting usage of Agrotextiles in NER, one new Component "Scheme for Promoting Usage of Agrotextiles in India (excluding North Eastern States)" was introduced & funded under Mini-Mission-II of Technology Mission on Technical Textiles (TMTT) for a period of two years (2015-16 & 2016-17) with a fund outlay of Rs. 5.00 crores. Under this scheme a total of 10 Demonstration Centers have been setup across India and a total of 200 agrotextile kits have been distributed to farmers.


OTHER INITATIVE

  • To boost the technical textile sector, Ministry of Textiles has taken the initiative of persuading all the user Ministries at the highest level to incorporate the technical textiles in their specifications, manuals, guidelines etc. Nodal Officers have been nominated for each Ministry to expedite the process.