Govt approves 20 technical textiles R&D projects worth Rs 61.09 Cr


New Delhi: The government has approved 20 R&D projects worth Rs 61.09 crore across Geotech, Protech, Indutech, Sustainable Textiles, Sportech, Buildtech segments and Specialty Fibres (Carbon Fibre and Ultra High Molecular Weight Poly Ethylene), textiles ministry said on Thursday.

The projects were approved at the 6th Mission Steering Group (MSG) meeting of the National Technical Textiles Mission chaired by textiles minister Piyush Goyal.

Among these 20 R&D projects, three were of Geotech, six of Protech, one each of Indutech, Sportech, and Ultra High Molecular Weight Poly Ethylene. Two projects each of Sustainable Textiles, Buildtech, Carbon Fibres, and Specialty/Functional Fibre were also approved.

“While addressing the meeting, Goyal said that it is necessary to identify the areas where high strength lightweight Technical Textiles could be used as an alternative material in automobile, aviation, infrastructure and medical sectors for enhancing efficiency, advancement and sustainability,” the ministry said quoting Goyal.

Goyal emphasised on massive outreach exercise to attract more R&D proposals in the priority areas under the mission and that private engineering colleges of good repute should be encouraged to work together with Textile Research Associations or reputed government institutes to foster research and innovation.

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